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Mascoutah man wins $100,000 in Illinois Lottery

A Mascoutah resident played a Million $$ Match ticket in the Illinois Lottery and instantly won a $100,000 prize.

illinoislotterylogoJohn Wright was at Speedi-Chek, 1040 W. Main St., in Mascoutah, when he bought and scratched his Million $$ Match ticket.

“I was shocked when I saw the $100,000 prize amount. I signed the back of my ticket right away,” he said.

His plans for the windfall include helping his daughter pay for college.

Speedi-Chek received a $1,000 bonus, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling a winning ticket. Million $$ Match is a $30 instant ticket featuring three top prizes of $5,000,000, five prizes of $1,000,000 and 14 prizes of $100,000. Two of the $5,000,000 prizes, three of the $1,000,000 prizes, and eight of the $100,000 prizes, have not been claimed.

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— The Illinois Business Journal

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