Single Burnham dad wins $100,000 from Illinois Lottery

2014-05-13T09:35:00Z 2014-05-13T22:45:54Z Single Burnham dad wins $100,000 from Illinois LotteryTimes Staff nwitimes.com
May 13, 2014 9:35 am  • 

BURNHAM | A 34-year-old single father from Burnham is $100,000 richer thanks to a winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket.

Tywon Terrell won the jackpot when he played a Quick Pick ticket and matched all five numbers in the April 20 midday drawing. 

"Thanks to this lottery win, I will be able to surprise my son with a special birthday present," Terrell said in a statement issued by the Illinois Lottery Tuesday.

Terrell bought the winning ticket Easter morning at South Holland AMPM, 951 E. 162nd St. and later that day, used his cell phone to check the winning numbers.

"I can't wait to tell my son his birthday present will be a vacation in Texas," Terrell said in the statement. "This will be his first time on a plane."

Terrell, who works in the building materials industry, said he also plans to share his winnings with family.

South Holland AMPM will receive a $1,000 bonus -- 1 percent of the prize -- for selling the winning ticket.

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