Dream Comes True for Cicero Resident

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local News“We have always dreamed of having a house in Mexico and now, because of this Lottery win, we can make our dream come true,” Ramiro Maldonado told Lottery officials when he presented his winning Cash For Life instant ticket. The Cicero resident bought two $2 Cash For Life instant tickets and scratched them in his car. On the first ticket, he won $2. “I was happy about that,” he said. On the second ticket he won $1,000 A Week for Life. “I never expected something like this to happen to me!”

The winning ticket was purchased at JD Food and Liquor, 10147 West Roosevelt Road in Westchester. The store will receive a $7,620 bonus, one percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket. Maldonado chose the one-time cash option of $762,000. “We have no more financial worries,” Maldonado said. The Lottery offers a number of versions of the Cash for Life instant game including games with top prizes of $500, $1,000, $2,500 and $5,000 a-week-for-life. The newest member of the Cash for Life family, 20X20, offers a top prize of $20,000 a week for 20 years. For more information, please visit www.illinoislottery.com.

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