This week’s lottery winners include players from Edwardsville, Granite City and suburban Chicago, among others.
A woman identified as “Laura H. from Granite City” won $1,000 on a Diamonds & Gold scratch-off ticket that she purchased at the Farm Fresh Dairy Store on Nameoki Road in Granite City. And a woman identified as “Bobbi B. from Edwardsville” won $1,000 on a Merry Millionaire scratch-off that she purchased at Fast Mart in Hartford. Bobbi plans to use the money for Christmas shopping, while Laura said she plans to “have some fun,” according to the Illinois Lottery.
But the big winner was Gerald Jackson, of Markham, a suburban Chicago man who won $400,000 playing Lucky Day Lotto. He plans to pay off his mortgage and buy a new truck, he told the Illinois Lottery.
Jackson told WMAQ that he plays the same numbers every week, and has been playing the same numbers for more than a year. “This is fantastic,” he said.