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Chicago Musician hits the right note with Quick Pick

Posted by Admin On September - 30 - 2013

Wins $450,000 Illinois Lottery Jackpot Prize

CHICAGO, IL — Aaron Nicholas couldn’t believe he won a lottery jackpot by re-playing the numbers printed on a Quick Pick ticket he bought for a previous drawing. “My Quick Pick ticket didn’t win that night, but I had a good feeling about the numbers on it so I decided to play them for a week.”  The lucky Chicago resident was shocked to win $450,000 when those five numbers – 7 – 12 – 13 – 27 – 32 – came up in the  August 20 Lucky Day Lotto evening drawing.

Nicholas was on his way to the movies with a friend when he stopped to get gas and buy a Lucky Day Lotto ticket.  After the movie, he used his cell phone to check the winning numbers on illinoislottery.com.  “When I saw the winning numbers, my hands began to shake and my eyes filled with tears.  My first thought was that my music can now reach thousands.”

As a young boy Nicholas looked forward to attending church with his mother to listen to the choir. He grew up memorizing the tunes and playing them on his keyboard with ease. His natural talent earned him a spot in the church band where he still plays today.

Nicholas plans to use his winnings to buy music equipment, pay bills, and donate to his church. “I am grateful that my church gave me a chance to pursue my passion. Now I can buy myself a top of the line digital piano and enchant more people with my music.”  In his spare time Nicholas also plays in the jazz group, Two Cold, with whom he has produced his first instrumental music CD.

When asked if he had any advice for other lottery players Nicholas responded, “Keep playing and don’t give up. Anything’s possible.” The winning ticket was purchased at S&J Mobil Oil, 7601 South State Street, in Chicago.  The retailer received a $4,500 bonus, equal to 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.

Jackpots for Lucky Day Lotto start at $100,000. Drawings are now twice a day, seven days a week with an average of over 40,000 winners every day. That’s over 250,000 winners in Illinois every week! The Lucky Day Lotto drawing takes place every day at 12:40 p.m. and 9:22 p.m. For more information, please visit www.illinoislottery.com.

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed $18 billion to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund. Players must be at least 18 years old.

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