State Lotto looking for $100,000 East Dundee ticket holder
By Erin Sauder For Sun-Times Media February 11, 2014 3:24PM
Updated: March 13, 2014 6:38AM
EAST DUNDEE — Bradnesh Shah, manager of the East Dundee Citgo, said the gas station is no stranger to selling winning lottery tickets.
“We get lots of winners here,” he said Tuesday of the station, at 1097 E. Main St. “Some have won $5,000 and $10,000.”
But time is running out for one lucky lottery player to claim a $100,000 Lucky Day Lotto prize from a Quick Pick ticket purchased almost a year ago at the Citgo station. Players have one year from the original drawing date to claim their prize.
According to lottery officials, the winning numbers for that Feb. 28, 2013, drawing were: 5, 16, 18, 29, and 30.
“Nobody has turned it in,” Shah said. “Maybe they lost the ticket or something. I don’t know.”
Lottery officials are urging people to check their old lottery tickets. The ticket can be redeemed at one of five prize centers in Chicago, Des Plaines, Rockford, Springfield and Fairview Heights, officials said.
The store that sold a winning lottery ticket gets its 1 percent commission, said lottery spokeswoman Micaela Small.
That meant a $1,000 payout for the East Dundee Citgo.
Under the Illinois Lottery Law, unclaimed prizes are transferred to the Common School Fund, which assists K-12 public schools.
More information is available online at www.illinoislottery.com.