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The Illinois Lottery Crowns Its First $1,000 a Week for Life Winner!

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Every now and then, when I go and fill my car up with gas, I like to treat myself to an instant win lottery scratch card. These can range anywhere from $1 a card to over $10 a card. It’s always fun to think about what I would do if I won the big bucks. If I were to win big, I would give enough money to my family to help make their lives easier to support and then give the remaining money away to charities worldwide overtime. My favorite instant wins are the $500 ($1/game), $1,000 ($2/game), and the $2,500 ($5/game) cash for life cards. If you win, you can decide to either take a lump sum or the prize money weekly for life. Can you even begin to imagine how convenient it would be to have a nice big check coming in the mail every single week without ever working for it?
In May, Jose Garcia of the northwest side of Chicago and Dan Kaiser of Machesney Park, the first cash for life winner, each found this out by winning the $500 a week for life game. Now, as of June 1st, 2011, there is another winner who is going to know just how great this will feel. Congratulations go out to Chicago’s Elizabeth Wilson! This single-mom is the winner of the Illinois State Lottery’s $1,000 a week for life scratch off card. According to the Channel 5 News,, Elizabeth Wilson will “keep on giving” with her new income! According to the back of this scratch card and the Illinois State Lottery,, Wilson’s odds of winning were 1 in 4,000,000. Even with these odds, she managed to win and that is incredible!

Congratulations again to Elizabeth Wilson, Dan Kaiser, and Jose Garcia! You three are very lucky individuals. May your futures remain bright and lucky! To everyone that still play these instant games, who will win next? Will it be you? Please remember that although this can be enjoyable, this is gambling and should be done in a responsible manner. Have fun, be safe, and most importantly good luck!

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