By TESA CULLI
MT. VERNON — This weekend it was proven that lightning can strike twice in one place, or at least good luck can.
According to Jim Scott, owner of The Spot Tavern, two of his Illinois Lottery customers got big bucks on instant win, also known as “scratch off” tickets they purchased.
“On Saturday, we had a $100,000 winner,” Scott said. “Then someone turned around and got a $3,000 winning ticket on Sunday.”
Both wins were with instant win tickets, the larger win on the “Win for Life” game, Scott reported. “We’ve had lots of smaller wins,” Scott said. “But this is the most we’ve had on tickets we sold.”
Scott said he was unable to release the name of the $100,000 winner, but did say it was someone who purchased tickets at The Spot on a regular basis.
Win for Life is an instant lottery game with a grand prize of $50,000 a year for life. According to the Illinois State Lottery, the approximate overall odds of winning the game, including break-even prizes, are 1 in 4.67.
According to the Illinois State Lottery, by law, profits from all regular Lottery games are deposited into the state’s Common School Fund, which is to support kindergarten through 12th grade public education. The lottery states that students and classrooms receive nearly $623 million per year in Lottery revenue.
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