Oak Forest resident Therese Maske is no magician, but she recently turned $1 into $216,666.
The lucky lady was shocked to discover the $1 Quick Pick ticket she bought at Circle K, 5600 W. 159th St., was a perfect match of the June 23 Lucky Day Lotto evening drawing—02, 05, 17, 19, 30. She was one of three winners, who will now share the jackpot of $650,000, according to Illinois Lottery.
Maske has lived with her husband in Oak Forest for the past decade. She's mother to four and grandmother to seven.
“This lottery win is life-changing, it will make things easier for us,” Maske said. “And we might take a vacation next year to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary."
Oak Forest's Circle K will also get in on the winnings. They are due a $2,166 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
The other two June 23 Lucky Day Lotto winners were from Roscoe and Morton Grove, respectively.