Lucky Edwardsville resident wins $250,000 IL lottery prize

Updated: Jun. 7, 2017 at 1:22 PM CDT
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EDWARDSILLE, IL (KFVS) - Edwardsville resident Carmen Kruschik scratched a $10 Million Payout ticket and instantly won a top prize of $250,000.   "When I saw the $250,000 prize amount, my heart started pounding so fast!" she said when she presented her winning ticket at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Fairview Heights.

Kruschik was at Motomart, 1 Club Centre Court, in Edwardsville, when she cashed in a $10 winning $250,000 Crossword ticket and bought two $10 Million Payout tickets.  She was in her car in the parking lot when she scratched them.  "I didn't win a prize on the first ticket.  The second ticket I scratched was the big winner!"  She plans to share the windfall with her family, complete some home improvement projects, and invest.

Motomart received $2,500, one percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket. $10 Million Payout is a $5 instant ticket with a top prize of $250,000.  Of the six top prizes available, two have not been claimed.  For more information, please visit

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