Crystal Lake resident Lynn Pawelek was surprised to find out that she had won $4.5 million dollars in the latest Illinois Lottery drawing. Her numbers were 05, 09, 11, 27, 42, and 48. These numbers were the numbers that made her a millionaire, and she is now one of the “lucky” ones. However, there’s more to this story than meets the eye.
No, this is not the same Crystal Lake that you may remember from “Friday the 13” movies. The strategy used here was simple, playing the same numbers often, and just keep trying, and that’s where the numbers had finally paid off. Playing the same numbers paid off again.
But in this big win for one, there were 77,000 people as well.
That’s right, 77,000 people won the lottery this past week in the drawing for Illinois Lottery. Why does that matter? Well, it illustrates one of the things that has been stated on this site many times. You’re going to find that you’re not always going to pull the big win. You may not win $4.5 million on the lotto, but what if you were one of the 77,000 people that won another prize?
The top prize amidst those that pulled the numbers, was $1,249. What if you won that prize? Is that not worth playing? Imagine winning that kind of prize several times a month, and you’ll realize why it’s so important to keep playing, even if you may not get the $4.5 million. $1200 is not a bad gain, based on an inexpensive ticket.