Elmwood Park Resident Plans to Travel the U.S. after winning $1million Illinois Lottery Prize



Elmwood Park, ILDecember 5, 2013— “We moved here from Poland 20 years ago and we have always wanted to see more of the United States.  Now we can!” Stanislaw Widelski said after winning $1million playing Powerball.   The lucky Elmwood Park resident’s $2 ticket matched the first five numbers – 03 – 09 – 19 – 33 – 38- (12) – in the Wednesday October  9 drawing.

 “Because of this lottery win, my wife and I can do some travelling, starting with New York City and Washington, D.C.”  Plans for the winnings also include sharing with family and investing for retirement. 

 Widelski said he enjoys playing the lottery and used to play in Poland, always choosing his numbers randomly and always spending $2.  “I plan to keep playing!” he said.  The winning ticket was purchased at A&D Food and Liquor, 7705 West Belmont Avenue in Elmwood Park.  The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket. 




Powerball drawings take place Wednesday and Saturday nights at 9:59 p.m.  The estimated jackpot for this Wednesday is $81 million. For more information, please visitwww.illinoislottery.com.




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Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $18 billion to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto at illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.