Forest Park resident Tatasha Trotter, 41, has won a $400,000 jackpot prize from a Quick Pick Lucky Day Lotto ticket she bought in Oak Park. The winning ticket was purchased by Trotter at a BP gas station on 7140 West Roosevelt Rd. in Oak Park. The retailer of the BP station received a $4,000 bonus, equal to 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.
On March 29, Trotter had checked to see if her ticket had won in the midday drawing, The ticket she had bought had indeed matched all five numbers called – 02 – 13 – 29 – 41 – 45 (according to the Illinois Lottery).
“I had seen so many Illinois Lottery winners in the news. They inspired me to buy a Lucky Day Lotto ticket. I’m so happy I did!” she said.
So what has she planned to do with her new chunk of change? According to Trotter, she has worked with financial advisors to make investment plans. Also included in her plans is a vacation with her childhood best friend.
Congratulations to Tatasha Trotter and never forget that your next stroke of luck could be right in your own neighborhood.