Skokie woman plans to buy house with $250,000 lottery prize

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A north suburban woman plans to buy a house with $250,000 she won playing the Illinois Lottery.

Peronia George won $250,000 on a $250,000 crossword ticket she bought at Montrose BP at 3201 W. Montrose in Chicago, according to a statement from the Illinois Lottery.

“When I scratched my ticket and saw that I won, I was shocked! Even after hey double-checked it for me at the store, I still couldn’t believe it,” she said when she presented her winning ticket at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Des Plaines.

George and her husband live in Skokie and plan to use their winnings to buy a house.

The station received $2,500, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.

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