Mount Prospect man wins $250K after playing scratch-ticket

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A northwest suburban Mount Prospect man recently won $250,000 after playing a scratch-ticket.

Charles McLaughlin said he was relaxing in his backyard when he used a dime to scratch a $250,000 crossword ticket and instantly won a quarter of a million dollars, according to a statement from the Illinois Lottery.

McLaughlin, 48, purchased the $10 winning ticket at BP, 1625 E. Euclid Ave. in Mount Prospect. He said he plans to use his winnings to take his family on vacation and buy his wife a “dream kitchen.”

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