May 13, 2005
Illinois Man Gives Wife Ticket Worth $25,000 For Mother's Day
An Illinois man gave his wife a Missouri Lottery ticket worth $25,000 for Mother’s Day. Hazel Schiller, 55, of Woodstock, Ill., said she and her husband, Mike, were vacationing with her brother-in-law and his wife at their time-share in Branson when she received the ticket. Schiller said on May 8, Mike went to Quik Mart in Branson for some coffee filters and while there, he bought two Lottery tickets. He later gave them to Schiller as her Mother’s Day present.
"He handed them to me that morning and said, ’Happy Mother’s Day,’" said Schiller, who works for a title company in Crystal Lake, Ill. "It (winning ticket) was the second one I scratched."
Schiller said she and Mike plan to use the prize money to buy a new vehicle.
"We need a vehicle," she said. "Our car has 157,000 miles on it, and I drive 60 miles a day."
"Pay Day," a $2 game, officially went on sale Feb. 26.