Man Wins $100K Lottery Prize, Buys Son Birthday Gift

Tywon Terrell is a single dad who works in the building materials industry

tywon terrell
Illinois Lottery

A south suburban Chicago man plans to give his son a special birthday gift after winning a $100,000 jackpot prize on Easter.

Tywon Terrell, 34, bought his Quick Pick ticket April 20 at a South Holland AMPM, according to the Illinois Lottery.

Later that day, Terrell checked the winning numbers on his cell phone and discovered he’d matched all five numbers— 03-05-17-21-34— and won $100,000.

Terrell, a single dad who works in the building materials industry, said he plans to share his winnings with his family and buy his son a birthday present.

“I can’t wait to tell my son his birthday present will be a vacation in Texas," Terrell said in a statement from the Illinois Lottery. "It will be his first time on a plane!”

The retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus, equal to 1 percent of the prize amount.

As for advice to other lottery players, Terrell says to just "think positive."

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