Rockford Man Wins $250K Lottery Jackpot

Says he already has plans for his winnings

ROCKFORD - The Illinois Lottery reports that Samuel Zammuto of Rockford has won a top prize $250,000 jackpot in their Black Ice 7s scratch-off game.

Zammute purchased his ticket at the Fas Mart at 6010 E. Riverside Blvd. in Loves Park.  The retailer will also receive a 1% bonus, which is $2500.

Zammuto told lottery officials he plans to use his winnings to invest in his grandchildren’s education.

Black Ice 7s is a $5 instant ticket that features seven top prizes of $250,000.  Lottery officials say four of those jackpots have still not been claimed.

Editor's Note:  An earlier version of this story included incorrect information from the lottery about the amount of the bonus given to the store.  It has been corrected.

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