Belleville woman wins $75K from scratch-off ticket

BELLEVILLE, ILL. - A Belleville woman's love of Crossword scratch-off lottery tickets has paid off-- she recently won $75,000!

Jennifer Wallace was home with her husband Brad when she scratched the winning Ultimate Crossword lottery ticket. 

“I love the Crossword tickets!” she said as she presented the winning ticket at the Lottery Prize Center in Fairview Heights.

Wallace says she's going to use her winnings to pay bills, invest and fix up a car.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Circle K in the 1000 block of East Main Street in Belleville. The $25 instant ticket features top prizes of $750,000 and $75,000.

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