Thursday, September 11, 2014

"Queen of Hearts" Delivers Wedding Day Surprise

A big win was on the cards for a 28-year-old man from Washington D.C. earlier this week when he visited Chicago to attend a friend's wedding.

While he was in town Kevin Loftus popped into the 7-Eleven Store on East Wacker Drive and purchased an Illinois Lottery "Queen of Hearts" scratch-off ticket.

Loftus scratched off the ticket's coating just moments before leaving his hotel to attend the wedding ceremony, and realized it was his happy day as well when he discovered his $5 investment had secured a $200,000 prize.

"I celebrated the whole night feeling like the groom wasn’t the only lucky guy in the room," Loftus said.