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

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

Wednesday, May 14, 2014  |  Updated 1:29 PM CDT
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    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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