March 27 – A Maroa woman won $250,000 from a Crossword ticket through the Illinois Lottery.
Vickie Weikle purchased her winning ticket at Freedom Oil Co., located at 101 S. Wood Street in Maroa. Freedom Oil received a bonus of $2,500 or one percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket according to a Tuesday press release from the Illinois Lottery.
This is not Weikle’s first time winning the lottery. She previously won $10,000 after playing an instant game. Weikle said she plans on using her latest winnings to pay off her home and buy a new car or motorcycle.