PG woman wins $250K in lottery

PRAIRIE GROVE – A Prairie Grove woman has come forward as a lottery winner, although not the record-breaking $640 million from Friday night.

Margaret Oleksy won $250,000 and plans to pay off her bills with the money, according to a news release from the Illinois Lottery.

Oleksy was one of 11 players in Illinois who won $250,000 by matching five numbers. Another winner opted for the Megaplier feature and won $1 million.

“I saw the jackpot announced everywhere I went,” Oleksy said. “I just knew I had to play ... I still can’t believe it.”

– Northwest Herald

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