Ottawa resident Kathy Ulrich won $50,000 when she scratched a Crossword instant lottery ticket.
Ulrich bought her winning ticket at Herman’s Package Store, 504 W. Main St., Ottawa. The retailer received a bonus of $500, or 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket. Crossword is a $5 instant ticket with 42 top prizes of $75,000, five of which have been unclaimed.
Ulrich has been a regular Illinois Lottery player for years, she told the Illinois Lottery.
“It’s just been one shock after another,” she said.