A 53-year old healthcare worker from Libertyville has just won enough money to be free of financial worries for a long time. Paul Veselack is the latest top prize winner of the Illinois Lottery’s “$300,000,000 Cash Spectacular” scratch-off game.
The lucky man bought 3 of the $10 tickets at a 7-Eleven on State Street between Erie and Ontario streets in Chicago and hit gold on the second one. The win would have paid $50,000 a year over the next 20 years, but Veselack chose the one-time payment option of just $600,000 before state and federal taxes are deducted.
The winner says the money will be set aside for his children’s education and for retirement.