Lifelong Humboldt Park resident wins $100,000 lottery prize

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Monday, February 23, 2015
Epifano Santos.
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Epifanio Santos says when he went to buy a Lucky Day Lotto ticket, the first two stores he went to were closed.

The third, little did he know, was where he would buy the winning ticket.

"I am glad I didn't give up because the third store sold me a winning ticket!" he said. His ticket was purchased at the Safeway Food Mart in the 4000-block of West Armitage Ave.

Santos, 56, won the $100,000 prize in the Jan. 22 drawing after playing for the past couple months, he said. He works as a City of Chicago truck driver and has lived in West Humboldt Park his entire life.

He said he plans to use the winnings to buy a house for his family.

"Those who win should spend it on their loved ones," he said.