Breaking News Bar
updated: 4/8/2014 9:11 AM

Illinois Lottery winner to give to animal charity

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
Associated Press

An Illinois Lottery winner says she'll give part of her prize money to an animal charity.

Marta Paciorek recently won on a 50X The Cash instant ticket. The 41-year-old Chicagoan opted for a lump-sum payment of $2.4 million.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

A Monday Illinois Lottery statement says she'll donate to the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. It doesn't say how much she'll give.

It also cites Paciorek as saying pets "deserve to be treated as members of the family." She has a 10-year old Labrador retriever.

Paciorek is originally from Poland and works in insurance. She bought her winning ticket at Jay's Food & Liquor in Chicago.

She has this advice for others lucky enough to win the lottery: She says, "Remember to share your good fortune."

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.