UPTOWN — The person who bought a winning lottery ticket at an Uptown convenience story has finally claimed the $150,000 prize.
Near West Side nail technician Ngan Thai played the winning numbers 18-24-26-28-32 in Sunday's Lucky Day Lotto drawing after buying a ticket from MyShop Convenience Store at 4600 N. Magnolia Ave, Illinois Lotto said in a release Friday.
Thai said in the release that she chooses lottery numbers randomly from "buildings, cabs, phone numbers – you name it."
Illinois Lotto said Thai - and her husband - will put the prize money toward buying a house.
“We’re currently renting, so it will be nice to have something we can call our own,” she said in the release.