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Uptown Lottery Winner Claims $150,000

By Adeshina Emmanuel | December 14, 2012 1:43pm | Updated on December 14, 2012 4:02pm
 Sunday Lucky Day Lotto winner Ngan Thai won $150,000.
Sunday Lucky Day Lotto winner Ngan Thai won $150,000.
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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.