Updated: December 29, 2012 6:17AM
LAKE ZURICH — Dean Denges is the Illinois Lottery’s newest Lucky Day Lotto winner.
The Lake Zurich resident matched all five numbers — 06-09–19–29–34 — in the Nov. 23 drawing and won $150,000.
“I play the number 29 because our wedding anniversary is April 29. The other numbers were just randomly chosen and whenever I play the lottery, I play these numbers. It really paid off!”
Denges and his wife, Aline, have four children and seven grandchildren.
Their plans for the winnings include paying bills and making some home improvements.
Five years ago, the couple started their own cleaning business. “It hasn’t been easy in this economy but now, because of this lottery win, we can breathe a little easier,” he said.
The winning ticket was purchased at Minuteman Citgo at 24112 N. Rand Road, Lake Zurich.
The store will receive a $1,500 bonus from the lottery for selling the winning ticket.