Pekin man takes home big lotto prize

By WEEK Producer

July 3, 2013 Updated Jul 3, 2013 at 10:10 PM CDT

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- A Pekin man is a quarter million dollars richer.

Jason Breweur recently matched five numbers in a Mega Ball Lottery drawing.

Breweur bought the ticket at the SK Short Shop convenience store in East Peoria.

He is a regular there and has been playing the same numbers for the last 12 years.

Brewuer and his wife plan on using the money to pay off their mortgage, outstanding debt, and start a college fund for their two children.

But he said his children have other thoughts on how to use the money.

"They're happy, wanting to go to Disney," said lotto winner Jason Breweur.

Breweur said he and his wife are planning on doing some fun things for the kids with the money.

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