Toby the Dog Wins $100k With Illinois Lottery

May 30, 2013 – No, dogs can’t actually win the lottery, but one Illinois woman will be letting her dog Toby pick all her numbers after his choices won her $100,000 on Illinois’ Lucky Day Lotto.

“I was bored with my regular Lottery numbers, so I wrote numbers on little cards and scattered them on the floor,” Elizabeth Borek said.  “Whichever numbers my dog Toby touched, I picked up and I played those numbers.”

Toby, a 12-year-old Shih Tzu, picked the numbers 14, 18, 23, 34, and 35 for Borek, a regular Lucky Day Lotto player who says she’s only ever won $10 on the game in the past.

Borek said she plans to keep playing Lucky Day, and after her lucky dog beat odds of 1 in 575,757 , she says she’ll let Toby pick her numbers for her again.

Lucky Day Lotto is a jackpot draw game with drawings every day of the week.  Jackpots start at $100,000, and it costs only $1 to play a set of five numbers.

You can learn about more ways to win every day with Lucky Day Lotto here.


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Written by Matt Isaacs

Matt is the Editorial Manager for the LotteryHUB News Team. Matt graduated from Rutgers University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies in May 2013