Lincoln-Way Foundation Dream Raffle winners Thelma and Warren Rhind (second from left, and center) accept a mock check from Supt. Scott Tingley (left), board Vice President David Zang and board President Bob Kennedy (far right). | Supplied photo
Updated: January 27, 2014 6:11AM
Talk about luck.
A New Lenox man won the grand prize in the Lincoln-Way High School Foundation’s Dream Raffle — for a second time.
Warren Rhind won just more than $36,000 in this year’s raffle. In 1999, Rhind also won the grand prize, collecting more than $100,000 in prize money, according to a press release.
“I don’t know why everyone wouldn’t buy a ticket,” Rhind said in a press release.
His first win was in 1999 for the Dream Home Raffle, the release said. Not enough tickets were sold to put the house up for grabs, but Rhind still won more than $100,000 in the grand prize, the release said.
This year, 999 raffle tickets were sold, making it a split-the-pot raffle, according to the release. There were eight $1,000 prizes as well.
According to the press release, those winners were: Lois Armstrong, Lombard; Pierre Gregiore, Aurora; Lynette Lamparelli, New Lenox; Mary Lobraco, Westmont; Rebecca Palumbo, Tinley Park; Cataldo Panici, Tinley Park; Alecia Staniszewski, Mokena; and Jorge Trujillo, Dyer, Ind.
“We have every confidence that we will continue to improve our Dream Raffle results,” Bob Kennedy, the foundation board’s president, said in the release. “I agree with Mr. Rhind, I don’t know why everybody doesn’t buy a Dream Raffle ticket! The proceeds benefit Lincoln-Way students, and as Mr. Rhind has proven — the odds of winning are incredible.”