Illinois Woman, 75, Wins $15K from Fantasy Fishing

Mary Zedonis of St. Charles, Ill. is 75 years old and the mother of five. She also just won $15,000 by playing fantasy fishing.

From this release via prnewswire.com:
_Mary Zedonis of St. Charles, Ill., knows a thing or two about professional fishing. The mother of five children, including an avid competitive angler, also knows a bit about Fantasy Fishing. In fact, the self-proclaimed "Fishin' Momma" won $15,000 by playing FLW Fantasy Fishing presented by Straight Talk held in conjunction with the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Evinrude tournament on Lake Okeechobee Feb. 3-6. Zedonis correctly picked Brandon McMillan of Belle Glade, Fla., to win the event.
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_"Wait until I tell the kids," said Zedonis. "Our family plays Fantasy Fishing together. They originally called me 'The Momma' but I changed my team name to 'Fishin' Momma.' Momma always seems to pick the right guys.

"We banter back and forth because Momma usually sits on top of the league, and I'm no spring chicken," Zedonis added. "You know what, we've been kidding like crazy because my son Paul is the big fisherman in the family."

In 2009 David Zedonis, one of the five children in the Zedonis family, topped his brother and mother in the Fantasy Fishing game that coincided with the FLW Tour's Walmart Open on Beaver Lake.

"Momma" Zedonis did her own research for the Lake Okeechobee event, including reading the Pundits Picks on FantasyFishing.com and utilizing Player's Advantage, to pick her winning lineup.

Zedonis' Fantasy Fishing team was led by McMillan and earned her 2,280 valuable points that will continue to accumulate throughout the season. Zedonis' picks have provided her with an early lead in the Fantasy Fishing season.

Fantasy Fishing is free to play, but fans can gain an edge with Player's Advantage. Player's Advantage is a unique tool that offers additional resources and information, and those with Player's Advantage have won at a rate of four-to-one. An added benefit to purchasing Player's Advantage is receiving access to the FLW Outdoors Magazine e-Edition.

"The fact that I won...I'm just giggling because it tickles me," Zedonis said. "The Fishin' Momma really knows what she's doing."

Playing Fantasy Fishing has been a fun way for the Zedonis family, who live in three states (Indiana, Illinois and California), to stay connected. Zedonis hopes the family's third win comes at the upcoming EverStart Series Western Division event on Lake Roosevelt where her son Paul is competing as a pro._