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Stanford man wins $50k in Illinois Lottery

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STANFORD, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

A Stanford man is a bit richer after winning a big prize in the Illinois Lottery. 

Tim Tippey won the prize after buying a Crossword scratch off ticket at the Casey's in Minier. He thought he won $1,000 and took the ticket back to the store, only to find he had actually won thousands of dollars more. 

“When the clerk told me I actually won $50,000, I couldn’t believe it!” said Tippey.

Tippey said he plans to put the money toward the purchase of a new home. 

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