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.