Lee County man wins $50K on Illinois Lottery instant game

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AMBOY, Ill. (WIFR) - An Amboy man strikes gold after playing an Illinois Lottery instant ticket.

Joe Zimmerly won the top prize on the $3 Gold Rush instant ticket. The winning ticket came from the HyVee Gas in the 2800 block of Plaza Drive in Peru. HyVee gets $500 for selling the winning ticket, which is 1% of the prize amount.

Two of the five $50,000 tickets have not been claimed.

Zimmerly says he will be taking his family on vacation and investing the rest of his winnings.