Illinois Lottery winner scratches $50,000 top prize on Gold Rush instant ticket
Patricia Easley, a 10-year resident of Gurnee, Illinois, won a top prize of $50,000 when she scratched a Gold Rush Instant Illinois Lottery ticket.
Ms. Easley was at home when she scratched the winning ticket and discovered her $50,000 windfall.
“My husband bought this ticket for me; he chose it because it was a new game that he had never seen before,” she said when she presented her winning ticket at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Des Plaines.
Ms. Easley plans to invest her winnings and save for retirement.
The winning ticket was purchased at Rashmi Quick Mart, 314 S. Lewis Ave. in Waukegan. The retailer received a $500 bonus, 1% of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.
Gold Rush is a $3 instant ticket scratch-off game featuring a top prize of $50,000.
Three of the $50,000 prizes have yet to be claimed.
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