A Barry Illinois man is waking up a little bit richer.
Winfred Lee, 61, won $5,000 after playing a Missouri Lottery "MONOPOLY" Scratchers game in September.
Lee has been an avid player of the game for 26 years.
While traveling to Hannibal for work he would often stop at the Ayerco on Mark Twain Avenue for gas and a Lottery ticket.
Lee says the money couldn't come at a better time.
He will undergo surgery in St. Louis later this month and his winnings will help pay for the cost.