Officials at the Illinois Lottery are congratulating Quincy resident Peggy Lambert on her recent winnings.
Lambert purchased a 50X The Cash instant ticket at the Ayerco Convenience Center located at 2401 State Street in Quincy and instantly won the prize.
She had to claim her prize at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Springfield.
"I chose this ticket because it was the first one I saw when I went into the store," Lambert told lottery officials. "I never expected to win such a big prize!"
Officials say that Lambert plans to use the windfall to pay her bills and invest.