A local man is now looking forward to a relaxing vacation after matching five out of six numbers in the Illinois lottery.
Daniel Flanagan, from Missouri, says he buys a lottery ticket every time he visits Illinois. His strategy has paid off because the ticket he bought for the July 9 drawing won $155,402.
He purchased the winning Quick Pick ticket at Red Roof Liquor and Lottery in Columbia, Ill.
His plans for the winnings include paying bills and taking a nice vacation.
Photos: Local lottery winners