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River Forest principal wins $200K lottery prize; plans Hawaii trip

IrZimmer Schererville with  ceremonial check for his $200000 winning ticket from Hoosier Lottery. | Hoosier Lottery photo

Ira Zimmer, of Schererville, with the ceremonial check for his $200,000 winning ticket from the Hoosier Lottery. | Hoosier Lottery photo

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Updated: April 24, 2013 12:06PM



River Forest Assistant Principal Ira Zimmer plans to take his 96-year-old mother to Hawaii with his $200,000 Hoosier Lottery jackpot.

Zimmer, of Schererville, turned in the winning “Mix & Match” ticket Tuesday.

“I’m going to take my mother to Hawaii,” said Zimmer. “She’s 96 and it’s the only state she hasn’t been to. I’m a history buff so I’d like to see Pearl Harbor.”

Zimmer matched five numbers on one line in the April 12 Mix & Match drawing to win the game’s top prize. He purchased his lucky ticket at Cline Avenue Food Mart on U.S. 30 in Schererville.



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