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Mega Millions Winners From Illinois Have Come Forward

 
Mega Millions Winners From Illinois Have Come Forward
Posted April 19th, 2012 @ 7:17am

The last of the three winners from that $656 MILLION Mega Millions jackpot just came forward. 

And it's a nice retired couple from rural Illinois who only spent $3 on three lottery tickets for the jackpot.  They'll wind up with more than $100 MILLION after they take the lump sum and pay taxes.

Merle says, quote, "We're just everyday people who have worked hard all our life, who love our family and our city, pay our taxes, and try to keep up with all the work that's involved in owning a house.  We just happened to hit it big in the lottery."

 

He says when he checked their ticket the night of the drawing, quote, "I turned to my wife and said, 'We won.'  She kind of looked at me funny and I said, 'No, we won.'  And then she started giggling.  And she giggled for about four hours."

 

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