Suburban man wins massive Illinois Lottery prize; largest in history

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Chicago-Area Retiree, 70, Wins $265M Mega Millions Jackpot

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (WGN) - A west suburban man has claimed the largest prize in Illinois Lottery history.

The Naperville resident won $265 million dollars on a Mega Millions ticket.

He spent $5 on a Quick Pick ticket and it matched all six numbers during the January 16th drawing.

Lottery officials say they plan to present him with a ceremonial oversized check to commemorate the win.

The public will learn more about him, including his name, when he is presented with the check tomorrow.

6 PHOTOS
Man wins $265 million in jackpot lottery
See Gallery
Suburban man wins massive Illinois Lottery prize; largest in history
Photo Credit: WGN
Photo Credit: WGN
Photo Credit: WGN
Photo Credit: WGN
Photo Credit: WGN
Photo Credit: WGN
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION


More on AOL:
Hungry octopus jumps out of nowhere, eats crab and terrifies us
Woman in Mass. shovels town sidewalks from her wheelchair to keep everyone safe

Read Full Story

People are Reading