Suburban man wins massive Illinois Lottery prize; largest in history

Chicago-Area Retiree, 70, Wins $265M Mega Millions Jackpot
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.



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