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Meet The Adorable Illinois Couple That Won The Mega Millions!

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Aww! We're slightly jealous, but overall, pretty happy with the winners who split the historic $656 million Mega Millions jackpot.

First we heard three awesome Maryland educators took home one third of the jackpot and now, a really sweet retired couple living in Red Bud, Illinois has stepped forward to claim their portion.

Unlike the Maryland winners (and most of the people playing), Merle and Patricia Butler purchased just ONE $3 quick pick ticket to win their $110 million share (after taxes) of the largest lottery prize in history.

Despite their newfound wealth, the Vietnam veteran and his wife have no plans to change their lifestyle and plan on keeping things simple by investing the money for their family's future.

Watch the video (above) to meet the lucky couple and be happy that the money went to such good people!

Congrats, guys!

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2 comments to “Meet The Adorable Illinois Couple That Won The Mega Millions!”

  1. 1

    Very foolish to use your real name, much less show your face at an event for winning. I can already hear the stampede of distant cousins coming around the corner.

  2. Laloca88 says – reply to this


    in illinois you are required by law to publicly declare yourself as the winner, unlike in maryland. they had no choice but to come forward publicly, using their real names.