Couple Claims Share of Mega Millions Prize Apr18

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Couple Claims Share of Mega Millions Prize

After two-and-a-half weeks of mystery, America finally got to put a face on Wednesday to one of the three winners of the record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot.

Merle and Patricia Butler, a retired married couple from the small Illinois town of Red Bud, stepped forward to claim the third and final share of the largest lottery prize in history.

The Butlers, who are in their 60s and lifetime residents of Red Bud, were revealed as the winners at an Illinois Lottery news conference at the Village Hall in tiny Red Bud, a farming community of 3,700 about 40 miles southeast of St. Louis.

“We are just everyday people who have worked hard all our life, who love our family and our city, pay our taxes and try and keep up with all the work that’s involved in owning and maintaining a house,” Merle Butler said in a press release issued by the Illinois Lottery . “We just happened to hit it big in the lottery.”

via U.S. News – Merle and Pat Butler, Illinois couple in their 60s, claim share of $656 million Mega Millions prize.

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