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Retirement just got a whole lot easier for one lucky couple in Illinois eight.
And all Merle -- and pat Butler.
-- Merlin pat Butler there that -- Needed they need with three dollars and a dream because one of those dollars one of a third of the largest Mega Millions jackpot in history.
Mike Tobin is in red but Illinois with the latest hey Mike.
Hey -- is funny he says he feels like he wasted two bucks because only one of those numbers one.
But anyway after taking the lump sum payment taking -- taxes.
They're gonna go home with a 111.
Million dollars a probably the most amazing part of this story is this is -- little town.
3700 people everybody knows everybody's business and everybody knows the butlers and they kept it secret until today.
-- that the people I know in the bank.
As I was walking in the door to have to put this into a lock boxes are against you come over to but -- ticketed him away I said yeah I won this thing and I -- -- this thing -- -- -- This laughed it off.
And she doesn't notes of it right now that I really had that ticket -- Well said he was watch in the late newscast he scribbled on the numbers out of piece of Paper and he told his wife they want he says he just kind of looked at him funny had to say -- really.
We wine and then she giggled for about four hours.
Neat old couple -- been in this town that together for ever they got grandkids he's a Vietnam veteran they're members of the local church the buzz around here in -- but Illinois.
This is the kind of people you want to see when the lottery.
-- and how does she keep -- a secret.
-- they said he told only five people most of them were either lawyers or financial managers.
And that kept it quiet.
The only way to keep secret -- -- -- -- they kept it quiet until that last minute and anytime someone of what approach -- about it he would play it off like he said in the sound bite their joy as chairman big winner.
What are they plan to do with the money -- You know they've got -- a real conservative investment strategy to set up a number of accounts -- making -- that even the grandkids are gonna get some of this money they're meeting with a lot of financial managers again this the kind of people that you want to see -- the lottery because I'm not gonna blow it it really seems that they're gonna be happy when this is all said and done.
I hope sound -- in the history of -- you know problems with ladder it matters which is winners which is what we all rely on when we don't -- to make ourselves feel better about it but we wish all the best.
To that lovely couple -- thank you.
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