CHICAGO (AP) _ A 70-year-old retired professional driver from Naperville has won the largest prize in Illinois Lottery history.
Jesus Davila Jr. was presented with an oversized check for $265 million Tuesday at the Illinois Lottery offices in downtown Chicago. Lottery officials say the first line of numbers on Davila’s $5 Quick Pick ticket matched all six numbers to win the Jan. 16 Mega Millions jackpot.
Officials say he chose to take a single payout. After taxes, it came to $126,890,121.
Davila was born in Puerto Rico and came to the U.S. when he was 6. He lived in Chicago until moving to Naperville five years ago.
Davila bought the winning ticket Jan. 16 at a Glendale Heights Bucky’s Express convenience store. The store received a $500,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.