A lot of mystery surrounded the Illinois Mega Millions winner Thursday morning. That person had yet to come forward. But, the staff at Moto Mart on South Main Street welcomed the media with open arms.
The Illinois Lottery Commission was set to present store management with a half-million dollar check. The Moto Mart was one of three vendors from across the nation to sell the winning ticket. So even though the jackpot was over a half-billion dollars, the winner only gets $218-million. That was still reason enough to celebrate. Besides, any store that sells a ticket to such a big win gets a bonus.
The other two states with winning tickets, allow the winners to remain anonymous. In Illinois, winners have to come forward. Until then, the staff here at the Moto Mart got getting ready for a party