A local couple from the town of Red Bud, Illinois is stepping forward to claim a share in the more than 600-million-dollar Mega Millions lottery prize. Merle and Patricia Butler were introduced as the big winners at a press conference this morning. Merle says they only shared the big news with a handful of people, telling anyone who asked they hoped an area resident had won.

They were presented today with a check for more than two hundred-million dollars in front of the convenience store where they bought the winning ticket.

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