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Illinois friends share $262 million jackpot

John Williams and Neal Logue

Drawing Date: 6/2/2015

July 17, 2015 - Blue Island, Ill., residents John Williams and Neal Logue are sharing the second-largest prize in Illinois Lottery history. After occasionally buying lottery tickets together for the past twelve years, the two friends hit the jackpot when the first row of numbers on their $5 Mega Millions ticket matched all six numbers  [02 - 09 - 11 - 22 - 23 - (12)] to win $262 million in the Tuesday, June 2nd drawing. This was the only ticket - among the many Mega Millions tickets purchased in 44 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands-to match all six numbers.

The day after the drawing, Logue called the Illinois Lottery hotline to hear the winning numbers. The friends immediately signed the back of the ticket and Logue put it in his wallet.

The Blue Island store that sold the $262 million winning Mega Millions ticket is Supermercado Imelda, 13036 South Western Avenue. The retailer received a $500,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.