Red Bud (USA) – The luck has two faces – that of Merle and Patricia Butler! You have just become richer by an incredible $ 218.6 million, the equivalent of 166 million euros.
Merle and Patricia Butler won $ 218.6 million
The retired couple from the U.S. state of Illinois is the third multi-million winner mega jackpots cracked the end of March in the U.S..
Both presented themselves smiling and without fear of the public. They could not believe it at first their luck. His wife had just giggled for several hours, told Merle Butler (65).
“I turned to my wife and said, ‘We won,’” Butler recalled the evening in the Golden Drawing. “She looked at me funny and I said ‘really, we won.’” The next morning the couple put his three-dollar lucky ticket in a bank vault, then the two could be advised by lawyers and financial experts.
The 656 million dollars (502 million euros) had grown jackpot was cracked after 18 draws. After taxes remain the Butlers still 110 million dollars. A wide grin spread across her face as they the giant check was presented.
The Butlers are the only jackpot-breakers who have gone to the public. For this they were following the rules of the lottery in Illinois, but also committed. One winner from the state of Kansas, and three employees of public schools in Maryland, which attracted a lottery syndicate hit the jackpot, kept their fortune for himself.
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