Retired Illinois truck driver wins state’s largest Lottery prize

(Credit: Kevork Djansezian)
(Credit: Kevork Djansezian)

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 jackpot in the Jan. 16 Mega Millions drawing.

The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports Davila was born in Puerto Rico and moved 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 Bucky’s Express convenience store in Glendale Heights. The store received a $500,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.