Local Mega Millions winner comes forward

March 19, 2008 3:07:50 PM PDT
A lucky Illinois family waited three months. But on Wednesday, they received a belated Christmas gift - a multi-million dollar lottery jackpot.The Illinois Lottery presented the winner with a check for $81.5 million.

One family member bought the lucky ticket at a gas station in suburban Streamwood back in mid-December but waited to come forward while seeking professional financial advice.

The winner did not reveal her identity, refering to herself only as the "JYS Family Limited Partnership."

The $81.5 million depressants half of the total mega-millions jackpot from December's drawing. The other half went to another winner in New Jersey.