Local Mega Millions winner comes forward

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.

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