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Naperville retiree wins $265M jackpot in Mega Millions drawing

Jesus Davila Jr., 70, of Naperville, Ill., smiles as Illinois Lottery Director Michael Jones holds Davila's winning Mega Millions lottery ticket, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at a news conference in Chicago. The Illinois Lottery presented Davila with a $265 million check as winner of the jackpot in the Jan. 16 Mega Millions drawing. It was the largest prize in Illinois Lottery history. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
Jesus Davila Jr., 70, of Naperville, Ill., smiles as Illinois Lottery Director Michael Jones holds Davila's winning Mega Millions lottery ticket, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at a news conference in Chicago. The Illinois Lottery presented Davila with a $265 million check as winner of the jackpot in the Jan. 16 Mega Millions drawing. It was the largest prize in Illinois Lottery history. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

CHICAGO — 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 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.

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