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Red Bud, Illinois is a sleepy little town, just a few miles up the road from where I live. This is a sparsely populated farming community where most folks are related to most other folks.

It's a sure bet, that someone I know, or their close relative is now Mega Rich ! I could even be so lucky as to be related to the winner of the Lottery. Or maybe an old, close friend, or an acquaintance I did a small favor for sometime. I should be so lucky....

In anycase, we're all waiting by the TV, hoping that the winner is our next door neighbor or someone, anyone we know. It's like a second-chance lottery. Exciting really.

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Illinois’ recent Mega Millions lottery winner is expected to claim the $218.66 million prize Wednesday morning in a ceremony at the village hall in Red Bud, a tiny downstate town near St. Louis.
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