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Shoppers wait in line for lottery tickets for the $540 million Mega Millions. AP

Retired couple claim Mega Millions share

A retired southern Illinois couple has claimed the third and final share of last month's record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot. Illinois Lottery officials introduced Merle and Patricia Butler on Apr. 18 at a ceremony in their hometown of Red Bud, where they bought the winning ticket for the Mar. 30 drawing.