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Taylorville couple wins lotto jackpot

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

TAYLORVILLE (AP) – A Taylorville couple has celebrated winning a more than $20 million Illinois Lottery drawing.

Steve and Wilma Durbin were presented with their winning check Thursday afternoon at a grocery store in the central Illinois city where they purchased the ticket. The couple took a lump sum payment of $8.1 million after taxes.

The Taylorville Breeze-Courier reports the Durbins hit the jackpot in the April 10 Illinois Lotto drawing. That was just 2 weeks after they were married.

Steve Durbin bought 10 $1 tickets and says he “hit on the very first one.” He describes checking the winning numbers against his ticket as “shocking.”

Steve Durbin is retired from the Illinois Department of Corrections. Wilma Durbin works at an insurance agency and doesn’t have immediate plans to retire.

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