(CBS) — The winner of the largest lottery jackpot in Illinois history is coming forward to claim a Mega Millions prize of $265 million.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley pays a visit to Naperville, where the mystery winner lives.READ MORE: Mother Has Questions After Police Shoot, Kill Man They Say Was Wielding Knife In Englewood
We’re expected to find out Tuesday how that person is. For now, Naperville is playing the game of Who’s the State’s Newest Multi-Millionaire?
Someone in the western suburb of 145,000 people is $265 million richer. But not everyone is enthralled.
“I couldn’t care less,” says one resident, perhaps because he’s not the ticket owner.
The winning ticket was sold Jan. 16 at a Bucky’s Express BP station in Glendale Heights. It was only revealed Monday that the winner hails from Naperville.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Coming As Work Week Begins
“I was actually just thinking of the psychological mechanisms of winning the lottery,” says Nicole Mayer, who teaches psychology at North Central College.
“It’s actually a really scary thing,” she adds. “There’s the fear that people are going to be asking for money. These can create awkward situations.”
The Bucky’s Express has already received big bucks — $500,000 — for selling the big ticket.
But the big reveal comes Tuesday.
Making a public acceptance of a big lottery win is required to actually get your cash.MORE NEWS: Farmers Market Vendors Pleased As Open Boulevards Program Kicks Off In Logan Square
Of course, that’s a problem most of us will never have to worry about.