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A small town in Illinois is consumed by speculation over who has just become a multimillionaire.
There Michael Kors Outlet Online Store were three winning tickets in Fridayâ€™s $656 million lottery â€• one in the tiny Illinois town of Red Bud, where rumors swirled Sunday that the lucky winner was named Gary Liefer.
Two local men with that name have been bombarded with attention. But both say they have not struck it rich.
â€śIâ€™m not the person Michael Kors Outlet Online who won,Michael Kors Bags Outlet Cheap Michael Kors Handba,â€ť Gary Liefer, 44, Michael Kors Purse Outlet a lawn care worker,Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Online Cheap Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Online (5, said. â€śI did not buy a ticket.â€ť
His voice mailbox has filled up over the weekend since his name surfaced in the press, and heâ€™s lying low.
â€śIâ€™m staying away from home,â€ť Liefer said.
But he still hopes for a taste of the winnings.
â€śI hope the winner will do the right thing and will feel generous and think of those poor Garys,â€ť he said.
The winning ticket was sold at Motomart, a Red Bud convenience store, lottery officials say.
The 2-square mile town has a population of just 3,700. The farming community is known for its namesake redbud trees, in blossom this month.
A second Gary Liefer, a 54-year-old farmer in nearby Baldwin, also has been inundated with attention.
â€śI got a lot of calls, some from people I had not heard from for a very long time,â€ťsaid Lieferâ€™s wife, Bonnie, 58.
Bonnie Liefer did buy a ticket for michael kors factory outlet the Mega Millions, but it was no winner, she says.
The estimated jackpot has risen from $640 million to $656 million because of the huge number of tickets sold.
The world may Michael Kors Outlet never learn who holds the winning ticket, since grand prize winners can claim their dough anonymously.
But at a Queens Japanese restaurant, a dozen workers who went michael kors outlet store in on a ticket that was one of 142 second-place winners werenâ€™t keeping a low profile.
The employees at Fuji Japanese Cuisine on Queens Blvd. in Forest Hills will split $250,Site Michael Kors Cheap Michael Kors Handbags Outl,000.
â€śThatâ€™s why they were so happy,â€ť customer Marius Munteanu, 43, said. â€śThey usually donâ€™t smile.â€ť
With Vera Chinese