$656 Million

Lottery Winners

Downstate Couple Comes Forward As Mega Millions Winners

She giggled for four hours. That’s what an Illinois woman did, after her husband told her they won a share of the record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2012

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Record Lottery Sales Net Illinois Schools $31.5M

Illinois schools were also big winners in last week’s record Mega Millions game, hauling in more than $30 million as a result of record Lottery sales.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012