The Illinois Lottery says big winners since July 1st aren’t getting any money yet because there’s no state budget, meaning the state has no legal authority to pay out lottery winnings.
Supermercado Imelda manager Dolores Diaz said she has no idea who the winning player is, and until Wednesday, wasn’t even aware of the store’s $500,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Priti Shah’s daughter gave her the three Illinois Lottery instant tickets on Mother’s Day, according to Illinois Lottery. She scratched the $100 Million Money Mania ticket with a penny and won the top, $4 million prize.
The third largest Powerball jackpot has lottery players dreaming of what they’d do with their millions. It has been more than two months since anyone has won the Powerball jackpot, so the top prize money has rolled over to $485 million.
Kim Mallett purchased a Lucky Day Lotto ticket on Jan. 10, and matched all five numbers: 1, 10, 21, 27 and 37. The same day of the drawing, Mallett dropped her daughter off to taken an entrance exam for a private high school. When she checked her ticket later that day, she realized she won.
he Illinois Lottery says the winning ticket for Thursday night’s Lotto drawing was sold in the lobby shop at 111 West Monroe.
Someone still has yet to claim Friday’s $270 million Mega Millions jackpot, and lottery officials don’t want the winner to wait until after the holiday weekend to claim their prize.
Someone in the Chicago area just hit a massive Mega Millions jackpot. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.
John Oliver, host of “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” on HBO, made the lure of the lottery the centerpiece of his show on Sunday, and Illinois didn’t escape scrutiny.
A state lawmaker is calling on Governor Quinn to fire the company that runs the Illinois lottery, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
Daniel Stojak won’t have any trouble buying his mom the diamond bracelet she wants for Mother’s Day, thanks to what she already bought for him last month.
Twenty Mega Millions players matched five out of six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing, and won a $1 million prize, and one of those tickets was sold in Chicago.
There were no jackpot winners in Illinois in Tuesday night’s $636 million Mega Millions drawing, but there was one person who won a $1 million prize after buying a ticket in Chicago.
For 26-year-old Anel Bajtarevic a trip to the grocery store on June 17 changed his life forever.
Fireworks on the Fourth of July will light up the sky in several local communities who may have gone without except for a promotion for the Illinois lottery reports WBBM’s Julie Mann.
A couple from the west suburbs had a really big week last week: they celebrated a birthday, their wedding day, and $500,000 in Lottery winnings.
The timing couldn’t have been better for a family from north suburban Geneva when they hit the jackpot after finding some old Lotto tickets stuffed in a cookie jar.
Powerball fever has been sweeping the nation, as the record jackpot climbed to $550 million on Wednesday.
Southwest of Chicago, a three-time lottery winner says she would share her system – if there were one.
Lottery vendors are busy as players snap up tickets for the $337 million Powerball drawing Wednesday night, while officials say online lottery ticket sales have been falling short of expectations.