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.
Saturday night was a lucky one for nine people throughout Illinois, each of whom matched all six numbers drawn in the Lotto and who will share the $3.75 million jackpot.
No one matched all the winning numbers in Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing and the estimated grand prize for the multi-state lottery grew to $30 million.
Another person has filed a lawsuit in a dispute over who was participating in a workplace lottery pool that won the $118 million Mega Millions jackpot with a ticket bought at a south suburban gas station earlier this month.
A Mega Millions game player who bought their ticket for Friday night’s drawing at a south suburban gas station is $118 million richer this morning.
An Elgin woman faces more charges for allegedly trying to cash an altered lottery ticket worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
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.
Lottery ticket-holders in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland each selected the winning numbers for the world record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions jackpot. Twelve second-place tickets also were sold in the Land of Lincoln.
Illinois is making gambling history. Good or bad, depending on how you feel about playing the Lottery, we now can buy tickets with a few clicks of a mouse. That means no more waiting in line at a convenience store. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey has more details on a surprise Lottery players might get by deciding to go buy their tickets online.