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.
Illinois became a pioneer Sunday as the first state in the country to offer them online.
All the Mega Millions players who’ve spent the past few days dreaming of how they would spend nearly $300 million now will have to start dreaming about what they would do with more than $350 million.
Starting this Sunday, lottery players will be able to buy tickets online.
The Mega Millions lottery has rolled over again. The jackpot for Friday night’s drawing was $200 million, but no one had the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Eve, and the next drawing, set for Tuesday, will be worth an estimated $241 million.
It’s been more than a month since anyone playing the Mega Millions has matched all the numbers drawn, to collect the multi-state lottery’s grand prize and that didn’t change Friday night, though a couple area players came close.
Saturday night’s $70 million Powerball jackpot went to a player in New York state, but someone who bought their ticket on the South Side came out pretty well, though.
No doubt there are people throughout Illinois and 43 other states daydreaming about what they would do with the grand prize — estimated at $325 million — from Saturday night’s Powerball drawing.
Everyone’s attentions may be turned to the $325 million Powerball jackpot, but the growing grand prize for the Mega Millions lottery isn’t anything to scoff at.
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