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This couple, who did not give their names, claimed they won a $1 million prize in the $636 million Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday. They visited the store where the $1 million ticket was sold on Wednesday to take photos, but have yet to claim a prize from the Illinois Lottery. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Couple: We Won $1M Mega Millions Prize; ‘A Good Gift For Christmas’

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.

12/18/2013

A sign advertising the $636 Million Mega Millions lottery jackpot hangs in a convenience store window on December 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.The jackpot is currently the second largest in U.S. history. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1M 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.

12/18/2013

Anel Bajtarevic holds up a check after claiming the largest instant game jackpot in Illinois history. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Chicago Man Wins Largest Instant Game In Illinois History

For 26-year-old Anel Bajtarevic a trip to the grocery store on June 17 changed his life forever.

07/09/2013

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Lottery Sponsorship Helps Save Fireworks Displays In Illinois Towns

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.

07/01/2013

Louis Gardner holds his check for $500,000 in Lottery winnings from a ticket he bought at a Westchester gas station. (Credit: Illinois Lottery)

What A Week: Birthday, Wedding, Lottery Win

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.

06/21/2013

Ricardo Cerezo holds an oversized check for $4.85 million after cashing in a winning Lottery ticket his wife found in a cookie jar, just as the family was facing eviction from their home in Geneva. (Credit: Illinois Lottery)

Facing Foreclosure And Eviction, Family Finds Winning Lotto Ticket

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.

05/16/2013

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Powerball Jackpot Jumps To $550 Million As Sales Spike

Powerball fever has been sweeping the nation, as the record jackpot climbed to $550 million on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–11/27/2012

Illinois Lottery (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

3-Time Lottery Winner Would Share Her Secrets, If There Were Any

Southwest of Chicago, a three-time lottery winner says she would share her system – if there were one.

WBBM Newsradio–09/19/2012

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Online Lottery Sales Falling Short As Big Powerball Drawing Approaches

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.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

Illinois Lottery Register (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Lotto Jackpot Split Between 9 Winners

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.

06/10/2012

Mega Millions Lottery Tickets (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Mega Millions Jackpot At $30M, Naperville Player Came Close

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.

06/09/2012

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Another Suit Filed Over $118M Jackpot Payout To Workplace Pool

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.

06/06/2012

Mega Millions Lottery Tickets (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

$118M Mega Millions Ticket Sold In South Suburb

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.

05/05/2012

Leandria Williams (Credit: Elgin Police)

Elgin Woman Faces Charges For Trying To Scam Mega Millions Lottery

An Elgin woman faces more charges for allegedly trying to cash an altered lottery ticket worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

05/01/2012

Mega Millions Lottery Tickets (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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

A customer buys Mega Millions lottery tickets at Liquorland on March 30, 2012 in Covina, California The Mega Millions jackpot has reached a high of $640 million before the drawing tonight. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Mega Millions Numbers Drawn; Illinois Store Sells 1 of 3 Grand-Prize Tickets

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.

03/30/2012

The Illinois Lottery is now selling tickets online. (Photo credit: myillinoislottery.com)

Online Lottery Sales Begin, But Some Worried About Privacy

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.

CBS 2–03/26/2012

Illinois Lottery Register (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Hundreds Buy Lottery Tickets Online On First Day Of Internet Sales

Illinois became a pioneer Sunday as the first state in the country to offer them online.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2012

Mega Millions Lottery Tickets (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Mega Millions Rolls Over Again, Jackpot At $356M

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.

03/24/2012

Illinois Lottery Register (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Online Lottery Sales Set To Begin Sunday

Starting this Sunday, lottery players will be able to buy tickets online.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

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