Two $1 Million Powerball Winning Tickets Sold In IllinoisThe tickets were sold at a Citgo gas station in Glenview and Newstand in the Woodfield Mall.
Powerball Jackpot Eclipses $1.4 BillionWith more than two days left until the next drawing, the Powerball jackpot has climbed to a staggering $1.4 billion, easily the largest lottery pot ever in the world.
Powerball Jackpot Balloons To $675 MillionAlready the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, the pot could grow even larger by the time of the next drawing on Saturday night.
Powerball Jackpot Grows To $500 MillionWith the jackpot for the next Powerball drawing ballooning to $500 million Wednesday morning, plenty of people are dreaming big about what they'd do with all that money.
Activists Buy Lottery Tickets To Help Fund State Services, Bring Attention To Budget StalemateIn a symbolic gesture to urge the governor and state lawmakers to come up with a budget, a group of community activists on Monday purchased Illinois Lottery tickets, and pledged to donate any winnings to the state.
State Promises To Start Lotto Payouts, But Winners Not Holding Their BreathCBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports on the continued fight for cash.
Illinois Lottery To Resume Prize PayoutsGov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill Monday freeing up funds to resume prize payouts of over $600, which had been on hold since July 1.
Illinois Democrats Won't Change Funding BillThe plan includes $1.9 billion collected in motor fuel tax for cities, wireless phone tax for 911 services and lottery dollars to pay winners. Rauner and Democrats have feuded over a spending plan since the fiscal year began July 1.
Illinois Lottery To Delay Payments To Winners Of Prizes More Than $600The Illinois Lottery is expanding the criteria for winners who will have to wait to collect their winnings due to the state budget impasse.
Will New Digital System For Illinois Lottery Be Trustworthy?CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports on computers taking the place of those cute little ping pong balls.
No More Ping Pong Balls Or Live TV Drawings For Illinois LotteryThe lottery cited a “commitment to the latest technology” along with “increased operating costs, aging drawing equipment, and growth in the number of games” as factors necessitating “a strategy to modernize the way drawings are conducted…”
Jackpot Winners Suing Illinois Lottery As State Budget Impasse Blocks PaymentsBig jackpot winners are suing the Illinois Lottery - because they haven't seen a penny of their prize money since there is no state budget yet.