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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

Illinois Lottery Register (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Mega Millions Rolls Over, Jackpot At $241M

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.

03/17/2012

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

Mega Millions Rolls Over, Jackpot At $127M

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.

03/03/2012

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

$1M Powerball Ticket Sold On South Side

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.

02/26/2012

Illinois Lottery Register (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Powerball Jackpot At $325 Million

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.

02/11/2012

A Customer Fills Out Choices For An Illinois Lottery Ticket Purchase. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Mega Millions Rolls Over, Jackpot At $51 Million

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.

02/11/2012

Illinois Lottery (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Online Lottery Sales Could Hurt Convenience Stores

Illinois convenience stores are bracing for a financial hit as sales of Illinois lottery tickets are set to go online later this year.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2012

Illinois Lottery Register (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Lucky Man Wins Two $1M Lottery Games

The odds of lightning striking twice may be slim, but so is winning the lottery more than once. Or maybe not.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

Illinois Lottery (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Illinois Lottery Winners Get Stiffed When State Checks Don’t Cash

Eighty-five Illinois Lottery winners last week probably thought they were lucky — until they tried to cash in their winnings, that is.

01/05/2012

Illinois Lottery (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Online Lottery Sales Could Begin In Spring

The Illinois Lottery is racing headlong into the Internet age.

CBS 2–12/27/2011

A Customer Fills Out Choices For An Illinois Lottery Ticket Purchase. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Mega Millions Rolls Over, Jackpot At $152M

No one matched all six numbers in Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing and the estimated jackpot for the multi-state lottery game rose to $152 million.

12/17/2011

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

Friday Night Lucky For Two Suburban Lottery Players

Friday night was a lucky night for two lottery players in the south suburbs. A Mega Millions player and a Little Lotto player each won $250,000 in drawings held Friday night, according to the Illinois Lottery.

12/10/2011

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

Mega Millions Rolls Over, Jackpot Nears $50M

No one matched all the numbers drawn in Friday night’s Mega Millions lottery drawing and the jackpot for the game increased to nearly $50 million.

11/19/2011

A Customer Fills Out Choices For An Illinois Lottery Ticket Purchase. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Mega Millions Rolls Over, Jackpot Grows To $30M

Nobody hit the jackpot in Friday’s multi-state Mega Millions drawing, and the jackpot will grow to about $30 million.

11/12/2011

Wednesday's Powerball Jackpot is $245 million. (Lisa Fielding/ WBBM)

Chicagoans Have Lotto Fever As Powerball Reaches $245M

Lotto machines across Illinois are on overdrive as Chicagoans plunk down their money in hopes of being the big Powerball Jackpot winner.

11/02/2011

Lotto Sign (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Lucky Lake Villa Man One In A Million

Sometimes Kenny Perry had an itch that had to be scratched — as in a lottery scratch-off ticket. On Friday, he was presented with a giant million-dollar lottery check.

10/15/2011

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

Mega Millions Rolls Over, Jackpot Grows To $22 Million

Nobody hit the jackpot in Friday night’s multi-state Mega Millions drawing, and the grand prize will grow to about $22 million.

10/08/2011

A Customer Fills Out Choices For An Illinois Lottery Ticket Purchase. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

$200,000 Power Ball Ticket Sold On NW Side

Nobody hit the jackpot in Saturday night’s multi-state Power Ball drawing, but a $200,000 ticket was sold at a Northwest Side gas station.

09/25/2011

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