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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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