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.
Illinois Not Paying Out Big Lottery Jackpots Amid Budget StandoffThe Illinois Lottery says big winners since July 1st aren't getting any money yet because there's no state budget, meaning the state has no legal authority to pay out lottery winnings.
Winning $260 Million Mega Millions Ticket Bought In Blue IslandSupermercado Imelda manager Dolores Diaz said she has no idea who the winning player is, and until Wednesday, wasn’t even aware of the store’s $500,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Des Plaines Woman Wins $4M Lottery Prize For Mother's DayPriti Shah’s daughter gave her the three Illinois Lottery instant tickets on Mother’s Day, according to Illinois Lottery. She scratched the $100 Million Money Mania ticket with a penny and won the top, $4 million prize.
Powerball Jackpot Up to $500M For Wednesday's DrawingThe third largest Powerball jackpot has lottery players dreaming of what they’d do with their millions. It has been more than two months since anyone has won the Powerball jackpot, so the top prize money has rolled over to $485 million.
Mom To Send Daughter To Dream School After Winning LotteryKim Mallett purchased a Lucky Day Lotto ticket on Jan. 10, and matched all five numbers: 1, 10, 21, 27 and 37. The same day of the drawing, Mallett dropped her daughter off to taken an entrance exam for a private high school. When she checked her ticket later that day, she realized she won.
Lotto Ticket Worth $16 Million Sold At Loop Storehe Illinois Lottery says the winning ticket for Thursday night’s Lotto drawing was sold in the lobby shop at 111 West Monroe.
Lottery To Mega Millions Winner: 'Call Us Immediately'Someone still has yet to claim Friday’s $270 million Mega Millions jackpot, and lottery officials don’t want the winner to wait until after the holiday weekend to claim their prize.