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Iowa Casino Doesn’t Have To Pay Antioch Grandmother $41M Jackpot Glitch

When an Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she’d hit it big. The screen said: “Bonus Award – $41797550.16.” But state officials later concluded the award was a computer glitch, and the Iowa Supreme Court ruled McKee didn’t hit any jackpot — no matter what the screen told her.


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Powerball Jackpot Up to $500M For Wednesday’s Drawing

The 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.


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.


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Mega Millions Jackpot Up To $636 Million

The jackpot had been $586 million, but lottery officials increased it Tuesday morning because of strong ticket sales ahead of the evening drawing.



Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $586 Million

Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot has spiked to $586 million.


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 Jackpot Up To $550 Million

ne of the largest jackpots in U.S. lottery history climbed even higher Saturday after no ticket matched all six numbers to win the $425 million top Mega Millions prize.


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Powerball Jackpot: Most Common Numbers Drawn

It’s a few hundred million short of the record jackpot, but Wednesday’s Powerball payoff of $425 million deserves some serious consideration.


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.


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10 Ways To Spend The Powerball Jackpot

The Powerball Jackpot is over a half a BILLION dollars. So what could you do with that money?


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Powerball Jackpot Has Chicagoans Dreaming Big

Sales are brisk as tonight’s 320-million dollar Powerball drawing nears. WBBM’s Bob Roberts spoke with dreamers in the Loop.


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Powerball Jackpot Now At $130 Million

No one matched all the numbers drawn Wednesday night for the Powerball lottery and the grand prize for the multi-state game rose from $110 million to an estimated $130 million.


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Winning Powerball Numbers Drawn For $587M Jackpot

Powerball officials say tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri matched all six numbers to win the record $587.5 million jackpot.


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Powerball: Most Common Numbers Drawn

OK, you are gonna go for the Powerball jackpot. It’s more than a half BILLION dollars, for goodness sakes!


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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.

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Powerball Jackpot Hits $250 Million

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night is now $250 million.


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

Powerball Rolls Over, Jackpot At $143 Million

No one matched all the numbers drawn in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing and the jackpot for the multi-state lottery game rose to an estimated $143 million.


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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.


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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.


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$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.


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Mega Millions Jackpot: What Are The Lucky Numbers?

With a more than half billion dollars at stake, you need to take a harder look at the numbers.