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Online Lottery Sales Falling Short As Big Powerball Drawing Approaches

Lottery vendors are busy as players snap up tickets for the $337 million Powerball drawing Wednesday night, while officials say online lottery ticket sales have been falling short of expectations.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

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)

$363M Mega Millions Jackpot Has People Dreaming

The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery drawing Tuesday night has swelled to $363 million, and that has a lot of people dreaming.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

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

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

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

7-11 Store Owners: Online Lottery Sales Could Mean Massive Layoffs

Owners of 7-Eleven stores are warning of massive layoffs to come, unless the Illinois Lottery protects them from competition from the online sales that are expected to start this year.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

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

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

Winners Have Big Plans After Lottery Ticket Luck

The agenda is becoming clear for a Minooka couple, now that they have cleared $8 million with a winning Lottery ticket.

WBBM Newsradio–12/15/2011

Savon Tremain Griffith.  (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Second Teen Charged With Lottery Ticket Robbery In Evanston

A second teen has been charged with robbing someone at gunpoint in Evanston and making away with two lottery tickets.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Savon Tremain Griffith.  (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Teen Charged With Stealing Lottery Tickets At Gunpoint

One teen is in jail and police are seeking a second after they allegedly rummaged through the pockets of someone they knew at gunpoint, getting away with just two lottery tickets.

11/10/2011