Pope Francis waves at the faithful on St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/Getty Images)

Congressman Foster Holding Lottery For Tickets To Pope’s Visit To Capitol Hill

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster says he is deluged with requests for tickets to see Pope Francis when the pontiff addresses Congress next month.


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Electrician Buys $2 Million Lottery Ticket While Running Errands

Earlier this month, Chase Knapp bought a scratch off ticket while out getting pet food and quarters for his fiancée.


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Area Retiree Loses $80,000 From Lottery Scam

Lee Williams, 73, used to be a commodity broker. After retirement, he was in a car crash and spent seven months in the hospital. When he got out he was out of money. That’s when the phone calls started.


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72-Year-Old Man Realizes He Won $200K Lotto A Month Later, Will Spend Money On His Wedding

A 72-year-old man who purchased a winning $200,000 Lucky Day Lotto ticket didn’t realize he had won until a month later.


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Lottery Ticket Worth $450,000 Sold In West Suburbs

The winner, who has not yet come forward, bought the ticket at Convenient Food Mart, 8290 S. Janes Ave. in Woodridge, and matched all five numbers — 01-06-07-15-27, according to a statement from the Illinois Lottery.


Runners compete during the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 12, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago Marathon Opens Lottery For Entries To 2015 Race

Marathon officials said the lottery opened Tuesday and will close at 12 p.m. April 21. This is the second year the Chicago Marathon is using a lottery for entries to the 26.2 mile-long race on Oct. 11.


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$1 Million Lottery Ticket Sold In Streamwood Remains Unclaimed

No one has claimed a $1 million lottery ticket that was sold at a store in the northwest suburbs last week.


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Naperville Resident To Step Forward Tuesday To Claim $265 Million Jackpot

The winner of the largest lottery jackpot in Illinois history is coming forward to claim a Mega Millions prize. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.


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Winning Numbers Drawn For $564 Million Powerball Jackpot

The winning numbers for Wednesday night’s $564 million Powerball jackpot have been drawn.


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Past Lotto Winner Offers Advice For Person With Winning Mega Millions Ticket

The winner of Friday’s Mega Million’s $270 million jackpot has not yet come forward after the winning ticket, 26-32-44-45-58, was sold at a gas station in Glendale Heights.


42 workers at an Oak Brook ComEd office split a $1 million prize. (Credit: CBS)

Oak Brook Workers Split Lotto Prize

Here’s a riddle: You win a million dollars in the lottery and can barely afford to buy a compact car. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez found out how.


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Smart Phone App Helps Lottery Players Keep Track Of Winnings

A new mobile app should help more Lottery players claim their winnings when they win, if they forget to check their tickets.


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Winners Of $4 Million Lotto Prize To Make Donations Benefiting Pets

A pair of pals say their pets are going to be the first winners as they cash in a $4 million willing instant lottery ticket.


Thousands of people run in the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Chicago Marathon Lottery Ends At Noon Monday

If you’re not one of the thousands picked by lottery to run in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Oct. 12, there are back door ways to guarantee a spot.


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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.


In an effort to raise money to save the ancient and historical city of Tyre, Lebanon, French TV host Peri Cochin has teamed with Olivier Picasso, Pablo Picassos grandson , here posing with the painting entitled LHomme au Gibus or Man with Opera Hat in New York December 3, 2013, to create a lottery like none before. The UNESCO-registered charity has issued 50,000 tickets at 100 euros ($135) each for the first-of-its-kind tombola on December 18 at Sotheby's in Paris, hoping to raise $5 million. It wants the money to develop a traditional handicraft village giving young people, women and the disabled jobs in Tyre and to set up an institute for Phoenician studies in Beirut. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Picasso Work, Valued At $1 Million, To Be Raffled Off

The cost for each person to enter: 100 Euros, about $135 in U.S. dollars. For more information about the charity-related drawing of Picasso’s “Man with Opera Hat,” click here.



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.



Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $400 Million, Second Biggest Ever

The Mega Millions jackpot has reached $400 million for Friday’s drawing, making it the second-largest payout in the game’s history.


Giuesppe Anelli found a winning $1 million lottery ticket in the glove box of his car. (Credit: Illinois Lottery)

Addison Man Finds $1 Million Lottery Ticket In His Car

A west suburban man is a millionaire after he found a winning 4th of July Millionaire Raffle ticket in his glove compartment.