Lottery

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.

11/19/2014

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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.

10/03/2014

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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.

04/07/2014

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.

04/07/2014

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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.

12/17/2013

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.

12/16/2013

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Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $586 Million

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

12/16/2013

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.

12/13/2013

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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.

12/11/2013

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.

09/17/2013

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Powerball Jackpot At $600 Million: Most Common Numbers

The Powerball jackpot was increased Friday to $600 million, making it the largest Powerball jackpot ever.

05/17/2013

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Homeless Man Wins Lottery In Bloomington

A Pastor from DeKalb says he saw something on Thursday night that he won’t ever forget, an event that he says put a smile on the face of a man who needed to smile.

03/30/2013

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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.

03/23/2013

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Chicago Marathon Will Use Lottery To Fill 15,000 Remaining Spots

Individuals can submit one lottery entry each beginning 12:01 a.m. Tuesday until 9 p.m. Thursday March 7. Names will be randomly selected, with winners notified March 12.

02/28/2013

Urooj Khan. (Credit: Illinois Lottery)

Lawyer: Poisoned Lottery Winner Signed Paper Leaving Business To Wife

Several months before authorities believe he was fatally poisoned, North Side businessman and lottery winner Urooj Khan signed an agreement saying his interest in a dry cleaning operation would go to his wife in the event of his death.

02/07/2013

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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.

01/24/2013

Urooj Khan. (Credit: Illinois Lottery)

Body Of Dead Lottery Winner To Be Exhumed Friday

Authorities expect to begin the exhumation of the remains of poisoned lottery winner Urooj Khan about 7 a.m. Friday, a source told the Sun-Times Thursday.

01/17/2013

Urooj Khan. (Credit: Illinois Lottery)

Lottery Winner Dead Of Cyanide Poisoning

Investigators have been trying to determine how a 46-year-old man who won $1 million on an instant lottery game last summer ended up dying from cyanide poisoning.

01/07/2013

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

On 12-12-12, Illinois Lottery Prepared For Lots Of 1212 Pick 4 Tickets

Michael Jones says that some people consider numbers like today’s date 12/12/12 to be magical and worthy of a lottery investment.

12/12/2012

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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!

11/28/2012

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