Lottery

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

A sign displays of the $640 Mega Millions jackpot 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)

Darn The Luck! Lottery Website Crashes During Mega Millions Fever

The website was down from about 3:30 p.m. to 3:55 p.m. There was a notice telling visitors about the technical issues and to check back shortly.

03/30/2012

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

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.

03/30/2012

Mega Millions

Mega Millions Fever Strikes Chicago As Jackpot Hits $640M

The Mega Millions drawing coming Friday night is the biggest lottery jackpot ever, in the entire world, and you still have a shot at winning it.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2012

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Mega Millions Jackpot At $540 Million: What To Do With All That Loot?

The massive Mega Millions jackpot now stands at $540 million–the biggest for any lottery ever. But what should you do with all that loot?

03/29/2012

Lottery Winners

Lombard Co-Workers Win $1 Million In Powerball

A group of co-workers is $1 million richer after buying a Powerball ticket at a 7-Eleven in Lombard.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

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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

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Mega Millions Rolls Over, Jackpot Now At $33M

No one matched all the numbers picked in Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing and the grand prize for the multi-state lottery grew to an estimated $33 million.

01/07/2012

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U Of C Nurses Win $250,000 In Lottery

A group of Chicago nurses who work together and play the Lottery together, are now getting a bit richer together.

WBBM Newsradio–12/12/2011

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Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Rolls Over; Now $86 Million

No one matched all six numbers in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing and the jackpot in the multi-state lottery has increased to an estimated $86 million.

09/21/2011

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Powerball Jackpot Ticket Sold In Indiana

Someone in Indiana is the winner of a $221.7 million jackpot in the Powerball Lottery.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2011

Lottery Winner

2 Investigators: Sweepstakes Winner Woes

Suppose you won $1 million in a lottery or sweepstakes. You’d be set for life, right? Not necessarily, as 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.

CBS 2–04/06/2011

Mega Millions

Chicagoans Line Up For Mega Millions Tickets

The Mega Millions lottery is living up to its name, with the jackpot at an estimated $312 million.

WBBM Newsradio–03/25/2011

Mega Millions

Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $355 Million For Tuesday

The new year could make one person extremely wealthy–or several people really rich–as the Mega Millions jackpot drawing this evening stands at $355 million.

01/04/2011

Mega Millions

Mega Millions Jackpot Up To $242M

Some people are hoping to ring in the New Year as instant millionaires.

WBBM Newsradio–12/31/2010

Illinois Lottery (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Mega Millions Jackpot At $123 Million For Friday

No one matched all six numbers in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing and the estimated jackpot for Friday’s drawing has grown to $123 million.

12/15/2010

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

Powerball Jackpot Nearly $100M

CHICAGO (STMW) – No one matched all the numbers in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing and the jackpot for the multi-state lottery game increased to nearly $100 million.

11/28/2010

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