Powerball (CBS)

Powerball Jackpot At $600 Million: Most Common Numbers

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


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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.


Powerball (CBS)

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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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.


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.


Powerball (CBS)

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.


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.


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.


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.


Powerball (CBS)

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!


Powerball Jackpot Hits $250 Million

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


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.


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.


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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.


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?


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.


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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