Ricardo Cerezo holds an oversized check for $4.85 million after cashing in a winning Lottery ticket his wife found in a cookie jar, just as the family was facing eviction from their home in Geneva. (Credit: Illinois Lottery)

Facing Foreclosure And Eviction, Family Finds Winning Lotto Ticket

The timing couldn’t have been better for a family from north suburban Geneva when they hit the jackpot after finding some old Lotto tickets stuffed in a cookie jar.


Illinois Lottery Register (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Lotto Jackpot Split Between 9 Winners

Saturday night was a lucky one for nine people throughout Illinois, each of whom matched all six numbers drawn in the Lotto and who will share the $3.75 million jackpot.


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.

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

$2M Lotto Ticket Sold At Suburban Liquor Store

A $2 million-winning Illinois Lottery ticket, which matched all six numbers in Saturday night’s Lotto drawing, was sold at a liquor store in Joliet.