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This couple, who did not give their names, claimed they won a $1 million prize in the $636 million Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday. They visited the store where the $1 million ticket was sold on Wednesday to take photos, but have yet to claim a prize from the Illinois Lottery. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Couple: We Won $1M Mega Millions Prize; ‘A Good Gift For Christmas’

Twenty Mega Millions players matched five out of six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing, and won a $1 million prize, and one of those tickets was sold in Chicago.

12/18/2013

A sign advertising the $636 Million Mega Millions lottery jackpot hangs in a convenience store window on December 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.The jackpot is currently the second largest in U.S. history. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1M Sold In Chicago

There were no jackpot winners in Illinois in Tuesday night’s $636 million Mega Millions drawing, but there was one person who won a $1 million prize after buying a ticket in Chicago.

12/18/2013

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Winning Numbers Drawn For $636 Million Mega Millions Jackpot

The winning numbers for the $536 million jackpot were drawn Tuesday evening.

12/17/2013

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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

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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

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 Hits $291 Million

Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot could put a lot of presents under the tree.

12/06/2013

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Mega Millions Jackpot At $30M, Naperville Player Came Close

No one matched all the winning numbers in Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing and the estimated grand prize for the multi-state lottery grew to $30 million.

06/09/2012

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2 More Co-Workers Sue After Being Excluded From Lottery Jackpot

Two more been two more lawsuits filed by workers at a bakery in south suburban Chicago Heights, claiming a share of a Mega Millions lottery prize.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

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Co-Workers Claim They Are Being Excluded From Mega Millions Jackpot

No one has officially come forward yet to claim a $118 million jackpot on a lottery ticket sold at a Glenwood gas station two weeks ago, but there is already a legal fight over the money.

WBBM Newsradio–05/17/2012

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$118M Mega Millions Ticket Sold In South Suburb

A Mega Millions game player who bought their ticket for Friday night’s drawing at a south suburban gas station is $118 million richer this morning.

05/05/2012

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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

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Downstate Couple Comes Forward As Mega Millions Winners

She giggled for four hours. That’s what an Illinois woman did, after her husband told her they won a share of the record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2012

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Record Lottery Sales Net Illinois Schools $31.5M

Illinois schools were also big winners in last week’s record Mega Millions game, hauling in more than $30 million as a result of record Lottery sales.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012

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 Numbers Drawn; Illinois Store Sells 1 of 3 Grand-Prize Tickets

Lottery ticket-holders in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland each selected the winning numbers for the world record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions jackpot. Twelve second-place tickets also were sold in the Land of Lincoln.

03/30/2012

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

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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.

03/30/2012

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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

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