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Powerball Jackpot Jumps To $550 Million As Sales Spike

Powerball fever has been sweeping the nation, as the record jackpot climbed to $550 million on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–11/27/2012

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Online Lottery Sales Falling Short As Big Powerball Drawing Approaches

Lottery vendors are busy as players snap up tickets for the $337 million Powerball drawing Wednesday night, while officials say online lottery ticket sales have been falling short of expectations.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

The Illinois Lottery is now selling tickets online. (Photo credit: myillinoislottery.com)

Online Lottery Sales Begin, But Some Worried About Privacy

Illinois is making gambling history. Good or bad, depending on how you feel about playing the Lottery, we now can buy tickets with a few clicks of a mouse. That means no more waiting in line at a convenience store. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey has more details on a surprise Lottery players might get by deciding to go buy their tickets online.

CBS 2–03/26/2012

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.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2012