Smile! It's lottery lady Linda Kollmeyer

Smile! It's lottery lady Linda Kollmeyer

There are 117 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 10, 2009, titled Smile! It's lottery lady Linda Kollmeyer. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

If she could be a flower, Linda Kollmeyer would pick a dandelion. Dandelions, she wrote in a poem as a child, wielded much power: "They are yellow and bright, and they turn into white fluffy balls, which with ...

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BillHill

Libertyville, IL

#44 Mar 11, 2009
The Kid wrote:
And she was also in a Playboy College Girls issue! Hows that for trivia!
Joe in Post #9 beat you on that Pursuit!
Michael D

Saint Charles, IL

#45 Mar 11, 2009
It's official, news reporting is dead at the Tribune. Nothing against the 'Lottery Lady' but for this to be the main story on the front page is an embarrassment. This should be on the cover of the Live! section, it's NOT news.
Buzzcut

Alsip, IL

#46 Mar 11, 2009
You Linda hatas need to catch a clue. Linda is hot, especially when she's wearing the skin tight leather pants.

Mandela Margalena, or whatever the younger, hotter lottery ball handler is called, has nothing on Linda. Linda is hot AND she has a personality, AND she does the little dance and gives us a glimse of the twins before they go to commercial. She has it all.

The Linda Lovers all look to see if Linda is the ball handler, and then see what she's wearing.
Tex-iled

Memphis, TN

#47 Mar 11, 2009
This story was supervised by the accounting firm of Altschuler, Melvoin, and Glasser.
Zane

Chicago, IL

#48 Mar 11, 2009
Buzzcut wrote:
You Linda hatas need to catch a clue. Linda is hot, especially when she's wearing the skin tight leather pants.
Mandela Margalena, or whatever the younger, hotter lottery ball handler is called, has nothing on Linda. Linda is hot AND she has a personality, AND she does the little dance and gives us a glimse of the twins before they go to commercial. She has it all.
The Linda Lovers all look to see if Linda is the ball handler, and then see what she's wearing.
Amen, brutha. I especially love her on Friday and Saturday nights when she's obviously going out to get some.

As they said in "Pulp Fiction," "Personality goes a long way," but it sure doesn't hurt to look smokin' hot in tight leather.
Linda is the best

Chicago, IL

#49 Mar 11, 2009
I'm so glad Linda is getting recognized for her great, sunny contribution to what could be a dull, repetitive job. I watch nearly every night and her "homily's" in between the pick 3 and pick 4 drawings are to die for! Watch them, they are different every night and Linda throws in a great message every day.
And those outfits! It's like she's bringing in whatever party she's coming from or going to into the drawing.
If you've seen any other state lottery drawings, they PALE in comparison to the fun we have in Illinois, thanks to Linda, Magdelena, Mary, and Janette.
Linda rocks....keep up the great work, girl!
Chuck D of Valpo

Valparaiso, IN

#50 Mar 11, 2009
I wouldn't kick her out of my bed for eating crackers. Then again, that would probably be the only reason she would be found in my bed.
Jack

Chicago, IL

#51 Mar 11, 2009
ARGH! Linda is TERRIBLE and NOT hot. her annoying perky semi-inspirational message force me to yell at the TV, "SHUT UP!"
she is only attractive in a plastic-stepford-wife way. yuk.
now, if you wanna talk hot, let's talk about the other lotto woman--angelina martinez...SHE is HOT

“Ronnie Ron”

Since: Nov 07

Chicago, IL

#52 Mar 11, 2009
I feel sorry for those of you who find "happy" people annoying. To find the good in people or to try to focus on gifts and blessings takes a special person. Not everyone has to be cynical all the time. Also, if you knew Linda, you would sing a different tune. She is as friendly and happy in person as she is on TV. Say what you will but those of us who know her are the luckier for it.
Dan in Kalamazoo

United States

#53 Mar 11, 2009
The best part I like about watching Linda is, to see her wearing those tacky outfits. They're a hoot!
The morning comedy

Libertyville, IL

#54 Mar 11, 2009
Shameful front page promotion of this crap for a Tribune owned TV station. How low can this newspaper sink? Obviously into the depths of the city's sewer system. How can the editor's live with themselves?
Murf

Columbia, SC

#55 Mar 11, 2009
I think she's a Lotto-Lady!
Erik

United States

#56 Mar 11, 2009
FRONT PAGE?!

This is a pathetic front page story, even for a slow news day. It's no wonder that the Tribune is going down the tubes. Not even the Sun-Times or the Red Eye would sink so low. I work in marketing, and this story is actually making me reconsider advertising with the Tribune. No one's going to pick up and read a paper with this kind of drivel on the cover.

With the amount of fantastic culture, philanthropy and social progress going on in Chicago, the fact that the face of the greedy American desire to suddenly be filthy rich makes the cover is just shameful.
Lotto Ball Number 6

United States

#57 Mar 11, 2009
Ever notice how she gives me an extra pinch when she straightens me out to show to the camera? That's right, I'm the love in her life and wedding bells will ring as soon as this state recognizes marriage between a ping-pong ball and a woman.
dandelion

Glen Ellyn, IL

#58 Mar 11, 2009
My husband and I can't stand her! Her job is to give the numbers, not offer up her 'witisms'. I would like to know the different jackpots. Get her off!
bogey

Champaign, IL

#59 Mar 11, 2009
BLECH wrote:
Remember those stories about Mary Hart giving people seizures? That's how I feel about Linda Kollmeyer! What some see as spunky or endearing, I think comes across as self-important. It's like Katie Curic. Too cheery, too spunky. And that little dance at the end? BLECH! We mute the lottery drawings when she's on!
I thought I was the only one! She's a pretty woman (don't get me wrong), but there's something very superficial about her presentation. I could see her on "Real Housewives of Orange County" or something like that = an accomplished, refined, and 'keep your distance' kind of lady
Happy One

Milwaukee, WI

#60 Mar 11, 2009
Erik wrote:
FRONT PAGE?!
This is a pathetic front page story, even for a slow news day. It's no wonder that the Tribune is going down the tubes. Not even the Sun-Times or the Red Eye would sink so low. I work in marketing, and this story is actually making me reconsider advertising with the Tribune. No one's going to pick up and read a paper with this kind of drivel on the cover.
With the amount of fantastic culture, philanthropy and social progress going on in Chicago, the fact that the face of the greedy American desire to suddenly be filthy rich makes the cover is just shameful.
someone obviously got up on the wrong side of the bed today! Wow!
Davy Crockett

Spring Hill, TN

#62 Mar 11, 2009
Good grief! I can't believe some of the negative comments. Due to the combination of her personality and looks I've always thought Linda was the hottest woman on TV.

I don't even live in Illinois anymore and can't buy lotto tickets. I regularly watch the WGN news on the Superstation waiting for the lotto drawing. She radiates positive vibes and must be a joy to be around - unlike some of you folks that must lead very negative and depressing lives.
Mary

Onarga, IL

#63 Mar 11, 2009
My son spent a service year in Africa last year. When he came back and the lotto spot came on there was a different lady and he instantly said "Where is Linda Kollmeyer?!"

We love her!
Bernie Goulet

Canal Winchester, OH

#64 Mar 11, 2009
Worst use of the front page EVER! I should cancel my subscription! This is news? 2/3 of the frontpage? While the economy is melting down, illegal aliens taking jobs from citizens, massive jail overcrowding, Genocide in Somalia and we get "..She lives with her dog and three cats, which she calls her "fuzzy kids." This is news? This is reporting? Shame on you the Editors! I think I may have to order the New York Times.

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