Illinois Lottery News
Saturday May 21 | via Lottery Post
Eleven months ago, just as the state budget impasse was about to take hold, the Illinois Lottery violated state finance law by prepaying $20 million to take part in future multi-state lottery games, according to an Auditor General's report. Lottery officials made the prepayment because they were worried that a budget stalemate could prevent the state from participating in the Multi-State Lottery Association's future Powerball and Mega Millions games, according to the audit. Comment?
Monday May 9 | via News9 Oklahoma City
A rare marble sculpture by Auguste Rodin and three French paintings never before at auction are among the highlights of Sotheby's sale of impressionist and modern art. A rare marble sculpture by Auguste Rodin and three French paintings never before at auction are among the highlights of Sotheby's sale of impressionist and modern art. Comment?
Monday May 9 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette
" The sole winner of the $429.6 million Powerball jackpot has yet to come forward to claim the prize, as the New Jersey store that sold the winning ticket celebrates. Only one ticket matched all six Powerball numbers in Saturday night's drawing. Comment?
Sunday May 8 | via News9 Oklahoma City
By BOB SEAVEY Associated Press A series of tornadoes swept across eastern Colorado, causing several minor injuries and damaging motorhomes and buildings. Another spring storm brought deadly... By BOB SEAVEY Associated Press A series of tornadoes swept across eastern Colorado, causing several minor injuries and damaging motorhomes and buildings. Comment?
Sunday May 8 | via Lottery Post
One winning ticket purchased in New Jersey matched the numbers drawn on Saturday night for the multi-state Powerball jackpot for a payout estimated at $429.6 million, the eighth-largest U.S. lottery prize in history. The winning numbers selected at 10:59 p.m. EDT were 5, 25, 26, 44, and 66, with Powerball number 9. The Power Play multiplier was 2. According to New Jersey Lottery officials, security procedures prevent the lottery from disclosing the exact retailer location where the winning ticket was purchased until Monday, May 9th. Comment?
Wednesday May 4 | via Local TV Station KTVZ
The next Powerball drawing is at 11 pm ET. And if there's no winning ticket, it will mark the 18th consecutive drawing without one -- so the jackpot will keep growing. Comment?
Apr 23, 2016 | via WLS-AM Chicago
A west suburban woman won $1 million with a scratch-off lottery ticket.Terria McGee was at her Maywood home when she used a quarter to scratch the $1,000,000 Jumbo Bucks ticket and realized she'd hit the jackpot, according to a statement from the Illinois Lottery. "I slowly checked over my ticket several times because I never, ever thought I would win a prize like this," McGee said. Comment?
Apr 17, 2016 | via NJ.com
There was no Powerball jackpot among the numbers drawn Saturday night, setting up another chance at a growing jackpot in the next drawing, on Wednesday. The Saturday night Powerball jackpot was $205 million. Comment?
Mar 24, 2016 | via Northwest Herald
Staver won $650,000 on a Lucky Day Lotto ticket, the Illinois Lottery announced Wednesday after Staver claimed his winnings at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Rockford. Staver's Lucky Day Lotto ticket matched all five numbers – 05-07-20-31-35 – in the Saturday, March 12 midday drawing. Comment?
Jan 13, 2016 | via Michelle Malkin
Ka-ching! Wednesday's Powerball jackpot soared to $1.5 billion as get-rich-quick mania seized America this week. But you don't need to wait for the drawing to know who'll score the royal payoff. Comment?
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