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Illinois man claims $265 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot
Years of playing Quick Pick tickets every day paid off for 70-year-old Jesus Davila Jr. in January when he won $265 million the largest prize in Illinois Lottery history. I'm a regular Joe and I played and I won it, said Davila, as he smiled at a news conference Tuesday in the Thompson Center downtown, where Illinois Lottery Director Michael Jones presented him with an oversized check. Davila, who lives in Naperville, won the Mega Millions jackpot on Jan. 16 and was the only person to mat ...
Feb 24, 2015, 5:23 pm - Lottery News forum

$380 MILLION: Massive sales push Powerball jackpot higher
Now 10th-largest jackpot in US history By Todd Northrop Due to larger than expected sales volume, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Saturday's drawing to $380 million. The updated jackpot figure propelled Saturday's drawing into the top 10 highest jackpots in United States lottery history. (See the top 25 annuity and cash value jackpots below.) The all-important lump-sum cash value of the jackpot has been raised ...
Feb 6, 2015, 2:04 pm - Lottery News forum

Powerball heats up with $317 million jackpot
Largest Powerball jackpot in a year; 12th-largest cash value in US lottery history By Todd Northrop Big multi-state lottery jackpots may have been missing somewhat in 2014, but just a month into 2015 lottery players are already seeing a second massive grand prize looming. The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday, February 4, 2015, now stands at $317 million the largest jackpot for the game in nearly a year. The last time a Powerball jackpot was this large was on Feb. 19, 2014, when a Star Wa ...
Feb 2, 2015, 4:59 pm - Lottery News forum

$270 million Mega Millions jackpot won in Illinois
By Todd Northrop An Illinois lottery player won the first jackpot of 2015, worth an estimated $270 million in a Mega Millions drawing Friday. The ticket, a quick pick meaning the numbers were selected randomly by the lottery terminal, was sold at Bucky's Express, 1202 Bloomingdale Road in west suburban Glendale Heights, said Illinois Lottery spokesman Mike Lang. The store will receive a $500,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. It is the largest prize in Illinois Lottery history ...
Jan 18, 2015, 8:47 am - Lottery News forum

First winner of big Illinois Lotto jackpot didn't let riches change him
Mike Wittkowski is no longer famous, and he's just fine with that. In 1984, he was a 28-year-old North Side bachelor dreaming of hitting it big just like everybody else in a relatively new Illinois Lotto game that was building to a $40 million jackpot. Unlike everybody else Sept. 1, he did win, picking the numbers 2-3-10-26-30-43 and pocketing what was at the time the single-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. Flashback reader Bob Angone, of the South Loop, said he was at a wedding t ...
Dec 27, 2014, 12:42 pm - Lottery News forum

Illinois Lottery cuts ties with private manager
The split between the Illinois Lottery and its private manager, Northstar Lottery Group, is now official after three years of acrimony over lower-than-expected revenues. The termination agreement, signed Tuesday by Gov. Pat Quinn, comes a little more than three months after he directed lottery officials to sever ties with the company after it fell short of promised revenues for the third consecutive year. At the time, the company had posted record profits to the state, but those figures st ...
Dec 10, 2014, 9:11 pm - Lottery News forum

$321 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot is red hot
20th-largest U.S. jackpot of all time By Todd Northrop The multi-state Mega Millions lottery game continued its months-long climb Friday night, and is now at the point where jackpot rolls are sharply increased. After nobody won Friday night's grand prize, the Mega Millions jackpot grew to an estimated $321 million the largest since a $414 million Mega Millions jackpot was split between two tickets from Florida and Maryland on March 18, 2014. (See Florida couple, nearly penniless, claim ...
Nov 1, 2014, 1:09 pm - Lottery News forum

Illinois Lottery cancels My3 game
Last drawing Sunday By Todd Northrop Illinois lottery officials, acting on the recommendation of its private manager, Northstar Lottery Group, announced Tuesday they are removing My3 from its draw game portfolio. The final drawing of My3 will be Sunday, September 14th at 6:30pm. The game was launched two years ago and was designed to be a simplified alternative to the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games. However, due to its sales performance, the game is being removed from the draw game portfoli ...
Sep 10, 2014, 6:58 pm - Lottery News forum

With Northstar terminated, what will the Illinois Lottery do now?
So what's next for the Illinois Lottery? That's the big question looming in the wake of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's politically-expedient move late last week to fire Northstar Lottery Group. Quinn made history late in 2010 when he inked a 10-year contract with Northstar to become the first-ever private manager of any state lottery in the nation. Two other states now have private lottery managers Indiana and New Jersey. Quinn's move last week to terminate Northstar may prove too little too la ...
Aug 23, 2014, 10:27 pm - Lottery News forum

Illinois to fire private lottery operator
The bumpy marriage between the state and the private company that operates the Illinois Lottery is ending in a divorce. Gov. Pat Quinn's office confirmed to me today that it is ending its contract with Northstar Lottery Group LLC to operate the $2 billion-a-year lottery system, seven years earlier than scheduled. It is not yet certain whether the separation will be voluntary by both parties, but a decision to end the contract has been made. The governor's office has directed the lotter ...
Aug 23, 2014, 10:20 pm - Lottery News forum

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