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Illinois launches $2 lottery tickets to benefit breast cancer research
Lottery tickets that devote all profits to breast cancer research and awareness hit stores Monday, with supporters saying the pink ribbon scratch-offs will net $3 million a year for the cause.Four thousand of the $2 tickets will make their way to Illinois retailers by the end of the week, lottery spokesman Courtney Hill said. Players can win up to $20,000 on each ticket. Chances of winning, including breaking even, are 1 in 4.59.Profits go to a Ticket for the Cure fund. The General Assembly ap ...
Jan 10, 2006, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum

Woman who stole $175,000 lottery ticket avoids jail time
Dora Leal dodged a potential 15-year prison sentence Monday and was given probation and community service for her theft of a $175,000 winning lottery ticket from a group of Chicago traders.Last month a Cook County jury found Leal guilty of stealing the Mega Millions lottery ticket in December, 2003.She was a runner at the Chicago Board Options Exchange, where 16 people had pooled money to purchase lottery tickets, said prosecutor Lori Rosen. Leal was sent to a convenience store with the tickets ...
Jan 10, 2006, 6:36 am - Lottery News forum

$6 million in Illinois lottery prizes unclaimed
If you are a regular player of the Illinois Lottery's Mega Millions or Little Lotto games, your winning ticket may be right under your nose. Or in a coat pocket in the hall closet. Or being used as a bookmark in a novel.More than $6 million in prize money sits unclaimed the largest being a $900,000 Little Lotto jackpot drawn Oct. 2. The winning ticket was purchased at Dempster Mobil, 4002 Dempster in Skokie, with the numbers 3-14-22-24-34.While all of this year's Lotto and instant tickets have ...
Dec 26, 2005, 8:11 am - Lottery News forum

Woman found guilty of stealing winning lottery ticket
On the day she allegedly stole a $175,000 winning lottery ticket, Dora Leal was a confused, emotional wreck, mourning the loss of her baby dog Pablo, Leal testified in a Cook County courtroom Tuesday.In fact, Leal's attorney would later tell jurors, Leal was so shaky that had she been working in a nitroglycerine factory, she could have blown up the whole town. If that was a plea for sympathy or an explanation for why Leal didn't realize she held a winning lottery ticket, jurors didn't buy it. ...
Dec 14, 2005, 7:12 am - Lottery News forum

Stolen lottery ticket trial underway in Chicago
The trial began Monday for a woman accused of stealing a winning lottery ticket from her co-workers. The Mega Millions prize was worth $178,000. The winning ticket is still missing.There was no violence involved in this case, and the person on trial was actually given at one point the item she is accused of stealing. Nonetheless, this two-year-old lottery controversy has found its way to the Cook County Criminal Courts Building.The 46-year-old wife and mother of two adult daughters sat at the de ...
Dec 13, 2005, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum

One ticket wins $4 million Illinois lottery jackpot
Six numbers on a ticket sold from Casey's General Store in Mackinaw, Illinois, will bring a tremendous change to the life of one individual.As of Sunday afternoon, the person who purchased the winning ticket to the $4 million Illinois Lottery jackpot had not come forward. We don't know who it is of or if they even know, but we're excited. Casey's clerk Patty Wilson said.The only ticket from Saturday's drawing that matched all six numbers - 10,19, 38, 39, 42 and 49 - was purchased, possibly Frid ...
Oct 17, 2005, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum

Single winner for Illinois State Lottery Lotto jackpot
A single player has won the $9.25 million jackpot from the Illinois State Lottery's weekend Lotto game.The only ticket to match all six winning numbers from Saturday night's Lotto drawing was sold at a service station in the Chicago suburb of Berwyn.The next Lotto drawing jackpot will be $2 million.In addition to the grand prize winner, 35 players matched five of the six winning numbers from Saturday's drawing, and will receive second prizes of $973 apiece.Another 1,836 players matched four of t ...
Sep 26, 2005, 8:18 am - Lottery News forum

Car salesmen lottery pool wins $16 million jackpot
Dan Fontana was set to buy tickets for Saturday's $16 million Illinois Lotto drawing with some friends from work but pulled out at the last minute.Bad move. Really bad move.Four of his fellow salesmen at an Oak Lawn auto dealership won the Lotto jackpot. They soon may no longer be his co-workers. I came to work and heard about it. After that, I just kind of wanted to go home, Fontana said.The winners are Jeton Asani, 42, of Orland Park; Arben Gashi, 29, of Worth; his brother Nick Gashi, 28, of ...
Aug 9, 2005, 1:12 pm - Lottery News forum

Illinois lottery ad agency off the hook
A special audit of the Illinois Lottery's chief ad agency found the company did not keep adequate records to answer key questions about millions of dollars in payments from the state.However, Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration said Thursday that the special $60,000 audit answered enough of those questions to vindicate the state's support of R.J. Dale Advertising Public Relations.The forensic audit, conducted by Clifton Gunderson LLP of Oak Brook, concluded that there was no evidence of mis ...
Jun 24, 2005, 1:36 pm - Lottery News forum

Illinois Lottery Ad Contract Under Scrutiny
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Wednesday she wants to know more about a $19 million advertising contract for the state lottery that was the subject of a critical audit earlier this month.Her questions center on the results of a report by Auditor General William Holland that shows R.J. Dale Advertising Public Relations had received $7.1 million to promote the state lottery, but could demonstrate only $2 million worth of work. We have reached out to the auditor general and we will b ...
May 18, 2005, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum