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Illionois lottery winner arrested on gun charges
A northwestern Illinois man who is a member of a group that says it holds a lottery ticket worth $35.7 million was arrested Thursday on federal gun trafficking and drug charges.Eric Wagner, 32, of Freeport was indicted after a six-month undercover investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and several police departments. The federal indictment charges Wagner with eight counts of selling a firearm to a felon and eight counts of illegally distributing marijuana, polic ...
May 13, 2005, 9:51 am - Lottery News forum

'Prize closet' for Illinois Lottery employees discovered
The Illinois Lottery solicited donations of MP3 players, airline ticket vouchers, video game systems and other goodies from radio and television stations it advertised with, then used the items to create a prize closet for lottery employees, a state audit revealed on Wednesday. During this engagement it came to our attention that the Lottery has operated a 'prize closet' dating back to 1989 and possibly longer, said Auditor General William Holland's report.According to the audit, a letter sol ...
May 6, 2005, 10:05 am - Lottery News forum

Illinois man claims $37.5 million Lotto jackpot
Eric J. Wagner, co-owner of Wagner Hunting and Fishing, Freeport, is a little make that a lot richer after winning $37.5 million Monday in the Illinois Lottery.Wagner's father, William, said his son learned at about 9:30 a.m. Monday he had the winning ticket. Wagner was not available for comment this morning. He's going to take the rest of his life off, William Wagner joked.William Wagner said he didn't know what plans his son had for the money but probably intended to spend it. The winnin ...
Apr 27, 2005, 12:33 pm - Lottery News forum

One lottery ticket wins $37.5 million Illinois Lotto jackpot
A single player has won the $37.5 million grand prize from the latest drawing of the Illinois State Lottery's Lotto game.The only ticket to match all six winning numbers from Monday night's drawing was sold at a store in Freeport, a city about 30 miles west of Rockford.The grand prize for Wednesday night's Lotto drawing will be $2 million.In addition to the grand prize winner, 31 players matched five of the six winning numbers from Monday night's drawing good for second prizes of $933 apiece.Ano ...
Apr 26, 2005, 1:48 pm - Lottery News forum

Illinois lottery glitch gives players extra chance
Technical difficulties with the Illinois State Lottery's Friday broadcast could turn into a nice payoff for some Pick Four ticket holders.A programming glitch halted taping during the 12:40 p.m. drawing after the number nine had been already drawn on air, said lottery spokesman Courtney Hill. Since there was a problem with the live broadcast, four new numbers were drawn, Hill said. They were 3985.But the official number for Friday's Pick Four drawing was 9985, swapping the three for the origin ...
Apr 17, 2005, 10:48 am - Lottery News forum

Illinois Senate approves Internet lottery ticket sales trial
Illinois gamblers would be able to buy lottery tickets by computer in a program the Senate approved Thursday.The bill, sponsored by Sen. John Cullerton, D-Chicago, sets up a pilot program to try online lottery ticket sales. Cullerton said Internet sales could eventually generate as much as $100 million for the state.The measure passed 32-24 and moves to the House.Republicans feared the measure would encourage problem gambling and increase personal debt because buyers could use credit cards. It b ...
Apr 15, 2005, 11:54 am - Lottery News forum

Illinois House Votes To Create Lottery Game Supporting Veterans
Illinois veterans could end up getting extra financial help from the state lottery.The Illinois House Tuesday voted to create a new scratch-off lottery game and give the profit to veterans' programs.The idea passed 63 to 53. It now goes to the state Senate.Supporters say veterans need more support during a period of tight state budgets and this would be a way to raise money.But critics say veterans should not depend on the whims of people buying instant lottery tickets. They also say it might ta ...
Apr 13, 2005, 11:42 am - Lottery News forum

Illinois Lottery adds Monday Lotto drawing
Illinois Lottery officials are giving players another chance at becoming a millionaire.The lottery added a Monday Lotto drawing to its weekly schedule. That's on top of the existing Lotto drawings done on Wednesday and Saturday.Lottery Superintendent Carolyn Adams says adding a drawing will bring in more money for Illinois schools, while providing fun for Lotto players.The Lotto game was introduced in 1983. Lottery officials say it has created more millionaires in Illinois than any other lotter ...
Apr 6, 2005, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum

Illinois lawmakers debate Internet lottery sales
If store lines have kept you from the big bucks possible in playing the state lottery, a Chicago senator has the solution - just buy the tickets online.Democrat State Sen. John Cullerton has proposed a bill to make lottery tickets available for sale on the Internet, something he says will attract more customers with bigger pocketbooks and possibly collect more money for schools. Senate Bill 198 is currently on the floor, but some Southern Illinois legislators say they're not ready to expand gami ...
Mar 8, 2005, 12:33 pm - Lottery News forum

$14 million Illinois lottery jackpot expires
A $14 million Illinois Lottery jackpot went unclaimed Monday, making it the largest pot in the state's history where no one came forward to say, I won the lotto! The money will be given to the State Common School Fund, which supports public education programs. A midnight deadline to claim the jackpot expired, despite an aggressive local and national television campaign to find the winner, Illinois Lottery Supt. Carolyn Adams said. Lottery winners have one year to claim their prize. Pr ...
Feb 2, 2005, 1:06 pm - Lottery News forum