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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

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