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For some, Illinois Lottery app makes ticket-buying too easy
When Illinois launched its first-in-the-nation lottery app in January, Matthew Ruder quickly signed up so he could jockey for jackpots with just a tap of the finger on his smartphone. It's really easy to buy lottery tickets on the big draw days, said Ruder, 40, of Pekin in central Illinois. I can just log in to it, add some money to it, buy some tickets, and then I have them right there instead of stopping at the store. It just makes it easier sometimes. State lottery officials hope the ...
Apr 10, 2014, 8:31 am - Lottery News forum

Couple collect lottery winnings after misplacing ticket
A Downers Grove, Illinois, couple claimed a $1 million lottery prize Thursday after a brief but frantic search for their winning ticket. Cathy and Dave Seiden won the prize after matching five numbers on their Mega Millions ticket for the March 18 drawing. Cathy Seiden bought the ticket at her regular Jewel-Osco in nearby Woodridge, something she said she does every couple of weeks. She gave the ticket to her husband, and they forgot about it until one of Cathy's co-workers told her tha ...
Mar 28, 2014, 8:31 am - Lottery News forum

Widow and daughter will split estate of poisoned $1 million lotto winner
The estate of a Chicago man who was poisoned to death right after he won $1 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket will be split between his widow and his daughter from a previous marriage, ending a fight in court. The settlement was confirmed Thursday by a lawyer for the widow. The widow and daughter agreed not to sue each other for wrongful death unless a criminal investigation yields new information. A medical examiner ruled in March that the lottery winner, Urooj Khan, was killed by c ...
Dec 13, 2013, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum

'Miracle' lottery win to let man visit gravely ill nephew, 7
Conrad Selle's sister in France called Sunday with bad news: If he wants to see his 7-year-old nephew, who is losing a hard-fought battle with leukemia, he should come now. It was weighing on my heart, said the computer systems analyst who still is recovering from being out of work until March. I had no way to pay for it. Then, that night, he won $10,000 in the lottery. Thanks to what he said must be a providential thing, Selle and his son, Lucas, 15, will leave Monday for Paris. Beyo ...
Oct 14, 2013, 4:41 pm - Lottery News forum

Illinois Lottery kicks off new 'Hit or Miss' game
Includes video report By Todd Northrop For Illinois Lottery players one thing is certain: they would be hard-pressed to claim their lottery is boring. After a string of game changes and new games that stretches back a year to when the My3 game was introduced, the Illinois Lottery is today revealing its latest new game: Hit or Miss. The new game is nearly identical to a Texas Lottery game called All or Nothing, in which players choose 12 numbers out of a pool of 24, and prizes are det ...
Sep 22, 2013, 11:24 am - Lottery News forum

Illinois Lottery adds new feature to numbers games
'Fireball' feature now on sale Includes video report By Todd Northrop On Sept. 1, Illinois Lottery retailers will begin offering a new, optional feature called Fireball to its long-standing Pick 3 and Pick 4 daily draw games. The new play option provides a chance to obtain more winning combinations. The standard Pick 3 and Pick 4 games remain the same, as does the drawing schedule (seven days a week, twice a day) and game ticket price (starts at 50 cents). Beginning Sunday, Sep ...
Sep 1, 2013, 11:49 am - Lottery News forum

Price and prize changes coming this Sunday for Illinois Lotto
By Todd Northrop Citing the success of the multi-state lottery games like Powerball and Mega Millions offering jackpots in excess of $100 million every other month, the Illinois Lottery has decided to revamp one of its original games, Lotto, in order to give lottery players a chance at potentially bigger jackpots and better overall odds. Starting Sunday, July 14, 2013, Lotto will cost $1 for each game-set, up from a price of $1 for two game sets. The higher price will enable larger jackpot ...
Jul 11, 2013, 1:58 pm - Lottery News forum

Longtime friends share $7.4 million Lotto jackpot
Pair hits the jackpot after years of playing Illinois Lottery By Todd Northrop A Carol Stream, Illinois, couple has won a whopping $7.4 million jackpot in the Illinois Lottery after their April 29 Quick Pick Lotto ticket hit on all six numbers. The winning ticket was purchased at Carol Stream's Payless Tobacco. The winning numbers on April 29 were 4, 5, 7, 12, 31, and 45. Carol Davis and Conrad Rask met eight years ago at an area restaurant where she was a manager and he a regular pa ...
May 24, 2013, 4:53 pm - Lottery News forum

Man finds $4.85 million Lotto ticket in cookie jar
Includes video report Maybe you've heard this story before. Or dreamed it. A man cleans out old lottery tickets from a cookie jar, and instead of throwing them away takes them to the 7-Eleven to check them out. And finds one of them is worth millions. It gets better for Ricardo Cerezo of Geneva, Illinois. He says his family was facing eviction, and he'll use part of the winnings $4.85 million to pay off the home. It couldn't have happened at a better time, said Cerezo, a management ...
May 17, 2013, 8:25 am - Lottery News forum

Relatives fight over estate of poisoned lottery winner
The family of a Chicago businessman who died of cyanide poisoning after winning a $1 million lottery jackpot is disputing a deal he purportedly signed leaving his share of several dry cleaning stores to his wife. In an emergency motion filed Monday in Cook County probate court, the sister of Urooj Khan argued the business assets should be part of his estate and divided equally among his only two heirs Khan's widow, Shabana Ansari, and 17-year-old daughter, Jasmeen, from a previous marriage. ...
Apr 30, 2013, 7:20 am - Lottery News forum