Illinois to become first state to allow online lottery sales
July 2, 2010
|Posted: March 24, 2012, 2:30 am - IP Logged|
the only way i'm giving the lottery my ss# is when i'm collecting a big win.
I'm with you on that.
February 8, 2012
|Posted: March 24, 2012, 4:45 pm - IP Logged|
Which are the other 21 states considering online games?
March 25, 2012
|Posted: March 25, 2012, 8:25 am - IP Logged|
hmmm, if you win using one of these "online subscriptions", Will they automatically announce your name as the winner?
Hi Zinniagirl! The Illinois Lottery will not automatically announce any names as winners, all player information is kept confidential.
March 25, 2012
|Posted: March 25, 2012, 8:28 am - IP Logged|
Wait so since they'd know who won wouldn't they already have your bank info too? In which case then the money be deposited in the 2 weeks or whatever without having to show your face?
Prizes will be automatically deposited into your account for winnings less than $600. When you sign up you’ll receive an Illinois Lottery Visa Debit Card that is associated to your account.
There are a few options to manage your winnings:
a. You can transfer your winnings to your personal checking or savings account.
b. You can use your Illinois Lottery Visa Debit Card like you normally would use a debit card.
Winnings over $600 will be processed by the Illinois Lottery Claims department. You’ll receive an email to notify them to complete the claim process.
January 19, 2011
|Posted: March 25, 2012, 11:47 am - IP Logged|
Yes prizes will be deposited to your account, let us not forget the taxes!
February 12, 2007
|Posted: March 25, 2012, 1:09 pm - IP Logged|
No your bank account is not linked to the account so you would have to provide those details. Currently, only the Illinois Lottery Visa debit card and your personal credit card are linked to the account. I like this because since the weather has turned to spring, I have been running about 2 miles one way to purchase MM tickets (I want to be fit when I win the jackpot tonight). But the lady who runs the store got a bit short with me when I asked to use a pen to fill out my play slip. And I have had less than favorable experiences at another convenience store near my house. So if I can purchase a few tickets per draw in addition to my regular subscription, I will be the first one to stop buying tickets at any convenience store.
I posted this before the play online rules were posted to Illinois Lottery website. I was partially right and partially wrong. You DON'T have to link your bank account in order to play, but you CAN do that if you so desire. I will opt to continue paying in manner I did before. But the convenience stores are lucky only MegaMillions and Lotto can be played in this manner, so they will still get the scratch-off, Pick 3 and Pick 4, Little Lotto and Powerball players coming to their stores to play those games.
I love you Illinois! But I have $225 million reasons to love MegaMillions MORE! If I win, I will be sure to mention that during my press conference!
May my God who is my provider bless my tickets!
Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!! NOW give me MONEY!
The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!
January 5, 2011
|Posted: March 25, 2012, 9:29 pm - IP Logged|
So how does the online thing work? Do you print a copy your numbers that you bought? Just wondering because with out any physical proof of the purchase what happens if something gets lost. The reason im sayin this is there have been a couple of times ive set up payment for my credit card confirmed it got a reference number but my payment never got taken out of my bank. The transaction was lost and customer service didnt know why. Never got charged any late fees or anything because I caught it early but without a physical ticket or something I would be skeptical
Maricopa County, Arizona
January 15, 2012
|Posted: March 27, 2012, 2:01 pm - IP Logged|
Only offered to Illinois residents?
Darn. I was hoping that out-of-towners could take advantage of the convienence of online lottery tickets. While I can see their point...darn!
March 26, 2012
|Posted: March 27, 2012, 6:12 pm - IP Logged|
I would never buy tickets online ......