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Illinois Gov. signs bill ensuring lottery prize payments

Jul 1, 2016, 11:55 am

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By Todd Northrop

CHICAGO, IL — Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Thursday night signed a bill giving the Illinois Lottery legal authority to continue all prize payouts if a budget deal is not reached.

"By passing SB 2047, Governor Rauner and the General Assembly are ensuring that the Illinois Lottery can continue its mission of supporting K-12 education, capital projects and select charitable causes throughout Illinois," said Acting Director Tim McDevitt.

On December 7, 2015, Governor Rauner signed SB 2039 which provided the legal authority for the Lottery to pay its winners in absence of a budget. But that bill had a sunset clause, expiring the authority to pay winners on June 30th.

Last night's bill signing allows all valid claims to continue to be honored. 

Winning tickets can be claimed at any of the five Illinois Lottery Claim Centers located in Chicago, Des Plaines, Rockford, Fairview Heights, and Springfield.

Prizes $600 and under can continue to be claimed at any Lottery retailer across Illinois.

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Posted: July 1, 2016, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

I believe it when I see it. No empty promises.

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    Posted: July 1, 2016, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

    Good I'm glad to read this! Though the most important thing this ensures is that the gambling lottery winner gets paid their prize efficiently.

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    Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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      Posted: July 1, 2016, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

      Big Smile Thank You, Todd, for the update and good news. This will definitely help lottery winners and players.Patriot

       "We are all in this together!" 

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        Posted: July 1, 2016, 5:13 pm - IP Logged

        Big Smile Thank You, Todd, for the update and good news. This will definitely help lottery winners and players.Patriot

        That goes for me too. Thanks.

        Now, should I ever get kidnapped and whisked off to IL, at least I can know I will get paid, if I should play.

        • Don't chase the numbers you play.
        • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
        • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                   (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
        • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
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          Posted: July 2, 2016, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

          Oh OK then. That's a sigh of relief right there.

          I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the PB to win the largest PB jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars! I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball to win the largest Mega Millions jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!

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            Posted: July 3, 2016, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

            Glad to hear the Governor has put peoples mind at ease about getting paid. Signing a bill is quite different from just issuing an  I.O.U. or a promise.

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              Posted: August 1, 2016, 12:25 am - IP Logged

              Well done, Governor!  Thumbs Up

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