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Illinois lottery players crossing border to play in other states
Players lose confidence as budget stalemate halts winner payouts Randall Lobello of Bensenville said he still plans to buy lottery tickets, despite the Illinois Lottery's announcement Wednesday that even more winners will be getting IOUs. He'll just play in another state, one where winnings would be paid out immediately. I do a lot of traveling; I would just jump to the border and go to Wisconsin, said Lobello, 47. I used to buy lottery tickets in Illinois, but I'm not purchasing them
Oct 17, 2015, 9:17 am - Lottery News

Payout situation getting worse for Illinois lottery winners
Suspends lottery payouts for winners of $600 or more Feeling like you've hit the jackpot through the Illinois Lottery? Well, think again. State officials announced Wednesday that winners who are due to receive more than $600 won't get their money until the state's ongoing budget impasse is resolved. Players who win up to $600 can still collect their winnings at local retailers. In a statement, the Illinois Lottery said that its account for writing out checks to winners would be exhaust
Oct 15, 2015, 4:32 pm - Lottery News

UK couple credit dog with discovering lottery double-win
A couple who won nearly 150,000 (US$231,000) playing the multi-country Euromillions game doubled their prize after their dog found a second winning ticket for the same amount. Shortly after Jane and Alan Slater's numbers came up in the draw on September 29th, their dog Ruby disturbed another forgotten ticket in their car. It was tucked in a catalog in the car and flew out when Ruby and a second family dog jumped in after a walk. The two tickets, for the same draw, were each worth 149,08
Oct 15, 2015, 9:32 am - Lottery News

In lotteries, lucky numbers will only win you less
It goes without saying the chance of winning the lottery is minuscule. But if you play the numbers, you should know that certain tactics commonly used to make picks reduce the likelihood of collecting the maximum payout. Grab a pencil, and we'll try it out. Let's say a $1 lottery ticket allows you to choose six numbers between 1 and 75. Write down your choices and make a mental note regarding the significance of each one. If you are like many people, you picked numbers with personal mea
Oct 9, 2015, 10:59 am - Lottery News

Driven to death by phone scammers
The phone calls wouldn't stop. The man on the other end of the line made promises of a big payoff: millions of dollars in prize money. But first the IRS needed $1,500 in taxes, he insisted, then the jackpot would arrive at the family home, a camera crew ready to capture the excitement. The calls came a couple of times a day; other times, nearly 50. Mr. Albert, we need the money to be sent today ... Don't hang up the phone, Mr. Albert ... Mr. Albert, don't tell your wife about this
Oct 7, 2015, 10:08 pm - Lottery News

Lottery ticket printer grants rare peek at operations
For about 30 minutes this afternoon, Pollard Banknote took the unusual step of stopping its new, instant-lottery ticket press so it could show it off. We're halting production for a few minutes, not withstanding the fact we've got to get tickets out the door still to pay for this sucker, Doug Pollard, the company's co-CEO with his brother John, said as the din of the press in Ypsilanti was quieted. But we'll fire it back up after. A mostly family-owned company based in Winnipeg, Canada,
Sep 22, 2015, 9:15 am - Lottery News

Maryland's No. 1 lottery retailer revealed
The regulars at the Soda Pop Shop Mart had heard the story before how Bill Jenkins accidentally played the same set of Keno numbers twice in 2012, leaving him with two $10,000 winning tickets instead of one. So there were knowing smiles inside the Catonsville convenience store last week as the retired truck driver recounted how the terminal initially seemed to reject the first $10 ticket, prompting him to select the eight charmed numbers again. And he ain't won $15 since! another player s
Sep 8, 2015, 7:27 am - Lottery News

Illinois Lottery not paying big winners because state legislature won't pass budget
After years of struggling financially, Susan Rick thought things were looking up when her boyfriend won $250,000 from the Illinois Lottery last month. She could stop working seven days a week, maybe fix up the house and take a trip to Minnesota to visit her daughter. But because Illinois lawmakers have not passed a budget, she and her boyfriend, Danny Chasteen, got an IOU from the lottery instead. For the first time, we were finally gonna get a break, said Rick, who lives in Oglesby. And
Aug 28, 2015, 4:51 pm - Lottery News

NJ store owner returns lost $2M lottery ticket
A cynical person might say that the odds of meeting a truly honest person are the same as winning the lottery. But at one Rutherford convenience store, you'll find the odds are good of finding both a winning ticket and an honest store owner, who returned a winning scratch-off with a $2 million jackpot to a regular customer after it ended up unclaimed in the garbage. Owner Yogi Patel and his wife Vilsa own Leprechaun News on Park Avenue by the traffic circle. Nestled between a bank and a parki
Jul 17, 2015, 1:15 pm - Lottery News

Disney chooses director for upcoming lottery movie
By Todd Northrop Annie director Will Gluck is teaming with Walt Disney Studios to direct an untitled lottery movie based on the actual events of a Spanish lottery jackpot win. The project, which was originally written for a male lead and titled Lucky Guy, is being retooled to feature a female protagonist and does not yet have a name. The story centers on a perpetually unlucky young woman who is flabbergasted when everyone in her small town except her wins a lottery. However, this appare
May 29, 2015, 7:07 pm - Lottery News