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States go all in, expand gaming to plug the budget
Faced with a drop in gambling revenue, states are adding games, considering new casinos and increasing lottery options anything to keep their cut of the profits rolling in. States are adamant that they don't want to take advantage of anyone, but with budgets in free-fall and tax increases a losing hand politically, lawmakers acknowledge they are dependent on gambling dollars. At least 18 states this year are looking to expand games of chance because of a drop-off of anywhere from 5 to 14 p ...
Mar 15, 2010, 9:24 pm - Lottery News forum

Police arrest four in Chicago lottery ticket scam
Police arrested two men and two women earlier this week who allegedly ran a lottery ticket scam that targeted elderly Hispanic victims. The four worked as a team and typically sought out elderly Hispanic victims at stores and on the street, according to a release from the Chicago Police. The suspects would approach a victim two at a time and explain they were illegal immigrants and had a winning lottery ticket of more than one million dollars. They would then offer to share the winnings if ...
Nov 8, 2009, 8:53 am - Lottery News forum

Illinois Lottery Halloween raffle awards treats for grownups
The Illinois Lottery held its fifth-ever Millionaire Raffle drawing yesterday the second on Halloween which instantly created four millionaires. The complete list of winning numbers for the raffle can be found at Lottery Post's Illinois Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/il). The raffle drawing was held on October 31st Halloween a day that traditionally finds kids getting all the treats. But the four new millionaires and hundreds of other prize winners from yesterday's drawi ...
Nov 1, 2009, 8:12 am - Lottery News forum

Frequent lottery wins by retailers investigated
In this 2-part video report, MSNBC revealed the findings of their investigation, in which the most frequent lottery winners were almost always retailers. To view the report, please click on Part 1 of the report below. When Part 1 has finished playing, continue by clicking Part 2 of the report. Part 1 Part 2
Oct 2, 2009, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum

Sharon Sharp, 1939-2009: Former lottery director of Illinois, California
She was the GOP candidate for Illinois secretary of state in 1978 Sharon Sharp, whose accidental entry into politics started with a $10 loan from Donald Rumsfeld, ran for Illinois secretary of state in the late 1970s and was the state's lottery director under Gov. Jim Thompson. Mrs. Sharp, 69, died of lung cancer Sunday, July 5, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said her son, Christopher Kip Sharp. She lived on the city's Gold Coast. Mrs. Sharp had held posts in the Elk Grove Township ...
Jul 7, 2009, 1:44 am - Lottery News forum

IL Senator again pushes for online lottery ticket sales
When Illinois lottery jackpots swell into the hundreds of millions, so do the lines for tickets. What if you could simply purchase lottery tickets online, at home or work? That's been the vision of Illinois State Senator John Cullerton since February of this year, when Lottery Post reported that the Senator was pushing for lottery ticket sales over the Internet (www.lotterypost.com/news/189242). When a jackpot gets up over eighty million, that's when people want to buy at least one ticket ...
Jun 8, 2009, 8:55 am - Lottery News forum

Man claims he's owed Mega Millions in suit against Illinois Lottery
An East St. Louis man says the Illinois Lottery Control Board refused to pay him for a winning lottery ticket. Johnnie Cooper filed suit April 14 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Illinois Lottery Control Board. Cooper says he purchased a lottery ticket on Aug. 28, 2007. The ticket contained the winning numbers, but the Illinois Lottery Control Board refused to pay Cooper for it, he says. Cooper does not state how much money he should have received. Cooper, who is represen ...
Apr 22, 2009, 12:00 pm - Lottery News forum

Hitting the jackpot: Rebecca Hargrove's winning strategy
Tenn. Lottery CEO says tickets seem recession-proof, help fund college educations You may not have heard of Rebecca Paul Hargrove, but in the lottery world, she's a celebrity. The brash, hard-charging CEO of the Tennessee lottery has accomplished what nobody else has in the state-run gaming business. She ran the lottery in Illinois where sales topped $1.3 billion. Next, Hargrove moved to Florida, where she set a new record: $95 million in sales the first week. In Florida, Hargrove's mar ...
Mar 29, 2009, 11:37 am - Lottery News forum

Illinois Lottery creates four lucky millionaires
The Illinois Lottery held its fourth-ever Millionaire Raffle drawing yesterday the second on St. Patrick's Day which instantly created four millionaires. The complete list of winning numbers for the raffle can be found at Lottery Post's Illinois Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/il). The raffle drawing was held on March 17th St. Patrick's Day a day traditionally thought of as lucky . The four new millionaires will certainly think so. In addition to four $1 million top pr ...
Mar 18, 2009, 11:46 am - Lottery News forum

Illinois lottery has 1 winner in $4 million jackpot
The Illinois State Lottery says one player matched all six numbers in Monday night's Lotto drawing, earning a prize of $4 million. The lottery says the winning ticket was purchased at a mini mart in Mapleton, a village near Peoria. The Lotto grand prize for Wednesday night's drawing resets to $2 million. Also on Monday, 26 players matched five of the six winning numbers and will receive second prizes of $606.50 apiece. Another 1,117 players matched four of the six winning numbers - good ...
Feb 24, 2009, 8:06 am - Lottery News forum