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Illinois Governor denies shifty practices
The Illinois Lottery has shifted advertising from 15 billboards throughout the state to a single billboard in Chicago that is seen by about half as many people but is owned by one of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's major campaign contributors.The Lottery will begin advertising in July on the TriVision, a digital billboard alongside the Kennedy Expressway near North Avenue. The agency will pay $82,000 a month to display a sequence of three Lottery pitches on the billboard, which is seen by an estimated 42 ...
May 24, 2004, 8:33 am - Lottery News forum

$2.5 million Illinois lottery ticket expires
Somebody out there just lost $2.5 million.That's how much an Illinois Lotto ticket sold in a Calumet City liquor store on May 3, 2003, was worth -- until 5 p.m. Monday. Now it's worth nothing because the one-year time limit to cash the ticket has passed.The ticket, with the numbers 03-23-28-29-38-42, was sold at Torrence Liquors, 616 Torrence Ave. in the south suburb.If you find it in your wallet or drawer, maybe the liquor store will buy you a drink. Lottery agents collect their 1 percent fee ( ...
May 4, 2004, 6:59 am - Lottery News forum

Illinois officials expect huge lottery ticket sales
When the winning numbers are not drawn in the Mega Millions lottery game, it means a bigger contribution to state coffers.With tickets sales today expected to approach $1 million an hour for tonight's record $222 million jackpot, lottery officials are smiling.Sales build as jackpots grow, and the Mega Millions game has not had a winner in 12 drawings.Anne Plohr Rayhill, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Lottery, said about 35 cents of every dollar spent in Illinois on lottery games goes into the Il ...
Feb 20, 2004, 7:12 am - Lottery News forum

It can happen... from broke to lots of bucks
James Gatzke was struggling with depression, and living off handouts and charity, with only his seven cats for company, when he hit the jackpot.Three weeks ago, the unemployed 44-year-old was eating beef stew out of a can, and scraping by on food and cash donations from neighbours and charities.His water and power supply had long been cut off, he hadn't worked since August when he was laid off from his job as a cab driver, and he hadn't bathed in months. All I wanted for Christmas was to have di ...
Dec 11, 2003, 5:00 am - Lottery News forum

Ill. couple who resuce ticket from trash claim $10.5 million prize
The Chicago area's garbage strike was a nuisance for many, but now it smells sweet to two lottery winners who had mistakenly thrown their $10.5 million ticket in the trash.Chicago resident Ezekiel Zeek Garnett, 27, and his sister, Karen, 24, bought an Illinois Lotto ticket Oct. 4 in Niles but threw it out without checking the numbers. Their mother then heard that a ticket sold in Niles was a winner, and she checked the trash with her daughter.Thanks to the nine-day garbage strike last month, t ...
Nov 28, 2003, 6:23 am - Lottery News forum

$10.5 mil. ticket rescued from trash
It appears that stinky, pesky garbage strike in Chicago last month wasn't so bad for everyone.For one Chicago family the strike was worth $10.5 million -- thanks to a misplaced lottery ticket and the piling-up garbage.Lottery officials said they will announce today that the winners of the Oct. 4 Illinois Lotto drawing -- a brother and sister from Chicago -- almost lost their ticket when they accidentally tossed it into the trash. Lucky for them, their mother found the ticket in the garbage, stil ...
Nov 26, 2003, 4:26 am - Lottery News forum

State plans to give lottery vendors prizes for ideas to increase sales
Illinois Lottery vendors can win prize money from a pot of $200,000 if they generate ideas on how to entice customers to buy more lottery tickets.Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration is hoping the move will increase revenue for the state, which has been battling a roughly $5 billion deficit. The state-run games of chance have seen flat or declining sales in recent years.There are two sessions, one in Hillside on Nov. 12 and another in Springfield on Nov. 20, in which vendors can enter drawings ...
Nov 5, 2003, 5:37 am - Lottery News forum

Illinois Store Sells Winning $5 Million Lottery Ticket
One very lucky person who visited the Huck's convenience store in Murphysboro, Illinois this Wednesday is holding a winning lottery ticket worth up to $5 million.The winning ticket was purchased at 10:13 a.m. Wednesday at the store located at the corner of Walnut and South 20th streets. The numbers on the ticket are 2, 18, 20, 23, 30 and 39.The ticket holder had not yet stepped forward Thursday, but a spokeswoman for the Illinois Lottery in Springfield offered a strong piece of advice for the wi ...
Oct 31, 2003, 1:00 pm - Lottery News forum

Illinois Rep. Boland Wants to Add Keno
The stakes are high for state Rep. Mike Boland, D-Moline: $130 million.That's his estimate of what the state of Illinois could rake in annually if Club Keno were added to the lottery mix. Also known as Quick Draw Lotto, it is similar to a standard Lotto game with one big advantage: instead of one to five drawings per week, Keno numbers usually are drawn every five minutes.Players would know right away whether the numbers they picked matched those randomly selected by a computer. The game would e ...
Aug 29, 2003, 12:19 pm - Lottery News forum