Illinois lottery: You're a winner! Oh. No, you're not!

Sep 14, 2015
Officials say they can't pay some winners because of a state budget impasse.
Posted In: lottery, Illinois, state budget
Lucky Mart, on Chicago's South Side, sells almost nothing but lottery tickets

This store sold $5 million in lottery tickets last year

Apr 20, 2015
Lucky Mart barely sells anything else.
Posted In: lottery, Chicago, gambling

Guess the NCAA bracket! Your odds are 1 in 9 quintillion!

Mar 17, 2014
So what is certain about this promotion? That Dan Gilbert, the businessman who owns Quicken Loans, gets several million sales leads by people registering for the game.
Posted In: March Madness, lottery

First step, you win the Mega Millions lottery. Next step?

Dec 13, 2013
You hit the jackpot: Should you take the lump sum, or is there more advantage in agreeing to regular payouts?
Posted In: lottery, Mega millions

Debt deal means D.C. residents can start collecting lottery winnings again

Oct 16, 2013
Washington's lottery has stopped making payments because of the government shutdown.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, lottery

If you won the lottery...

Nov 30, 2012
It's nice to dream about winning the lottery, but if you got lucky and came into a big windfall of cash, would you know how to prepare your personal finances in a responsible way?
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Powerball a big winner for many states

Nov 27, 2012
Wednesday's big Powerball jackpot is one reason more people are playing the multi-state lottery at record levels.
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Winning $337 Powerball lottery ticket hits Michigan

Aug 16, 2012
Someone who recently visited a gas station in the small Michigan city of Lapeer is about to be very rich. That's where the winning Powerball ticket was sold, and the jackpot is $337 million. So what's up with these huge lottery jackpots recently?
Posted In: lottery, gambling

Mega Millions brings windfall to states, too

Mar 30, 2012
The states collect income tax on record lottery.
Posted In: lottery

Record jackpot could bring lottery lawsuits

Mar 29, 2012
The Mega Millions lottery has soared to a half-billion dollars, which means coworkers are pooling their money, which can lead to disputes.
Posted In: lottery, Mega millions