IL Lottery

Illinois Lottery Pushes For Online Expansion

Online sales are less than one-half of 1 percent of the lottery’s total take. The bill has passed the Senate Executive Committee.



Powerball Has One Winner

Saturday night’s jackpot was 4th largest in game’s history.



Florissant Couple Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

A St. Louis County couple has joined the ranks of millionaires after matching five Powerball numbers from a February drawing.


A customer purchases Powerball lottery tickets.  (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Lottery Winners Donate Money For A New Football Stadium

An Iowa couple won a $202 million Powerball jackpot in September. They received $90.9 million in one lump sum after taxes. That couple is now donating $3 million to their son’s high school for a new football stadium — but the gift comes with a catch.


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Powerball Jackpot Winner Bought Ticket In Small NW Missouri Town

Dearborn is town of 500 off I-29 between KC and St. Joseph


Gandhi Amrutlal sells a Powerball lottery ticket at his One Stop Mart store on Nov. 28, 2012 in Chicago, Ill. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

2 Winning Tickets Sold In Record $587.5 Million Powerball Jackpot

Powerball officials say the record jackpot has been won.


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How is the Powerball Money Distributed in Missouri?

Roughly 25 cents on the dollar goes to education


A Powerball lottery ticket for the estimated record $500 million jackpot prize, Powerball's biggest winnings ever, is seen in a convenience store in Washington on November 26, 2012. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Big Winners Share Lessons, Risks of Powerball Win

Past winners of mega-lottery drawings and financial planners have some more sound advice: Stick to a budget, invest wisely, learn to say no and be prepared to lose friends.


Debra Bea fills out her Powerball numbers as she buys tickets at Circle News Stand on Nov. 27, 2012 in Hollywood, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Powerball Winner Had To Tell Self He ‘Didn’t Get Drunk, Break Into Someone’s House’ After He Won

So you just won the $500 million Powerball jackpot, the second highest in lottery history. Now what?


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Powerball Jackpot Rises To $550 Million

The record Powerball jackpot just keeps rising. It now stands at $550 million after officials say brisk sales keep driving up the payout amount.




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