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ILLINOIS LOTTERY TEMPORARILY CLOSES CLAIM CENTERS, REOPENING SOON
Saturday, Jul 04, 2020 - The Illinois Lottery opened its doors at four of its five claim centers on July 1 to players across the state and processed over 1300 claims.
Illinois Lottery Responds to Claim Center Capacity Closures
Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 - A large number of players attempted to claim prizes yesterday as the Illinois Lottery opened the doors at four of its five Claim Centers to the public for the first time in over three months.
ILLINOIS LOTTERY REOPENS 4 OF 5 PRIZE CLAIM CENTERS
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 - The Illinois Lottery today announced that four of its claim centers will re-open on July 1.
$16.5 Million Lotto Jackpot Won in Chicago
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 - A convenience store in Dunning sold a 00000000$16.5 million winning Lotto ticket in the Saturday, June 27 drawing.
Big Win For Bloomington Baker!
Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 - A retired baker in Bloomington, IL won big with a $7,000 Pay Me! instant ticket from the Illinois Lottery. Read the full story on IllinoisLottery.com.
$1.05 Million Lucky Day Lotto Jackpot Won in Chicago Heights
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020 - A local store in Chicago Heights, IL sold a $1,050,000 winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket in the Friday, June 19, evening drawing.
ILLINOIS PLAYERS WIN OVER $428,000 IN MEGA MILLIONS PRIZES THIS WEEK
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020 - The largest Mega Millions prize won in Illinois last week was $20,000 in the Tuesday, June 9 drawing.
Lucky Week in Illinois: Two Jackpots Won Online
Monday, Jun 15, 2020 - The Illinois Lottery sold two Lucky Day Lotto winning tickets through the Illinois Lottery app and website last week.
Illinois Lottery Launches Annual Red Ribbon Cash Instant Ticket
Tuesday, Jun 09, 2020 - The annual Red Ribbon Cash instant ticket has raised more than $8.6 million for HIV/AIDS prevention, education, and treatment in Illinois since 2008.
Illinois Players Win Over $349,000 In Mega Millions Prizes Last Week
Friday, May 29, 2020 - In last week’s Mega Millions drawings, over 62,000 Illinois Lottery players took home prizes ranging from $2 to $10,000.
Lucky Week in Illinois: Five Lucky Day Lotto Winners
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - The Lucky Day Lotto jackpot was hit three times over the past week, creating five winners in Illinois.
$50,000 Powerball Prize Won by Mount Prospect Player
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - The Mount Prospect resident has made playing the Illinois Lottery a part of his refuel routine. When he stops to fill up his gas tank, he steps inside the store and picks up a couple of quick pick tickets in hopes of one day hitting the jackpot.
$1,000,000 Mega Millions Prize Won in Aurora
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - In the Tuesday, May 19 Mega Millions draw, one lucky player in Aurora, IL won a $1,000,000 prize. The winning ticket was purchased at Aurora Shell.
ILLINOIS LOTTERY CELEBRATES 41 RECENT MILLIONAIRES ON NATIONAL ‘BE A MILLIONAIRE DAY’
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - The Illinois Lottery is celebrating ‘National Be a Millionaire Day’ with a look back at the 41 millionaires it has made in the past 12 months.
ILLINOIS LOTTERY THANKS POLICE WITH FREE LUNCH AND INSTANT TICKETS
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - The Illinois Lottery and retail partner Mariano’s provided a free lunch, along with a Blue Police Memorial instant ticket, to say ‘thank you’ to police officers for continuing to support Illinois during the pandemic.
$400,000 Lucky Day Lotto Jackpot Won in Edwardsville
Monday, May 18, 2020 - A convenience store in Edwardsville sold a $400,000 winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket in the Friday, May 15, evening drawing.
$1.2 Million Lucky Day Lotto Jackpot Won in Carol Stream
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - A liquor store in Carol Stream sold a $1.2 million winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket in the Wednesday, May 12, midday drawing.
Illinois Residents Win Over $262,000 In Mega Millions Prizes Last Week
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - The largest prize won in Illinois last week was $10,000 on the May 5 draw, by matching four numbers and the Mega Ball.
Illinois Lottery Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week
Thursday, May 07, 2020 - The Illinois Lottery is celebrating teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week by offering a selection of five virtual thank you cards to encourage parents and caregivers to say ‘thank you’ to their extraordinary educators.
ILLINOIS LOTTERY THANKS FIRST RESPONDERS
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 - In honor of the launch of the Illinois Lottery’s Blue Police Memorial instant ticket, the Lottery is partnering with select retailers to thank first responders who are hard at work keeping the people of Illinois safe during the ongoing global health crisis.
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