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Chicago Residents Have Chance To “Win Area Code” With Two Jackpots At $312 Million
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2022 - 312 is the original area code for Chicago and it means something special to everyone who calls Chicago home. Well, add a few more zeros and it could also be the bank balance of a lucky Illinois Lottery player.
Illinois Lottery Giving Away Free Chances To Win Cash With Fast Play Scan-N-Play
Friday, May 13, 2022 - On Tuesday, May 17, players will be given the chance to hop in the Illinois Lottery “money machine,” where they’ll have five seconds to grab as many Fast Play tickets as they can. The faster a player can catch tickets, the more fast fun they’ll have!
Illinois Lottery Launches New Way To Play The Lottery
Thursday, May 12, 2022 - The Illinois Lottery’s newest draw-based game, Fast Play, now has a modern twist for today’s lottery player - with a feature called Scan-N-Play. “This is a brand new experience for retail players - we’ve transformed a black and white physical ticket into an engaging online play experience,” said Harold Mays, Lottery Director.
Innovative Retail Product Hits Illinois Lottery Stores
Thursday, May 12, 2022 - The Illinois Lottery’s newest draw-based game, Fast Play, now has a modern twist for today’s lottery player - with a feature called Scan-N-Play. “This is a brand-new experience for retail players - we’ve transformed a black and white physical ticket into an engaging online play experience,” said Harold Mays, Lottery Director.
Lucky Day Lotto Ticket Worth $750,000 Sold in La Grange
Wednesday, May 04, 2022 - If you bought a Lucky Day Lotto ticket at a Citgo gas station in La Grange for Monday’s midday drawing, you may want to check it right away - that’s because you might be holding a winning ticket worth $750,000.
$12.5 Million Lotto Jackpot Won in Elgin
Monday, Apr 25, 2022 - An Illinois Lottery player has won a life-changing amount of money - a whopping $12.5 million - after winning the Lotto grand prize over the weekend.
Powerball Jackpot Soars To $400 Million For Saturday Night’s Drawing
Friday, Apr 22, 2022 - Powerball is capping off its 30th anniversary week with a jackpot worth $400 million.
Powerball Celebrates Its 30th Birthday As The Jackpot Climbs To $370 Million For Wednesday Night’s Drawing
Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022 - If you’re feeling lucky, you might want to buy a Powerball ticket for tomorrow night’s drawing - that’s because the jackpot is climbing, and Powerball is celebrating 30 years of making millionaires!
$1 Million Powerball Jackpot Won in Marseilles
Monday, Apr 18, 2022 - If you bought a Powerball ticket in the small town of Marseilles for Saturday night’s drawing, you may want to check it right away - that’s because you might be a newly-minted millionaire!
Winning $850,000 Lucky Day Lotto Ticket Sold in Hyde Park Chicago
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2022 - A well-known Illinois Lottery retail store in downtown Hyde Park Chicago is buzzing with excitement after selling a $850,000 winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket over the weekend.
Lucky Day Lotto Ticket Worth $400000 Sold In Loves Park
Monday, Mar 28, 2022 - A gas and convenience store in northwest Illinois is feeling the love after selling a $400,000 winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket! Loves Park Clark Gas, located at 5710 N. 2nd St. in Loves Park, sold the winning ticket for the Thursday, March 24 evening drawing. The ticket matched all five numbers, 7-16-18-34-44, to win the jackpot.
Harold Mays Confirmed As Director Of The Illinois Department Of The Lottery
Friday, Mar 25, 2022 - Harold Mays was confirmed as the Director of the Illinois Department of the Lottery by the State Senate on Tuesday, March 22. Mays, who served as the Acting Director of the Illinois Lottery beginning in Fiscal Year 2019, says he is honored.
$800,000 Lucky Day Lotto Ticket Sold in Benld
Thursday, Mar 24, 2022 - An Illinois Lottery player from Benld is $800,000 richer after winning the Lucky Day Lotto grand prize in the Monday, March 21 midday drawing.
The Illinois Lottery Is Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day With Chicagoland’s Winningest Retailers
Monday, Mar 14, 2022 - The Illinois Lottery is bringing the luck of the Irish to Chicagoland this St. Patrick’s Day, with an instant ticket giveaway at some of Chicagoland’s winningest retailers.
$250,000 Lucky Day Lotto Ticket Sold In Peoria
Monday, Mar 14, 2022 - If you purchased a ticket for the Lucky Day Lotto in Peoria for the evening drawing on Sunday, March 13, you may want to check your numbers right away - that’s because you may be holding a ticket worth $250,000.
$300,000 Lucky Day Lotto Ticket Sold In Petersburg
Friday, Mar 11, 2022 - A resident from Petersburg is $300,000 richer after winning the top prize on Lucky Day Lotto during Wednesday’s midday drawing. The winning ticket was sold at Ayerco, 302 N. 6th St. in Petersburg, and matched all five numbers - 4, 14, 15, 16, 22 - to score the grand prize.
Summit Resident Wins $250,000 On Crossword Instant Ticket
Tuesday, Mar 08, 2022 - Illinois Lottery player Delores Brassfield from Summit has just won the grand prize of $250,000 Crossword Instant Ticket game. Brassfield is a regular Instant Ticket player and bought her winning ticket from her local lottery retailer in the BP at 6034 S. Archer Road in Summit.
$1 Million Lucky Day Lotto Ticket Sold in Lincolnwood
Tuesday, Mar 08, 2022 - A lottery player from Lincolfay Lotto® in the Sunday evening drawing. The winning ticket was sold at the Lincolnwood Candy Mart, located at 3333 W. Touhy Ave in Lincolnwood and matched all five winning numbers - 10- 13- 16- 35- 39 - to scoop the $1 million grand prize.
ILLINOIS LOTTERY REMINDS PLAYERS: SET A LIMIT. STICK TO IT.
Wednesday, Mar 02, 2022 - March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and the Illinois Lottery and the Illinois Council on Problem Gambling (ICPG) are teaming up again to increase public awareness of the availability of problem gambling prevention, treatment, and recovery services.
Illinois Lottery Announces Half Year Proceeds to The State
Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022 - The Illinois Lottery today announced outstanding results for the first six months of fiscal year 2022, including sales of $1.7 billion, to benefit the State’s Common School Fund.