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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.
$350,000 Lucky Day Lotto Jackpot Won in South Chicago
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 - A convenience store in Chicago sold a $350,000 winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket for the Thursday, April 30, evening drawing.
TIPS ON HOW TO PLAY IT SAFE
Monday, Apr 27, 2020 - The Illinois Lottery is reminding its players how to ‘play it safe’ during these uncertain times.
ILLINOIS LOTTERY SPONSORS ‘VIRTUAL LIVE! AT MARIANO’S’ MUSIC EXPERIENCE
Friday, Apr 24, 2020 - The Illinois Lottery is giving viewers (18 years and older) a chance to win $20 worth of instant tickets during each live stream.
$400,000 Lucky Day Lotto Jackpot Won in Crete
Thursday, Apr 23, 2020 - A liquor store in Crete sold a $400,000 winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket in the Wednesday, April 22, midday drawing.
Lucky Weekend In Illinois: Two Jackpots Won!
Monday, Apr 20, 2020 - A convenience store in Streamwood sold a $300,000 winning ticket in the Saturday, April 20, midday draw, and a gas station in Braidwood sold a $100,000 winning ticket in the Saturday, April 20, evening draw.
$600,000 Lucky Day Lotto Jackpot Won in Mundelein
Thursday, Apr 16, 2020 - A gas station in Mundelein sold a $600,000 winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket in the Wednesday, April 15, evening drawing.
UPDATES FROM THE ILLINOIS LOTTERY
Monday, Apr 13, 2020 - During this unprecedented time, the Illinois Lottery wants to keep our players updated and provide guidelines to protect their health and safety.
$2 Million Dollar Unclaimed Mega Millions Ticket In Illinois
Friday, Apr 10, 2020 - The Illinois Lottery today announced it is extending the timeframe in which winners can claim prizes during the COVID-19 crisis.