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Illinois Lottery Winners File Lawsuit Over Halted Payments

Sep 9, 2015
Illinois Lottery

Two lottery winners have filed a federal lawsuit against the Illinois Lottery, which stopped paying out large prizes because there's no state budget. 

The lawsuit filed Wednesday by Rhonda Rasche and Danny Chasteen seeks class action status. 

Rasche is awaiting a $50,000 payout. Chasteen won $250,000.  

Last month the state comptroller's office said that without a budget for the July 1 fiscal year, there wasn't authority to write checks over $25,000 and payments would be delayed.  

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The Illinois Lottery’s contract with a private management company is over. State officials announced Tuesday evening the contract with Northstar Lottery Group has been formally terminated.

Quinn Seeks End To Illinois Lottery Contract

Aug 15, 2014
Illinois Lottery

Governor Pat Quinn is working to end the contract with the private manager that runs the Illinois Lottery seven years ahead of schedule.

Lottery Dollars for Education

Apr 3, 2012


Do schools benefit from increased lottery sales?