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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Illinois Can’t Pay Its Lottery Winners Right Now

Current lottery winners in Illinois might have to delay their joyful reactions for a little while. The state hasn’t passed a new budget, which means that they’re unable to pay lottery winners whose prizes are $25,000 or more. That’s a total of 29 lottery winners still waiting for their money since the current fiscal year started on July 1st.

Without a state budget in place, lottery officials can’t legally pay out big prizes. Prizes under $25,000 can be paid at a person’s local lottery claim center, and prizes under $600 can be cashed in at a store that sells lottery tickets.



Anonymous said...

Bet it keeps selling the tickets.

Anonymous said...

How can you even have a budget when the state government is sucked dry by decades of waste, theft and entitlement?

Anonymous said...

How is this possible? All money for the winners should be put aside from sales of tickets. The money is there. This has nothing to do with the budget.

Anonymous said...

All state money is contained in the state budget. Nothing moves until the budget is approved. But, frankly, I think that they spent the lottery proceeds and that this is a diversion. It is Illinois, after all.

Anonymous said...

Will they be paying and including interest? Just wondering

Anonymous said...

Illinois runs and controlled by democrats. Just another example why you should never ever vote democrat