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Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Indiana's gaming industry and the 14,000 Hoosiers it employs may hinge on decisions made this summer by a small group of state lawmakers.

July 19, 2014 7:00 pm Related

Quinn to sign Special Olympics lottery ticket proposal

SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to join more than 4,000 athletes at Illinois State University Friday night to open the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games.

June 13, 2014 11:40 am
$425M Mega Millions jackpot has players dreaming big

$425M Mega Millions jackpot has players dreaming big

LANSING | Mary Deltoro stomped the snow off her shoes Friday after walking in to Riley's Place Varieties to buy Mega Millions tickets.

December 13, 2013 6:00 pm Photos



EDITORIAL: Mantra for Lake County: Just say no

The Lake County Council will hear many long-winded reasons for increasing spending for various departments, but the county's primary response should include just two letters: N-O.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am

$5.7M Lottery ticket sold at Joliet gas station

JOLIET, Ill. | If you stopped in recently at a gas station in Joliet, better check your Lottery tickets.

August 17, 2013 11:15 am

New Illinois Lottery game to support HIV treatment

CHICAGO | A new Illinois Lottery game will benefit programs working to prevent the spread of HIV and help those living with HIV and AIDS.

June 06, 2013 8:30 pm
Jackpot calculator, past winners, etc.

Jackpot calculator, past winners, etc.

Just how much would you walk away with if you won the Powerball jackpot? Find out here. Also check out past lottery winners and some food for thought.

May 17, 2013 1:51 pm
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

This is my concept of a lottery ad campaign that may not sell as many tickets but would be closer to the truth.

March 16, 2013 12:00 am

Governor frowns on gaming legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence declared Tuesday that a Senate-approved plan intended to make Indiana's casinos more competitive includes an expansion of gambling he does not support.

March 12, 2013 6:00 pm Related


$100,000 Lucky Day Lotto ticket sold in Burnham

BURNHAM | Someone who bought a Lucky Day Lotto ticket at a Burnham liquor store Tuesday is about to be $100,000 richer.

January 02, 2013 8:45 pm

Hobart police issue warning on caller's lottery-linked scam

HOBART | A scam artist tried to cash in on the lottery hype last week by promising a Hobart woman a $1.5 million win, police said.

December 04, 2012 12:00 am
Record-high $500 million Powerball jackpot has many asking, 'What if?'

Record-high $500 million Powerball jackpot has many asking, 'What if?'

Barb Haizlip, of Highland, knows what she would do if she wins Wednesday's record-high $500 million jackpot.

November 27, 2012 3:30 pm Photos


Powerball jackpot grows to fourth largest in game's history

Powerball jackpot grows to fourth largest in game's history

Black Friday shopping may have included a lottery ticket with tonight's Powerball jackpot swelling to $325 million -- the fourth highest amount in the game's history.

November 23, 2012 12:10 pm

Crete store sells $66,666 Lucky Day Lotto ticket

CRETE |  A Crete store sold a $66,666 Lucky Day Lotto ticket Monday, Illinois Lottery officials said.

November 06, 2012 1:12 pm

Pita Pan employees want share of Mega Millions prize while lawsuit continues

CHICAGO | An attorney for a dozen people claiming they are owed a portion of a $118 Mega Millions prize said Thursday his clients deserve partial payment of the jackpot as lawsuits continue.

September 27, 2012 1:13 pm

Porter store sells $2 million Powerball ticket

PORTER | Someone who bought a Powerball ticket at a Porter liquor store is about to be $2 million richer.

July 30, 2012 9:15 pm

Crete store to get $10K for selling $1 million Powerball ticket

CRETE | Manny Petel has owned the Crete Foods & Liquor store for 14 years, and he is used to selling significant numbers of winning lottery tickets.

July 30, 2012 11:45 am

Another person trying to get in on Mega Millions lawsuit

CHICAGO | A seventh person is trying to file a lawsuit claiming a share of a record-high $118 million prize from the Mega Millions lottery game.

July 19, 2012 8:00 pm

Two more bakery workers join in Mega Millions lawsuit

CHICAGO | Two more employees of a Chicago Heights bakery are filing a lawsuit claiming co-workers are trying to deprive them of a share of the $118 million prize in the Mega Millions lottery game earlier this month.

May 18, 2012 11:15 am

Lottery money shouldn't be subject to taxes, player says

First there was a woman in Maryland, telling everyone she was the winner, false.

May 06, 2012 12:00 am
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