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More lotto winners in Illinois will have to wait their prize

Posted by wlpo on October 14, 2015

Remember the uproar about lotto winners in Illinois not getting paid? There’s still no budget which means even more winners are getting “IOUs.”

Beginning Thursday, all winners over $600 will have payments delayed until a budget is passed. Before it was anyone who won over $25,000 had to wait for their cash. Danny Chasteen of Oglesby won $250,000 and is still waiting to collect.

Lotto officials think their check writing account is now exhausted and they have no legal authority to replenish the funds.

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