| May 18, 2015
| 4:56 PM
A Richton Park man who recently decided to buy a lottery ticket after being involved in a traffic crash now can afford the repairs and then some, according to the Illinois Lottery.
Oscar Thomas won $450,000 in the April 18 Lucky Day Lotto evening...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:35 PM
An observant Orange County convenience-store clerk helped locate a missing 89-year-old retiree, thanks to a new program that posts Silver Alerts on lottery terminals in Florida.
John Happy of Polk County was the first person found under the...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 6:00 PM
Times reporter Broderick Turner ranks the 30 teams. Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games:
1. GOLDEN STATE: Last regular-season motivational carrot left is to get best record to secure home court in playoffs. (1)
| Mar 23, 2015
| 4:06 AM
Orange County deputies are searching for the four people who beat up a man and fired shots into his vehicle during a robbery attempt Sunday at a Food Lotto near the Mall at Millenia.
The victim, who hasn't been identified, was treated at the scene by...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 4:32 PM
It may not be enough money to live financially worry-free for the rest of your life, but winning $100,000 makes life a whole lot easier.
Skokie resident Said Jusic knows that now after he won the six-figure prize in the Lucky Day Lotto Quick Pick...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 4:19 PM
A man recently released from prison after serving 11 years was arrested Tuesday in connection with three armed robberies in Orange County, officials said.
Alvin Slaughter, 31, is the man allegedly behind three armed robberies in Orange County —...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 12:10 PM
A Chicago Loop store has sold a winning Quick Pick lottery ticket worth $16,250,000.
The winning Quick Pick lotto ticket matched all six numbers -- 07, 19, 22, 47, 48, 49 -- in Thursday's Illinois Lottery drawing.
The winner has yet to come forward to...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 1:17 PM
Plenty of people hope family birthdates will prove to be lucky lottery numbers.
For Steven Garbacik, the strategy actually worked.
Garbacik, of Orland Park, won $850,000 in the Dec. 22 Lucky Day Lotto midday drawing, according to a statement from the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:57 PM
The lottery lady is staying on WGN-Ch. 9, at least for another year.
After flirting with digital alternatives, the Illinois Lottery has agreed to a discounted one-year deal to keep the live drawings on the Tribune Co. station, its television home...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:47 AM
The first new multistate lottery game in a dozen years offered three ways to win, touted a $25 million jackpot and attempted to capitalize on the popularity of the Monopoly board game brand.
After 10 drawings, it's game over.
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:32 AM
Mike Wittkowski is no longer famous, and he's just fine with that.
In 1984, he was a 28-year-old North Side bachelor dreaming of hitting it big — just like everybody else — in a relatively new Illinois Lotto game that was building to a $40...