Illinois Lottery

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  1. I won $111000 and the retailer would not give me my claim ticket. I contacted the lottery they never contacted me back

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  2. Within the last few months, I have noticed double, triple numbers all the time.
    What’s up with this?

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  3. Illinois lottery constant repeat their pick 3 and pick 4. Popular numbers are suppose to come out not all the time but some time to keep players playing. A lot of players have had it and are regulars in the Indiana lines. If you have it rigged for numbers pay out some time for satisfaction. Illinois lottery has become very very boring. Changing from one to another has gotten even worse. Some players have stopped. The store I play in on a regular basis the store had lines now no lines and store empty. Even the scratch offs are rigged. Batches of scratch offs put out in stores nothing in them I bought $100 of $10 crosswords and did not get a $10 winning ticket out of 10 tickets.
    The sales will continue to fall rapidly because we are no fools.

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  4. Having spent time in California recently, I now realize how rigged the Illinois lottery games are against the players.

    In California, I had SEVERAL scratchers that were winners to the tune of $50, $100, and even $250. In Illinois, winning on scratchers is RARE.

    Another example, some California games are pari-mutuel where the jackpots jump significantly when they roll over. The Fantasy 5 in CA will jump from $67,000 to $167,000 to $350,000 then $540,000 and then to $935,000, just as an example. In Illinois, the Lucky Day moves in $50,000 increments no matter how big the jackpot gets.

    Same with the Lotto. No matter how big the jackpot gets, it only increases $250,000 per rollover.

    California also has much more substantial 2nd prizes (for 5 numbers) on the Powerball and Mega Millions games.

    All in all, these recent 3 weeks in California gave me a fresh perspective on just how rigged against the players the Illinois Lottery is.

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  5. The new lottery is horrible! I play daily and used to win a couple of times a year. Haven’t won once since they changed. I am quitting!

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    • Yea I been playing the last 8 months straight morning and night and haven’t won not one single time so trust me I feel your pain I know that you can’t win the lottery every day but you have to win sometime. Good luck hope you win soon

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  6. New company took over Illinois lottery and they took $100 winners away in each book on $20 tickets. No more 1 in 30 for $100. Indiana and Wisconsin are so much better!

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  7. I bought 15 10.00 30.000.000 in a row No# 43 thru #59 without 1 single winner and I saved the tickets. What the hell happened to winning scratch off tickets? It’s nickle and dime with no big winners

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  8. CHEATING LOTTERY, Repeating the same numbers in pick 3 and pick 4 to much. Let the CUSTOMERS NUMBERS COME OUT. AFTER ALL THEY THE ONE WHO DONATE THE MONEY… Be FARE STOP CHEATING…

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  9. Been play 4 pick 4 numbers everyday for over 6 months straight midway and evening everyday and not one single time have any one of those 4 numbers fell out not straight and not box now I know you not gone win everyday but in 6 months something ain’t right about that.

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  10. Just went online to check the lottery for today and it’s 1:14 PM and they got some message saying that they have maintenance problems to come back and check later they so full of shit they trying to see what bullshit number they gone throw out today they don’t have any maintenance problems. SCAM

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  11. 6358 just fell out yesterday in the lottery and now today the same number just fell out again straight 6358 back to back 2 days in a row I told people that lottery is a scam they let numbers fall out that they want to fall out

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  12. Why was the lottery taken off TV? They use to show the drawings on TV that way you can see what numbers fell out now they don’t do that anymore because they have a system that see every number that was played that day so any number that they see a lot of people played they don’t let fall out they let another number fall out that fewer people played so the less money that they have to pay out. SCAM!!!

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  13. New company Camelot took over and changed scratch ticket odds around. Barely any more winners and everyone is complaining!

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  14. The scratch off tickets suck. Not big winners anymore. I been buying the 10 dll crossword game for more than 10 years, was fun and most of the time I got my money back. Now this game sucks you buy 9 tickets and only get 10 dlls back. I hate it!!!! I even bought the whole book one time and there was only a 100 dll winner ticket. I’m done playing The Illinois Lottery.

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  15. It’s a scam they don’t show the numbers anymore because the system knows what numbers people played so any number that a lot of people played they don’t let fall out because that’s more money they have to pay out so they let another number fall out that not too many played and that’s less money they have to give out. It’s a scam anybody can see that bring back the old way that is seen on TV every drawing

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  16. Illinois lottery is a scam! You cannot win anymore. Pick 3 and Pick 4 is not randomly selected. The system watches the numbers that have been played and if too many of the same number present in their system it is electronically changed in order to prevent a big payout.

    The transparency is now gone. The Illinois Lottery is more interested in cheating their customers and tracking even the smallest wins in order to collect taxes. They have deliberately removed previous number history all video and pamphlets instructions on how to win… Everything has become ambiguous, and a convenient mystery on their end now. The scratch-off ticket wins have become almost non-existent, and when you do win the most you get is your money back, or a few dollars over. It’s disgusting, and very obviously even more crooked than before; which is very telling. My suggestion is that everyone needs to quit playing for a while to reduce the amount of money they are taking from us. You cannot win anyway. So, at least we can keep our money in our pockets instead of letting them continue to make a fool out of us.

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  17. I was one of 3 winners for the little lotto back in 1998. At that time the little lotto jackpot was $300,000. I was only paid 56,000. If the pot was divided qually I would have won $100,000. What happened to the other $131,000. Please respond. Thanks

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  18. Good afternoon lottery officials. My wife and myself have been playing the Illinois lottery faithfully. For example, my wife has played the lottery number: 4444 for many years but the Illinois lottery system has pulled 4444. I think the Illinois lottery system should be programmed to pulled all players numbers. What Illinois lottery is doing is wrong and doesn’t show you appreciate the players that are playing. You need to allow the number: 1111 to be pulled.

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  19. The Illinois lottery is scam your chances win pick 3 or pick 4 is a dream so stop playing if I am wrong I kiss ground.

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  20. The Illinois lottery sucks!!! They draw the same numbers over and over again!!! If you look at other states that play the lottery there pick 3 numbers are not drawn over and over again I think it’s time for me to start playing Indiana lottery I had enough of this garbage!!!

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  21. Why doesn’t the lottery show the winners from each draw like they did before the bad changes?

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  22. I don’t like the new website! The old one was much better!! Now you have a to deposit $10 or more before you can even play!! I will not play online anymore that’s for sure!!

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  23. Playing online numbers are not visible to you like the old system. This is worse than the mob, they take from your wallet and you can’t see the whole transaction history, all you see is a dollar amount played and not the numbers you played; so Illinois at any time can say you didn’t play the numbers you played.. Illinois is worse than crooked. I have subscribed and not received 14 transactions and wallet was funded. I was denied wins …so after 6 years of online playing. I’m done .. You can’t even see your own history. Online web page is primitive much worse than old system.

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  24. Terrible, too many problems with the site to list. Can’t understand why they don’t list where winning ticket was sold. Old site would show where Lucky Day Lotto winning ticket was purchased but not anymore. Actually, how difficult is it to show this for every draw game?? Can’t imagine how much these geniuses spent on this project to end up with what we have now. Also, 6 different customer service reps and over 3 hours on the phone and still can’t register on the new site.

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  25. Horrible, Electronic random number draws, no balls on live Television anymore. This is a big scam to get money from hardworking people. The app sucks, I been playing since 1988, I’m done playing. I don’t trust anything computer generated.

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  26. I like the ease of selecting numbers for the lotto, but in general don’t like this website.
    I had selected the numbers I wanted to play, and each time I was ready to add money, after adding money, the selection wasn’t saved, so I had to start all over again.
    I don’t like the $10 minimum, where the old site was only $5, and I wasn’t allowed to use my remaining balance for the draw I was purchasing.
    I DON”T like this website, and will play in store, or not play at all once my balance is used up… that’s even if I’m allowed to use it up.

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  27. I cannot get into my former account where I had a balance. Now I can’t register in the new website.

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  28. This is BS. I purchased tickets using the app. I have one number and a mega number which I should have won $4 and the app says I am not a winner. I called the 800 number and was put on hold for over an hour with no one picking up the phone. This is a scam. Don’t use the Illinois lottery app if you don’t want to lose your money.

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  29. Took 30 min to get numbers put had to deposit money in account this new system is bull thinking about not playing Lottery anymore I already stop power ball and mega better fix it or I’m gone

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  30. Ill lotto is a scam. Daily lotto ez numbers skip as you put them into machine.

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  31. No money won in black neighborhood. Seem to make sure we dont win after my numbers expire I not going to play had stopped i decided to try again

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  32. How many times I need to register… bummer…. something so special as Apps, and here we have one million issues. Bummer……Bummer…..Bummer

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  33. Worst site I have ever used. Live Chat function does not work and EVERY single username is “already taken”. Even usernames like iaudjifhakjhkadhfkl358464. Excuse me? Does not work AT ALL. Hire some developers, cheapskates.

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  34. My name is Dre I just wanted to let everyone know that Luck Day Lotto in Illinois is a scam I spent $200 on tickets and the way I played them it’s noway I wouldn’t have had one ezmatch every ticket I played I had ezmatch on it no way not even $2 that’s why they don’t show it on TV anymore and we no it doesn’t go to the school’s for are kids like they said it would.

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    • I agree, before the lottery was switched to random draw, they would allow you to see whether someone won using Quick Pick or their own numbers, now they’ve taken this feature away? Why, also why is it that you can see every person that wins as little as a dollar on the Lucky Day Lotto Mega Millions Lotto and Powerball, but not the Pick 3 and Pick 4? Why that you would stop playing if you knew what I know about the Illinois Lottery and he’s probably the same, this is our money and they take it from us with shity odds and b******* promotions and then go broke like a bunch of jokes, maybe if they didn’t have to hire an entire Army of people to help them run the lottery things would go a little smoother, ffs

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  35. The Chicago Tribune did a study of Illinois scratch-off games which has found that many of their larger payouts are never awarded, because the games are ended prior to their issuance.

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  36. In general this looks like a great site except for the fact you can only play if you are in the geographical boundaries of Illinois – and they check it. So that rules me out! Very frustrating as I like their games. I guess I’m going to have to look elsewhere to find a place to play these games!

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  37. ON 11/25/2014 I SAMANTHA ROBINSON PLAYED THE NUMBERS 789 Boxed and They Hit The The Pay out Was SUPOSED BE 300,000 I Only Recived 40.00 and Was Told I Didnt Win The Pay Out Because I Didnt Play Straight Box I Feel Cheated Outta The Winnings The Illinos State Lotto Is a Scam!!!

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    • Samantha, what planet do you live on? The odds of hitting a box bet is roughly 1-in-167, and you expect a 300,000-to-1 payout?!?

      And if a straight-box bet paid out $300,000 then I would be a very wealthy man in a few days. I’d borrow $1,000 and play all 1,000 combinations of pick-three numbers…and according to your understanding, I’d win $300,000. I’d pay back the $1,000 I borrowed then play $290 on each possible combinations…which would end up paying out $87 million, with NO RISK to me.

      You grossly misunderstood the odds and payouts, I assure you.

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      • Lol this is exactly right I would do the exact same thing if even if we’re a $100,000 payout. I’m researching ways to beat either the pick 4, Xtra Shot, or LDL + EZ Match. I’ve won $100 3 or 4 times on the EZ Match along with $50 3 times & $10, $5, or $2 a good 30-40 times. So the EZ Match more than pays for itself in the long run for me. The Pick 3 I figured out 3 combinations that come up way more than others so after winning it 10x with a total payout of $420 I figured I could move onto the bigger games. Pick 4 I’m sure could be beat the same way, but I’m wondering if it’s possible to skip it and figure out a formula to win the LDL or even the Extra Shot. Since you seem to be very good with numbers yourself I was wondering your thoughts H.P. Loveshaft

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        • And yes Samantha sadly the most you can win on the Pick 3 possible is $1,000 since you were playing either a 0.50 or 1.00 Box. And the $1,000 would be if you played 1.00 Straight and hit all 3 numbers plus the Fireball

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Illinois Lottery Exposed — Anything’s Possible?

Illinois Lottery Review

Looking for your pot of gold is easy at Illinoislottery.com! Under their jackpot page, they set out the days to play each of Illinois Mega Millions, Illinois Powerball, Illinois Lotto, and Illinois Day Lotto. This is a very user-friendly site. It’s operated by the State of Illinois to raise funds to support projects including schools, roads, and other infrastructure. What makes these guys different is that 59% of all revenue goes straight to winnings! Let’s look at their games.

Lottery IL’s Big Jackpots

Mega Millions Illinois is played Tuesday and Friday. Powerball Illinois is played Wednesday and Saturday. There are mega jackpots that grow and grow. Lotto Illinois is a nice mid-range game played Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Lotto IL has an ‘Extra Shot’ for $1 which adds a random number to the six numbers a player chooses between 1 and 52. This brings the odds down to 1 in 7 to win something.

Your Lucky Day at Illinois Lottery

Another lottery offered at IL Lottery is Lucky Day Lotto. It’s a daily game where players choose 5 numbers between 1 and 39. For an extra $1, players can add EZmatch which randomly selects an additional lottery line. Jackpots range between $100,000 up to over $1 million with 14 million winners each year.

IL Lottery Twice Daily Games

If a player is interested in something a little different, Illinoislottery.com offers IL Pick 3, Pick 4 Illinois and My3 twice a day. My3 is very straightforward with players choosing three numbers between 0 and 9. Winners are paid out on guessing the exact three numbers in order, exact numbers or any 2 numbers in the exact position. Illinois Pick 3 and Pick 4 involves choosing 3 and 4 numbers respectively from 0 to 9. There are all kinds of different chances to win with a straight (all numbers in order) to combos, boxes, and pairs.

Instant Games for Instant Money at Lottery IL

With games like $500 Frenzy, The Good Life (20 years of $2,000, $5,000 and $10,000 a week), Loose Change, Bullseye Cash, Bingo Boogie and Free Gas it’s easy to see why the Illinois Lottery’s Instant Games are fun. The Free Gas is particularly popular. Free Gas has overall odds of 4.48 to 1 and includes a variety of wins of free gas simply by getting a ‘gas tank symbol’. There are heaps of other games that are equally inventive but don’t look to play these online. That’s reserved for IL Lottery’s big ones.

Illinoislottery.com Online Play

It’s nice that the Illinois Lottery offers the option to play online. There is one catch! To buy tickets through their online site, players must be physically within the geographical borders of Illinois. That doesn’t mean people from outside of the State of Illinois can’t play. Illinois Lottery says that anyone can play. Winners need to collect their jackpot in Illinois! Players must be 18 years of age or older.

Customer Service at IL

Illinois Lottery has a heap of prize centers located around the State of Illinois. They also provide an email address (and answer quickly), player hotline (outside of regular business hours) and RSS Feed for winning numbers and jackpots. They also suggest players follow them and receive updates on the latest jackpots and Illinois Lottery results on Facebook and Twitter. But that’s not all. To receive Illinois Mega Millions and Illinois Powerball jackpot alerts, there is an SMS connection.

Illinois State Lottery and Money

Looking at the numbers, it’s easy to see why the Illinois Lottery is popular. 59% of all revenue goes to the winners. Their overheads are limited to 4%! Their ‘Specialty Tickets’ actually come out of the 30% that also goes to support the Common School Fund and Capital Projects Fund.

IL Lottery Specialty Tickets

As part of the money that goes to special projects, IL Lottery runs four Specialty Ticket games that target specific causes. Veteran’s Cash (goes to supporting Vets in Illinois), Spread the Word (HIV/AIDs), Ticket for the Cure (breast cancer) and The MS Project (multiple sclerosis) all raise funds for their specific causes and provide Instant Wins up to $100,000.

Getting Your Winnings at The Illinois Lottery

Winning Illinois lottery numbers are posted on a timely basis on their official site. Prizes up to $600 can be collected from any retailer. Prizes from $600 to $1 million require winners to complete a claim form (available online or through a local retainer) and receive a check within 4 to 6 weeks – less the taxes. The Illinois State Lottery withholds 6% state tax and 25% federal tax for US citizens. International players have to pay 30% federal tax. And for those winnings over $1 million, players are required to call Illinois Lottery Claims Department “immediately! Then call your mom, your friends, and your entire address book.”

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The Bottom Line at Illinoislottery.com

Powerball Illinois and Mega Millions Illinois are the same game offered by other states. Illinois State Lottery’s own game of Lotto IL (with Extra is a nice mid-range lottery with lots of winning three times a week). There’s a lot of fun with Lucky Day Lotto which could make your pot of gold come true.