Illinois Lottery Winner’s Estate Settled

Posted on December 12th, 2013

The estate of a Chicago man who died of cyanide poisoning after winning a $1 million jackpot will be divided among his heirs. The deal bans both sides from pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit unless new criminal evidence is discovered. The settlement was filed in Cook County probate court. The settlement awards one third of […]

A Real Lottery Legend

Posted on August 27th, 2013

Rebecca Paul Hargrove is a true lottery legend. She is responsible for the creation of several state lotteries and is currently CEO of the Tennessee Lottery. Paul operated lotteries in several states including Illinois, Florida, and Georgia. In 1986 Bob Martinez Florida voters elected him as Governor. At the same time voters approved the establishment […]

Illinois Lottery Manager Seeks Lower Projected Profits

Posted on August 15th, 2013

The private company managing the Illinois lottery wants to slash its projected profits by a half billion dollars. The Illinois lottery rejected a request by the company to introduce keno style games. Lottery Superintendent Michael Jones told the Lottery Control Board executives from Northstar Group sent a letter July 29 asking for $556 million in […]