The Illinois Lottery is one of the many state Lotteries conducted in the United States of America. The Illinois Lottery, as the name suggests belongs to the state of Illinois and is regulated and conducted by the Illinois Lottery Commission. The Illinois Lottery conducts various games for all the eligible players of the Illinois state. These games are Mega Millions, Powerball, Lotto, Lucky Day Lotto, Pick 4, Pick 3, and so on. After the winning numbers are drawn for each of these games, then emerges a winner. This winner then gets a prize money based on the game he or she played and based on how many numbers matched. The official website of the Illinois Lottery generally displays all the winning numbers, the names of the winners and their tickets, and information for the winners with respect to they can claim their prize money. The winners of the Illinois Lottery should note that some of their money will be donated to the educational trust that the Illinois Lottery supports.
Illinois Lottery Winners and Claiming the Lotto Prize
- The winners should note that they will have to visit different claiming centers with respect to the prize money they have won. Let us look at how the claiming process is divided based on the prize money won.
- If the winner has won $600 or less than that as a prize money, then he or she can simply pay one of the many local Illinois Lottery Retailers a visit and take their amount. All the Illinois Lottery Retailers are equipped to pay amounts that are less that $600 or the same.
- If the winner has won a prize money that is more than $600 but less than a million, then he or she should first pay one of the many Illinois Lottery Retailers a visit and collect a Claim Form from there. After filling the claim form, the winner should mail the same to the Illinois Lottery. Then, after it is verified and checked, the Illinois Lottery will allow the winner to visit the IL Lottery Claiming Center to claim the prize money.
- If the winner has won more than a million, then he or she has to immediately call the Illinois Lottery Claiming Center and state the same. Then, after filling the claim form and submitting it with various personal information documents and photo identification, the winner can visit the claiming center and get the prize.