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May 12, 1990 | United Press International
The son of Tony (Big Tuna) Accardo, the reputed head of the Chicago mob, and a partner have claimed half the $5.9-million Lotto prize from April 7, an investigator of the Chicago Crime Commission confirmed Friday. Anthony Ross Accardo, 54, and Joseph P. Cohen, 44, claimed their $2,981,591 prize Thursday.
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May 19, 2000 | From Reuters
An Illinois family holds the second winning ticket to the record-breaking $363-million lottery jackpot that was drawn more than a week ago, lottery officials said Thursday. The winners of the biggest lottery prize in U.S. history will be introduced at a news conference at 10:30 a.m. CDT today in Chicago. They were identified only as a family from Lake County, which lies north of Chicago in the same county as the Lake Zurich convenience store where the Big Game lottery ticket was purchased.
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NEWS
May 19, 2000 | From Reuters
An Illinois family holds the second winning ticket to the record-breaking $363-million lottery jackpot that was drawn more than a week ago, lottery officials said Thursday. The winners of the biggest lottery prize in U.S. history will be introduced at a news conference at 10:30 a.m. CDT today in Chicago. They were identified only as a family from Lake County, which lies north of Chicago in the same county as the Lake Zurich convenience store where the Big Game lottery ticket was purchased.
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May 11, 2000 | From Associated Press
Out of the millions who wanted to win mega-millions, the Big Game lottery came down to two tickets--one sold in Michigan, the other in Illinois--whose holders will split a record $363-million bounty. Michigan lottery officials were contacted Wednesday by a "remarkably quite calm" man they believe holds one of the winning tickets. But Illinois officials had not heard from the ticket holder there. The winning tickets to Tuesday night's drawing in the seven-state lottery were sold at Mr.
NEWS
December 26, 1988 | Associated Press
One Lotto player received a Christmas gift that will go on giving for many Christmases to come--$37 million spread out in 20 annual payments, state lottery officials said Sunday. But the identity of the winner of the third-largest grand prize ever awarded in the Illinois lottery could remain a mystery for a day or two, said lottery spokeswoman Kathy Rem. State officials must certify the winning ticket, and they will not be back at work until Tuesday.
NEWS
September 15, 1987
Some Chicago city leaders urged a boycott of the Illinois state lottery in an effort to force legislators to give schools a bigger percentage of the take, thus providing funds to raise teacher salaries. The 28,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union are among striking teachers in seven states, the walkouts affecting about 710,000 students. Meanwhile, in Indianapolis, a strike vote by that city's teachers was expected to swell the walkout, but in Revere, Mass.
NEWS
April 17, 1989 | from Associated Press
There was no $69-million man or woman in Illinois on Sunday, but there were four winners who will have to be content with $17.25 million or so each as their shares of the world's biggest lottery jackpot. None of the winners had stepped forward by midday Sunday, but lottery director Sharon Sharp said two of them bought their tickets in the Chicago area, one in west-central Illinois and one in southern Illinois. "For all of you who said it's easier to be struck by lightning than to win the Lotto, four people were struck last night, and they struck gold," Sharp told a news conference.
NEWS
July 9, 1991 | Reuters
A could-be millionaire kissed a fortune goodby Monday. State lottery officials said a $2.7-million prize drawn one year ago remained uncollected when a deadline passed for claims at the close of business Monday. The winning ticket was sold in the Chicago area and drawn on July 7, 1990. The money automatically reverted to an unclaimed-prize fund, which is returned to lottery players in the form of special prizes and other promotions, lottery spokesman Mike Lang said.
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April 14, 1989 | From United Press International
The Illinois lottery jackpot jumped an additional $5 million on Thursday to $55 million, approaching California's record U.S. lottery prize of $61.98 million with two days left before Saturday's drawing, officials said. The Illinois jackpot has risen $27 million since Saturday, when, for the third straight week, no one picked the six winning numbers from a field of 54. The payoff for last week's drawing would have been $28 million. "Lotto sales have broken records for four straight days, enabling us to boost the jackpot . . . and we hope to see more of the same, as Friday and Saturday are traditionally our strongest days," lottery director Sharon Sharp said.
NEWS
April 16, 1989 | From Associated Press
Illinoisans and anyone else who could fly, drive, walk or hitchhike into the state lined up Saturday for a 13-million-to-1 shot at $68 million, the world's biggest lottery jackpot. Sales of $1 tickets in the Lotto game were halted just two minutes before the televised drawing Saturday night and the dreams of ticket-holders across the state, nation and world hinged on matching the six numbers drawn: 3, 14, 32, 40, 46 and 54. Lottery officials said they would not know until today whether there was a winner.
NEWS
July 9, 1991 | Reuters
A could-be millionaire kissed a fortune goodby Monday. State lottery officials said a $2.7-million prize drawn one year ago remained uncollected when a deadline passed for claims at the close of business Monday. The winning ticket was sold in the Chicago area and drawn on July 7, 1990. The money automatically reverted to an unclaimed-prize fund, which is returned to lottery players in the form of special prizes and other promotions, lottery spokesman Mike Lang said.
NEWS
May 12, 1990 | United Press International
The son of Tony (Big Tuna) Accardo, the reputed head of the Chicago mob, and a partner have claimed half the $5.9-million Lotto prize from April 7, an investigator of the Chicago Crime Commission confirmed Friday. Anthony Ross Accardo, 54, and Joseph P. Cohen, 44, claimed their $2,981,591 prize Thursday.
NEWS
April 17, 1989 | from Associated Press
There was no $69-million man or woman in Illinois on Sunday, but there were four winners who will have to be content with $17.25 million or so each as their shares of the world's biggest lottery jackpot. None of the winners had stepped forward by midday Sunday, but lottery director Sharon Sharp said two of them bought their tickets in the Chicago area, one in west-central Illinois and one in southern Illinois. "For all of you who said it's easier to be struck by lightning than to win the Lotto, four people were struck last night, and they struck gold," Sharp told a news conference.
NEWS
April 16, 1989 | From Associated Press
Illinoisans and anyone else who could fly, drive, walk or hitchhike into the state lined up Saturday for a 13-million-to-1 shot at $68 million, the world's biggest lottery jackpot. Sales of $1 tickets in the Lotto game were halted just two minutes before the televised drawing Saturday night and the dreams of ticket-holders across the state, nation and world hinged on matching the six numbers drawn: 3, 14, 32, 40, 46 and 54. Lottery officials said they would not know until today whether there was a winner.
NEWS
April 14, 1989 | From United Press International
The Illinois lottery jackpot jumped an additional $5 million on Thursday to $55 million, approaching California's record U.S. lottery prize of $61.98 million with two days left before Saturday's drawing, officials said. The Illinois jackpot has risen $27 million since Saturday, when, for the third straight week, no one picked the six winning numbers from a field of 54. The payoff for last week's drawing would have been $28 million. "Lotto sales have broken records for four straight days, enabling us to boost the jackpot . . . and we hope to see more of the same, as Friday and Saturday are traditionally our strongest days," lottery director Sharon Sharp said.
NEWS
December 26, 1988 | Associated Press
One Lotto player received a Christmas gift that will go on giving for many Christmases to come--$37 million spread out in 20 annual payments, state lottery officials said Sunday. But the identity of the winner of the third-largest grand prize ever awarded in the Illinois lottery could remain a mystery for a day or two, said lottery spokeswoman Kathy Rem. State officials must certify the winning ticket, and they will not be back at work until Tuesday.
NEWS
January 23, 1988 | Associated Press
Bartender Sue Zera was at work serving the lunchtime crowd at Ollie's Tavern on Friday, even though a $50 mistake in filling an order for lottery tickets had made her $10 million richer. "We've got to serve lunch. I can't say 'I quit' and leave nobody here to help," said Zera, 47. She was working Wednesday at the tavern in this town of 4,200, as she has done for seven years, when a customer ordered $50 worth of tickets for the Illinois State Lottery's Lotto drawing today.
NEWS
May 11, 2000 | From Associated Press
Out of the millions who wanted to win mega-millions, the Big Game lottery came down to two tickets--one sold in Michigan, the other in Illinois--whose holders will split a record $363-million bounty. Michigan lottery officials were contacted Wednesday by a "remarkably quite calm" man they believe holds one of the winning tickets. But Illinois officials had not heard from the ticket holder there. The winning tickets to Tuesday night's drawing in the seven-state lottery were sold at Mr.
NEWS
January 23, 1988 | Associated Press
Bartender Sue Zera was at work serving the lunchtime crowd at Ollie's Tavern on Friday, even though a $50 mistake in filling an order for lottery tickets had made her $10 million richer. "We've got to serve lunch. I can't say 'I quit' and leave nobody here to help," said Zera, 47. She was working Wednesday at the tavern in this town of 4,200, as she has done for seven years, when a customer ordered $50 worth of tickets for the Illinois State Lottery's Lotto drawing today.
NEWS
September 15, 1987
Some Chicago city leaders urged a boycott of the Illinois state lottery in an effort to force legislators to give schools a bigger percentage of the take, thus providing funds to raise teacher salaries. The 28,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union are among striking teachers in seven states, the walkouts affecting about 710,000 students. Meanwhile, in Indianapolis, a strike vote by that city's teachers was expected to swell the walkout, but in Revere, Mass.
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