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Illinois Lottery Winners Lose In Court Over State’s Failure to Make Payments

Illinois Lottery Winners Lose In Court Over State’s Failure to Make Payments

A federal court ruled this week that the state of Illinois is immune from claims filed in a lawsuit by lottery winners who have not received recent payments from their winnings. Illinois earlier this year stopped paying lottery payments to winners, due to the fact that the state failed to adopt a budget for the coming year. As a result, many Illinois lottery winners have been unable to collect their winnings.   The state was sued by those winners, and the…

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