Things are really bad in Illinois and hopefully they will get better and a budget can be passed. It’s a sad day when the Illinois Lottery winners cannot be paid promptly. However, when a person plays the lottery and wins they expect to be paid for their winnings.
The State of Illinois has announced that any person(s) who has won lottery prizes in excess of $600 will have their payouts delayed due to the budget not being passed. A HUGE change from the $25,000 they had originally stated.
According to the Illinois Lottery website the following statement was posted:
EarHustle411 will keep you updated as more emerges about the Illinois Lottery and the State Budget.
Source: Illinois State Lottery