How to Check an Illinois Lottery Instant Game

how to check an illinois lottery instant game

Illinois Lottery officials announced in a press release that their $10 Million Payout scratch-off game now available, offering players “a chance at millions.” Instant tickets for this new instant ticket game can be found both offline and online retailers of the Illinois Lottery as well.

Niles, Ill. — Someone often teased for purchasing scratch-off tickets is now laughing their way to $12 Million thanks to an Illinois Lottery ticket purchased at Jewel-Osco in Niles. The winner chose the cash payout option and plans on using their winnings for travel and buying a house.

One lottery player from Tinley Park could soon be fulfilling some of their lifelong wishes after winning an instant game with a $2 Million top prize! Their ticket was purchased at 1st Stop Tobacco located at 8021 W 183rd St and will earn them a selling bonus equaling one percent of total prize amount or $20,000. 1st Stop Tobacco will receive one percent of total prize value as selling bonus and will also get their hands on one percent selling bonus (totalling $20k).

On Jan. 26 they claimed their prize and plan to use it towards purchasing a home, car and vacations. When realizing his ticket was a winner he went back into 7-Eleven in Mount Prospect and hugged its owner; as this driver for a trucking company frequently visits this location to purchase lottery tickets.

NBC 5 Investigates has discovered that the Illinois Lottery continued to sell and promote some instant games after all top prizes had been claimed, from mid-November through mid-March. Millions of tickets were sold during this period for games with no top prizes left available.

Players can monitor the status of their tickets by logging into their lottery account. They may also visit the Lottery website or contact its helpline for additional details.

Use of the Lottery website allows players to keep up-to-date on results for all Instant Games, including winners and jackpots, while signing up for email alerts to keep abreast of news, offers and promotions relating to lottery. Taking advantage of this service is free.

Lottery players can easily view their purchase history and ticket status by logging in to their lottery account on the website. Furthermore, they can change their Fast Play limit simply by accessing “My Account.”

The Illinois Lottery’s most beloved instant game is Powerball, available in most Illinois convenience and grocery stores as well as some airport terminals. Currently, its jackpot stands at $245 Million with drawings scheduled every Friday night; next one takes place March 23. Additionally, Lucky Tripler and Plants vs Zombies are among its many other popular instant games; in 2018, there will also be an inaugural Ticket for the Cure game benefitting breast cancer research, awareness, and education efforts.