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Big Winners In Illinois Lottery Won't Get Paid Until Budget Crisis Is Resolved

A Powerball lottery ticket is printed for a customer at a 7-Eleven store on February 11, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A Powerball lottery ticket is printed for a customer at a 7-Eleven store on February 11, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Anyone who wins big in the Illinois State Lottery for the foreseeable future won’t be able to collect until the state’s ongoing budget crisis is resolved. State officials announced yesterday that anyone who wins more than $600 in the lottery won’t get their money until the state has a new budget – it’s been without one since July 1.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with Ron McNeil, dean of the College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois at Springfield, about the ripple effects of the ongoing budget impasse, and what this could mean for the Illinois Lottery.

Guest

  • Ron McNeil, dean of the College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

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