Illinois lotto players crossing state line amid budget impasse

Businesses near the Illinois state line are cashing in on Illinois’ budget impasse.

Illinois state lottery officials suspended Powerball ticket sales, and Mega Millions is expected to stop on Friday.

Convenience stores in Kenosha have already noticed more players from Illinois stopping in to buy tickets.

"Today alone there's so many people coming up here,” said store owner Roxanne Jackson. "They're real disappointed that Illinois is canceling their lottery but that's OK, we'll bring them here.”

Illinois state lawmakers are meeting at the state capitol in Springfield to try and avoid a third straight year without passing a budget.

 

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