Why One State Isn't Paying Out Large Lottery Jackpots

The Illinois state budget impasse continues past its deadline of July 1.
0:53 | 09/01/15

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You play the lottery it's like clockwork I spent ten dollars a week and hit it big blow when it comes time for your payout. You get an IO EU. Yeah. Beisel down my buying you tickets this in Illinois budget problems plaguing the state for the past three months put lottery winners on hold. I'd be pretty angry and be very very very disappointed. But it's been as a way things are working and Elmore right now but wouldn't be no big surprise. The state comptroller's office is delayed payouts of more than 25 grand. Saying lottery officials can't pay out those kinds of prizes to winners in this current fiscal crunch. The hold has been ongoing since July 1 to get a went for a story about still gonna play. Yeah I got that that chance for the biggest lottery winners is no budget no pay out.

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