Record Lottery Sales Net Ill. Schools $31.5M

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Illinois schools were also big winners in last week’s record Mega Millions game, hauling in more than $30 million as a result of record Lottery sales.

Illinois saw record lottery sales over the past few weeks, largely due to the Mega Millions game, when the jackpot rolled over several times after there were no winners in several consecutive games, until the jackpot grew to a record $656 million for Friday’s game.

The record sales made a big winner of Illinois schools, as the past nine weeks of Illinois Lottery sales also generated $31.5 million for the state’s Common Schools Fund.

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