Dems Drive Out More $$$
- Even buying lottery tickets in Illinois is losing its charm.
With Illinois delaying payouts of more than $600 because of its budget mess, neighboring states are salivating at the chance to boost their own lottery sales. Businesses near borders, particularly in Indiana, Kentucky and Iowa, say they've already noticed a difference.
The Lottery problems stemming from Illinois' budget impasse have led to a lawsuit and come amid questions about Illinois revenues and a shake-up in lottery management.
Illinois may never recover large portions of those lottery players. Just another budget hole to fill.
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