Who Won the Illinois Lottery $393M Mega Millions jackpot?
Patricia Busking, who lives in Palos Heights, Il, came forward on Friday, August, 25, 2017, to claim the largest jackpot ever given to an Illinois resident. In lieu of spreading out the payments over 30 years, she took the award as a one-time payment of $246 million.
Can I Remain Anonymous in Illinois If I Win the Lottery?
The answer is no. Illinois Lottery officials argue that publicizing the winners’ names drives sales and that having their names released ensures there isn’t something amiss, like a rigged game that helps a lottery insider win.
How Much Tax Do I Have To Pay on Instant Lottery Winnings?
If your winnings are under $600, the amount is not reported to the IRS. But your winnings are still considered taxable income and should be reported on your tax return as “Other Income.” Win more than $600 and you’ll need to collect from the Illinois Lottery commission and provide your name, address and Social Security number. The state will send you Form W2-G at the end of the year. You may be able to deduct money you lost from gambling on your taxes if you itemize and file a Schedule A.
On this page, you’ll find the lottery results for every Illinois Lottery game plus lottery results for the Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries. Next to the draw date for each game, you’ll also see 4 icons. Click on the icon that looks like a gear for any Illinois Lottery game.
Next, you’ll see a chart that displays the hot, cold and overdue numbers for the specific game. These numbers are based on the last 50 draws.
The “Hot Numbers” are the numbers that have been chosen most frequently during the past 50 draws. The “Cold Numbers,” conversely, are the numbers that have been chosen the fewest times during the past 50 draws.
Here’s why hot and cold numbers are important and produce “Overdue Numbers.” Typically numbers that have been out for six games or less account for about half of future winning numbers. Losing numbers that have been out for 9 games or less account for about two-thirds of all the winning numbers. And losing numbers that have been out for 12 games or less account for about three-quarters of all the winning numbers. Therefore based on cold numbers, you can generate a list of overdue numbers. But to realize your best chance of winning the lottery, you need to make sure to include a hot number as well.
This combination of winning, losing, and overdue lottery numbers produces the second table called Combinations.
The Combinations chart suggests numbers based on the reasoning above and avoids patterns and the “lucky” number syndrome. Selecting numbers in mathematical patterns or lucky numbers based on birthdays or anniversaries is extremely popular. However, if you win with these numbers, you’ll share your prize with multiple winners, reducing the amount of money you will receive. You might win a $30 million jackpot, but if 5,000 people chose the same number, you’ll be getting only $6,000. Therefore, stick with these winning combinations of hot and cold Illinois Lottery numbers