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Illinois (IL) Lottery – Winning Numbers, Results and Jackpots

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Illinois (IL) Lottery General Information

The Illinois Lottery began operating on July 1, 1974 as part of the Illinois Department of Revenue with Ralph Batch as its Superintendent. One month later, the first Lottery tickets — they cost 50 cents — went on sale at some 7,000 retailer locations statewide. On August 8, 1974, Illinois Governor Dan Walker and Lottery officials drew the first winning ticket during the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. The drawing was not broadcast because at that time, federal law prohibited radio and television stations from reporting on even the most basic news generated by lotteries.

Illinois Lottery games include Lotto, Little Lotto, the Big Game, Pick 3, Pick 4 and dozens of exciting instant games. All Illinois Lottery profits are deposited into the state’s Common School Fund to help fund K-12 public education in Illinois.

Illinois (IL) lottery results & winning numbers, as well as information on all Illinois lottery games, including MEGA Millions, Powerball, Lotto, Pick 4 Midday, Pick 3

Best Lottery Software and Lottery Books for Illinois

Illinois lottery software and Illinois lotto books to help you win. Select the lotto products designed for the Illinois lottery games you play most, depending on whether you are looking for books or software, and strategy or wheeling. For best results, use a strategy product to choose the best numbers, then use a lotto wheel to create a set of tickets to play.

RECOMMENDED: For a popular lotto software package that will work for Illinois lottery games, choose Advantage Gold, Wheel Six Gold, and Wheel Five Gold. Purchasing these 3 programs together will save you $30 off your total, and will help you pick winning numbers for hundreds of lotteries and wheel those numbers for pick-5 through pick-7 lottery games.

Illinois Lotto 6/52

Number Strategy Products

Lotto Wheeling Products

Illinois Lucky Day Lotto 5/45

Number Strategy Products

Lotto Wheeling Products

Illinois Powerball 5/69 & 1/26

Illinois Mega Millions 5/70 & 1/25

Number Strategy Products

Lotto Wheeling Products

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Illinois Lottery Software and Books:

Picking Illinois Winning Lotto Numbers

These number selection strategy products will work for ALL of the Illinois lotto games shown on this page, and hundreds of other lotto games around the world.

Advantage Gold™ lottery strategy software helps you choose the best Illinois lotto numbers for the next drawing. This program includes free access to all the past winning lotto numbers updated frequently for all the Illinois lotto games listed here: Illinois Lotto, Illinois Little Lotto, Illinois Mega Millions, and Illinois Powerball.

Lottery Master Guide, lotto book explains all of Gail Howard’s systems and strategies in great detail. This lottery strategy book is a must for every lottery player who wants to learn to win, with or without Advantage Gold, because it explains how the charts are created, with detailed examples, and shows you how to interpret the data to predict the trends.

Picking the Right Illinois Lotto Combination

In addition to lottery number selection products, to improve your winning odds, you should order a wheeling product. Balanced Wheel ® programs or Balanced Wheel ® books like those listed above are simple options, or you could choose Filtering Full Wheel Generator for full wheeling and filtering. For more info, see our FAQ about Balanced Wheeling ® vs full wheeling products to help you choose what is best for you. For Powerball/Mega Millions type games, Lotto Winning Wheels for Powerball & Mega Millions has wheels designed specifically to include the Powerball/Mega ball number.

Lottery Products Guide:

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Best Lottery Software and Lottery Books for Illinois Illinois lottery software and Illinois lotto books to help you win. Select the lotto products designed for the Illinois lottery games you play