Powerball, Mega Millions to drop Illinois amid state budget crisis: Report

The association, which runs Mega Millions and Powerball, said in internal Illinois Lottery communications it would drop the games

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The Multi-State Lottery Association has decided to drop Illinois at the end of the month if there is no state budget agreement, according to a report.

The association, which runs Mega Millions and Powerball, said in internal Illinois Lottery communications it would drop the games in the current state climate, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The Illinois Lottery has not returned calls from NBC 5 confirming the move.

Jason Schaumburg, spokesman for the Illinois Lottery, told the Sun-Times this in the first time the association has considered dropping the games in the state and has never threatened to do so before.

Read more at: Powerball, Mega Millions to Drop Illinois Amid State Budget Crisis: Report | NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/powerball-mega-millions-dropping-illinois-lottery-budget-crisis-428662263.html#ixzz4k5d1AuCn

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