Hundreds of Illinois Lottery tickets have been sold on the first day of online sales. Illinois became the first state to offer online lotto sales yesterday. Lottery Superintendent Michael Jones says online sales will bring in more money for the state.
One of the things that may be fueling online lottery sales is a near-record jackpot for the Mega Millions game. Tuesday’s drawing in the multi-state game carries a jackpot of at least $356 million for a single winner, the game’s third-biggest prize ever.
The top Mega Millions prize ever was 390-million, back in 2007.