Illinois Lottery introduced new payment delay rules

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On Wednesday State officials announced  more restriction: winners who are due to receive more than $600 won’t get their money until the state’s ongoing budget impasse is resolved. The new payout policy takes effect Friday. Officials say the legislature must authorize the state comptroller to release the funds. Tuesday’s announcement came the same day state Comptroller Leslie Munger said the budget impasse means next month’s $560 million payment to Illinois’ pension system will be delayed. The state is in its fourth month without a spending plan. Players who win $600 and under can continue to receive their winnings at any of the Lottery’s 8,000 retail locations statewide.

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