"Every other third or fourth transaction, we were selling lottery tickets or Powerball or Mega", said Rushing.
Stores that sell the tickets say a loss of sales will hurt their bottom line. For Powerball, state officials will have to work with the Multi-State Lottery Association to figure out next steps after there's a budget.
IL residents are placing their bets on Wisconsin for a chance to win the lottery.
State lottery officials have already said that the multi-state Powerball and Mega Millions games have threatened to drop IL if the state doesn't have a spending plan. "That means the General Assembly needs to approve a truly balanced budget that includes lottery funding in order to ensure all prize payments will occur", Smith said in a press release.
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In 2015, a similar state budget crisis caused almost 3,900 lottery payouts totaling more than $112 million to be delayed, reported NBC News.
Players who have won more than $25,000 from IL lottery games will experience a delay in payments. This has been the second meeting after December when the first meeting was held to get into an agreement. The lottery charged at the time that it lost up to $71.5 million in revenues.
Powerball could be suspended after the June 28 drawing and Mega Millions after the June 30 drawing.
All prizes under $25,000 will continue to be paid.