Lottery checks bounce

*No matter how you spin it, this is just NOT a good look for the state of Illinois.

Somebody has been dipping in the cookie jar. And lottery winners should not be expected to just shake their head and walk away just because the state can’t afford to pay their lottery winnings.

You know the saying, “You’ve got to pay to play?” Well the people paid…in cash, but now the state won’t hold up their end of the deal.

And that’s a darn shame.

The Illinois Lottery is refusing to issue checks to Lottery winners, including the $262 million MegaMillion jackpot winner.

According to state officials, they can’t issue any checks larger than $25,000 because its “not in the budget.”

Read more at EURThisNthat.