Lottery players in Illinois may only have a couple weeks left to enter for their chance to strike it rich.
Powerball and Mega Millions will be dropped from Illinois at the end of June if the state doesn't pass a budget by then, Illinois Lottery spokesman Jason Schaumburg told the Chicago Sun-Times. He told the paper that the Multi-State Lottery Association has had discussions about dropping Illinois since 2015, but this is the first time they have taken any action.
The state of Illinois has not had a budget since 2015 due to deadlock between Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and the Democrats that control the Legislature. If a budget is not passed by July 1, the stalemate will enter its third year.
According to the Sun-Times, Illinois reported $99 million in Mega Million sales and $208 million in Powerball sales last year.
Powerball and Mega Millions are both offered in 44 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball is also offered in Puerto Rico.
Illinois lawmakers have called a special legislative session to deliberate over a budget.
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