Illinois state lottery officials are considering a proposal that would allow people who win the state’s first $1 billion lottery jackpot to collect a bonus of $10 million.
The Illinois Lottery Commission will hold a meeting at 3 p.m.
Friday to discuss the proposal.
The commission’s board will vote on the proposal at 5 p.b.
The proposal would apply to those who win more than $1.5 billion in Illinois lottery winnings and who have not yet entered into a winning lottery agreement.
The commission said the proposal is the first step in an effort to strengthen the integrity of the Illinois Lotteries System, which includes a statewide lottery.
It said the lottery commission is studying the proposal and is exploring other options to strengthen lottery integrity.
Illinois lottery officials said the proposed rule would apply only to lottery winners who win at least $1,000,000 in Illinois winnings.
The proposal also would not affect lottery players who win $1 or more from state-run casinos and gaming halls.