Illinois Lottery Bounces Checks to "Dozens" of Winners, Report Says

January 7, 2012 Updated Jan 7, 2012 at 4:34 PM EDT

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Illinois Lottery Bounces Checks to "Dozens" of Winners, Report Says

January 7, 2012 Updated Jan 7, 2012 at 4:34 PM EDT

Some Illinois Lottery winners weren't winners -- at least not right away.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the Illinois Lottery bounced checks to "dozens" of winners in late December.

A lottery spokesman told the Tribune that a computer file wasn't sent to the lottery's bank in time, causing the issue. The largest prize affected was $9,500, according to the Tribune report.

Read the Chicago Tribune story HERE.