CHICAGO, IL (KTVI) -- Some lucky winners of the Illinois Lottery weren't so lucky when they went to cash their checks. That's because the checks bounced!
A lottery spokesman says checks to eight recent winners in the Chicago area bounced because of a clerical error.
A lottery employee forgot to approve the winning funds on deadline, so the bank didn't release the money.
The stunned winners eventually got their winnings which totaled $10,000.