(USA Today) The cash-strapped state of Illinois announced Wednesday they'll be handing out IOUs for the time-being to any state lottery winner who wins more than $600.
The IOUs are one of the many side effects of the stalemate over a new a budget between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state's Democratic lawmakers who control the Illinois General Assembly.
"Payment delays will occur because there currently is no legal authority for the Illinois Comptroller or the Illinois Lottery to issue checks," the Illinois Lottery said in a statement. "Please note that the funding to pay winners exists, but the legal authority to issue checks does not."
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