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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Lottery says it will resume all prize payouts.

In a statement Monday, the lottery said Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an action giving them the legal authority to give all winners their prizes. The Illinois Lottery had previously halted payouts of more than $600 due to the Illinois state budget crisis.

The lottery said in a statement:

Winners who have already submitted claims will have their paperwork processed in the order it was received. The Lottery expects the processing of new claims to begin the week of December 14th.

“We are excited to be back and look forward to a revitalized experience for our players,” said Illinois Lottery acting director B.R. Lane in a statement.