This month, WGN-TV broadcast the last live televised Illinois lottery drawing. It is the end of an era in which “lottery ladies” announced the winning numbers as they popped up on ping pong balls during the nightly news.
From now on, the the winning number will be selected by a random number generator, and the results will be posted on the Illinois Lottery‘s web site. Read about the final live lottery draw in the Chicago Tribune.
Today we look back at the colorful days of the Illinois Lotto with “Another Millionaire” by Tom Palazzolo, as aired on Image Union in 1978.
Last week, Tom Weinberg was honored in Newcity‘s Film 50 2015: Chicago’s Screen Gems. It’s a recognition of the impact he has made on Chicago video and television over the last four decades.
The article cites Media Burn as “one of Chicago’s least noted yet most valuable archives.”