Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's stopgap budget plan has the support of Illinois lottery officials, who say the measure will ensure lottery winners can collect their prizes after the current fiscal year ends on June 30.
Rauner proposed the short-term budget measure at the end of the regular session on May 31.
"Lottery prizes will continue to be paid to all winners prior to the end of the fiscal year, June 30," Illinois Lottery spokesman Stephen Rossi told the Daily Herald. "We encourage the majority party in the General Assembly to pass the governor's stopgap budget proposal."
Lottery prizes have been award during the long-running budget impasse as a result of a short-term spending measure.
Illinois lawmakers and the governor have been deadlocked on a full budget for nearly a year. The 2017 fiscal year beings July 1.