Lottery officials say it's a great deal because the Chicago native has a popular T-V show and has been successful promoting past lottery games.
State Representative Bob Biggins, however, says he doesn't think giving money to rich Hollywood actors is a good way to spend taxpayer money. And State Representative Jack Franks says he thinks the lottery could get a similar result with less advertising.
Lottery spokeswoman Courtney Hill says Mac has a proven track record. She says the ads he did in 2004 helped increase instant ticket sales by millions of dollars.