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Feb 10, 2015, 14:21 ET Illinois Lottery Launches New Instant Game Awards $250,000 Instant Prizes, Raises Funds for Special Olympics Athletes

The Illinois Legislature has designated a special lottery instant game to benefit training programs sponsored by the Special Olympics Illinois and...


Jan 09, 2015, 13:09 ET Multiply the Fun with the Illinois Lottery's Newest Instant Game Family

The Lottery is ringing in 2015 with a revamped, five-game family of instant games: 5X The Cash, 10X The Cash, 25X The Cash, 50X The Cash and 100X...


Dec 08, 2014, 10:52 ET Illinois Lottery Encourages Responsible Gift-Giving

 The Illinois Lottery is reminding players that holiday instant games, while they can be great gifts and stocking stuffers, are only intended...


Oct 15, 2014, 12:02 ET Celebrate the Holidays Early with the Illinois Lottery's New Instant Games

The Illinois Lottery is kicking off the holiday season this year with the debut of its newest instant tickets, Holiday Cash, Turkey Tripler and...


Oct 09, 2014, 13:00 ET Illinois Lottery Debuts New 'Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure' Instant Game

The Illinois Lottery today introduced the 11th edition of its breast cancer awareness instant lottery game, Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure, at...


Sep 11, 2014, 10:18 ET Illinois Lottery Offers a 'Frenzy' of New Instant Games

This month, the Illinois Lottery is giving Illinoisans a chance to win even more cash with the debut of their newest instant games: Loose Change,...


Aug 12, 2014, 10:21 ET Illinois Lottery Debuts New Instant Games

The Illinois Lottery released four new instant games this month. Millionaire, the SCRABBLE™ instant lottery game, Lucky 7's and Aces and 8s...


Aug 07, 2014, 11:51 ET Illinois Lottery Returns as the Grandstand Stage Sponsor At this year's Illinois State Fair

The Illinois Lottery returns this year as Grandstand Stage Sponsor for the Illinois State Fair, August 7 – 17 in Springfield. The Lottery has...


Jul 17, 2014, 15:45 ET Illinois Lottery wins National Award for Underage Play Prevention Ad Campaign

The Illinois Lottery has received a prestigious, national award for its effective use of responsible gaming messaging during last winter's holiday...


Jul 02, 2014, 13:47 ET Illinois Lottery to Illuminate the Illinois Sky

In celebration of its 40th Anniversary, the Illinois Lottery returns as a sponsor of 4th of July fireworks shows across the state –...


May 16, 2014, 12:43 ET Win Big with the Illinois Lottery's New Instant Ticket Bejeweled and other Games

The Illinois Lottery released four new instant games this month. Bejeweled, Triple Win, Black Diamond 7s and $100 Million Money Mania offer players...


Jan 15, 2014, 11:00 ET Illinois Lottery Launches Mobile App

The Illinois Lottery has unveiled a mobile app where consumers can play Mega Millions, Powerball, and Lotto from their smart phone, check winning...


Jan 08, 2014, 14:05 ET Illinois Lottery Celebrates the New Year with New Instant Games

 The Illinois Lottery released new instant games this month. Match 3 Tripler, $100 Frenzy, Words with Friends, Jokers Wild, and Fabulous...


Dec 20, 2013, 11:00 ET Last Minute Gift Idea: Holiday & Veterans themed Instant Lottery Tickets!

Shopping for last minute fun and festive holiday gifts? What about Holiday themed instant tickets from the Illinois Lottery! Holiday Cash, Instant...


Dec 16, 2013, 10:41 ET Illinois Lottery Encourages Responsible Gift-Giving

 The Illinois Lottery is reminding players that while holiday instant games can be great gifts and/or stocking stuffers, they are only...


Dec 10, 2013, 11:15 ET Illinois Lottery Announces New Instant Tickets

The Illinois Lottery released new instant games this month. 2014, Wild Cherry Tripler, Crossword and $250,000 Crossword offer players a chance to...


Nov 12, 2013, 12:31 ET Illinois Lottery Celebrates the Holidays with New Instant Tickets

 The Illinois Lottery has released several new instant games  with a holiday theme.  Holiday Cash, Instant Cheer, Candy Cane...


Sep 23, 2013, 12:30 ET Chicago Blackhawk Patrick Sharp to Assist Illinois Lottery in Launching New Game, 'Hit or Miss'

The Illinois Lottery is offering a new way to play with its newest draw-game, Hit or Miss, and has enlisted Chicago Blackhawk Patrick Sharp to...


Sep 12, 2013, 16:17 ET Illinois Lottery Kicks Off New 'Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure' Instant Game

 The Illinois Lottery today introduced the 10th edition of its breast cancer awareness instant lottery game, Carolyn Adams Ticket for the...


Sep 10, 2013, 11:23 ET Illinois Lottery Gets Ready for Fall with September Instant Tickets

The Illinois Lottery released several new instant games this month:  Lucky Tripler, Plants vs. Zombies, Birthday Surprise and $30,000 a week...


Aug 13, 2013, 10:42 ET Illinois Lottery Debuts August Instant Tickets

 The Illinois Lottery released several new instant games this month.  $2,000 Spin, Icy Hot 7-11-21, Bingo Boogie and $500 Frenzy give...


Aug 06, 2013, 10:22 ET Illinois Lottery Encourages Players to 'Sign Your Ticket' during Responsible Gaming Education Week

 August 4 kicked off Responsible Gaming Education Week and, in honor of the occasion, the Illinois Lottery is encouraging players to sign...


Aug 02, 2013, 10:48 ET Party Like a Celebrity with the Illinois Lottery's 'Anything's Possible' Music Series

The Illinois Lottery is bringing a season of summertime fun to Illinoisans with its Anything's Possible Music Series. At each concert, the...


Jul 11, 2013, 11:00 ET Illinois Lottery Updates Lotto Beginning July 14

With multistate lottery games like Powerball and Mega Millions offering jackpots in excess of $100 million every other month, the Illinois Lottery...


Jul 01, 2013, 10:08 ET The Illinois Lottery Lights up the Illinois Sky

 In celebration of its 4th of July Millionaire Raffle instant ticket and to ensure the tradition of July 4th fireworks continue throughout the...