Illinois Lottery Celebrates the New Year with New Instant Games

'Words with Friends' mirrors popular virtual game

Jan 08, 2014, 14:05 ET from Illinois Lottery

CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Illinois Lottery released new instant games this month. Match 3 Tripler, $100 Frenzy, Words with Friends, Jokers Wild, and Fabulous Fortune offer players a chance to win big prizes ranging from $3,000 to $4 million. These five games join popular instant games like Wild Cherry Tripler and ongoing numbers games like Lotto with Extra Shot.


The popular word game Words with Friends is now available in the form of a lottery ticket! This new $3 game packs all of the fun of the virtual game into an instant ticket. Words with Friends offers top prizes of $50,000. Overall odds of winning a prize on Words with Friends are 1-in-3.93.

Match 3 Tripler is back and this $1 game gives players the chance to win up to $3,000. Overall odds of winning a prize on Match 3 Tripler are 1-in-4.91.

The new $2 instant game, $100 Frenzy has top prizes of $20,000 and is loaded with over $2.5 million in $100 prizes. Overall odds of winning a prize on $100 Frenzy are 1-in-4.74.

Even more cash can be won with Jokers Wild. This $5 instant ticket offers $5.8 million in prizes and more than 1 million winning tickets. The top prizes on Jokers Wild are $200,000. Overall odds of winning a prize are 1-in-3.95.

Fabulous Fortune gives players the chance to pocket up to $4 million or win over 9,500 prizes ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. Featuring the popular match-number game-play, this $20 ticket is all about big payouts. Overall odds of winning a prize on Fabulous Fortune are 1-in-2.59.

Players can purchase these games at more than 8,200 Lottery retailers statewide.

About Illinois Lottery
Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $18 billion to the state's Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto at Players must be at least 18 years old.

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