Illinois Lottery Gets Ready for Fall with September Instant Tickets

Sep 10, 2013, 11:23 ET from Illinois Lottery

CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Illinois Lottery released several new instant games this month:  Lucky Tripler, Plants vs. Zombies, Birthday Surprise and $30,000 a week for 30 Years.  All four games provide multiple chances to win big prizes. These games join the newest Ticket for the Cure game; which benefits breast cancer research, awareness and education; and come on the heels of changes to long-standing daily draw games Pick 3 and Pick 4 plus Fireball.


Players win on Lucky Tripler when they match two or three like dollar amounts. If players uncover a 3X symbol they triple their prize.  Overall odds of winning on $1 Lucky Tripler are 1-in- 4.91.  Prizes top out at $3,000.

Modeled after the popular virtual game of the same name, Plants vs. Zombies is a $2 instant game that offers a top prize of $20,000. If players match any of the zombie numbers to either sunflower number, they win the prize shown for that number. Other great prizes can be won on this ticket by uncovering specific symbols. Overall odds of winning on Plants vs. Zombies are 1-in-4.56.

Birthday Surprise is back and players can win $150,000 instantly and in annual payments for the next 20 years on their birthday. This ticket costs $5 and overall odds of winning on Birthday Surprise are 1-in-3.90.

$30,000 a week for 30 years offers the largest prize offered on an instant ticket ever. The $30 game is a member of The Good Life family of games and features a match-number- game-play, with several fun twists. Reveal a money bag symbol and automatically win the prize shown; uncover a $$ symbol and win double the prize shown; discover a 10X and win 10 times the prize shown; scratch off 20X to win twenty times the prize shown! Overall odds of winning on $30,000 a week for 30 years are 1-in- 2.43.

Players can purchase these instant tickets at more than 8,100 Lottery retailers statewide. Profits generated through the sale of these games benefit the Common School Fund and the Capital Projects Fund.

About Illinois Lottery
Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed $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. Players must be at least 18 years old.

Contact: Chanele Newton 312-368-5814

SOURCE Illinois Lottery