Illinois Lottery Launches Chicago Blackhawks(R) Cash Scratch-off Ticket

Air hockey tournaments scheduled across the state to highlight new ticket and give players additional chances to win cash and prizes

Jan 13, 2010, 09:00 ET from Illinois Lottery

CHICAGO, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ --The Illinois Lottery recently launched the Chicago Blackhawks® Cash scratch-off ticket, and is kicking off 16 air-hockey tournaments across the state through February. The winner at each event will win $500 in cash and a Blackhawks jersey.

"Air hockey is one of those all American games that most people have experienced in their lives at one point or another" said Paul Arnell, director of promotions for the Illinois Lottery. "The Lottery loves to give people the opportunity to have fun, play some of their favorite games, and possibly win money at the same time."

At each event, participants aged 18 years or older will place their name on an entry form when they arrive. At the beginning of the tournament thirty-two players will be randomly selected and placed in a bracket style format in the order in which they were picked. The contestants will face-off until the last person standing is crowned the Air Hockey Star. Below are dates, locations and times of each event:

Events Dates


Bar Address


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

District Bar

170 W. Ontario Chicago, IL

6-8 p.m.

Friday, January 15, 2010

115 Bourbon Street

3359 W. 115th St. Merrionette Park

9-11 p.m.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

P3 Pub

700 E. Grand Ave. Carbondale, IL

9-11 p.m.

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Stadium

2300 N. Peoria Rd. Springfield, IL

9-11 p.m.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Crusen's Bar & Grill

426 E. War Memorial Dr. Peoria, IL

9-11 p.m.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


1113 W. Randolph Chicago, IL

8-10 p.m.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Joe's Bar (Road Watch)  

940 W. Weed St. Chicago, IL

6-8 p.m.

Friday, February 5, 2010

2nd Cousins

510 S. Perryville Rd. Rockford, IL

9-11 p.m.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Fatty's Pub & Grill

1312 W. Lincoln Hwy. DeKalb, IL

9-11 p.m.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Firehaus Bar & Grill

708 S 6th St. Champaign, IL

9-11 p.m.

Friday, February 12, 2010


3937 N. Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL

8-10 p.m.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


4804 N. Broadway St. Chicago, IL

8-10 p.m.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Pub II

102 N. Linden St. Normal, IL

9-11 p.m.

Saturday, February 20th

Martini's on the Rocks

4619 34th St. Rock Island, IL

9-11 p.m.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Duffy's Tavern

420 W. Diversey Pkwy Chicago, IL

9-11 p.m.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Total Sports Bar & Grill

523 Fairway Dr. Naperville, IL

9-11 p.m.

About Chicago Blackhawks® Cash Ticket

Each ticket costs $2 and is available for purchase at Illinois Lottery retailers across the state. Winners can win a variety of prizes ranging from a Chicago Blackhawks® jersey up to $20,000 in cash. The ticket also offers second-chance opportunities where players can submit five non-winning Chicago Blackhawks® Cash tickets for the chance to travel with the team, including:

  • Roundtrip travel for two with the Blackhawks on a team charter flight
  • One room in the Blackhawks team hotel
  • 2 tickets to the game
  • A ride on the Blackhawks team bus to the morning skate and the game
  • 2 Blackhawks replica jerseys
  • $500 spending money  

For more information about the second-chance promotion visit

About Illinois Lottery

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery is a state agency with annual sales over $2 billion. Since its inception, the Lottery has contributed more than $14 billion to the state Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools. Players must be at least 18 years old. For more information on the Illinois Lottery please visit our Web site at


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SOURCE Illinois Lottery