CHICAGO, Jan. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 The Cash collectively contain over $300 million in total prize money, and joins the Lottery's current line-up of popular instant games like Veterans Cash and long-time numbers games like Lotto with Extra Shot and Lucky Day Lotto.
5X The Cash is a new instant game that, for only $1, offers prizes up to $2,000. Players win this game by matching any of "their numbers" to the "winning number," or by uncovering a 2X or 5X symbol which doubles or quintuples a prize automatically. Overall odds of winning a prize on 5X The Cash are 1-in-4.87.
A new $2 instant game, 10X The Cash, provides the chance to win up to $20,000. The $2 game sports the same key number match game-play as the other games in the five-game family. Players win when they match any of their numbers to either of the winning numbers. Prizes grow ten-fold when players reveal a 10X symbol. 10X The Cash, includes 1-in-4.41 overall odds of winning a prize.
With 25X The Cash, players try their luck at winning up to $250,000. If they uncover a 25X symbol, the indicated prize is multiplied by 25! This $5 instant game includes over $43 million in total prize money. Overall odds of winning on 25X The Cash are 1-in-4.0.
50X The Cash gives players the chance to win one of eight $2 million prizes, and offers over $93 million in prizes. Players who uncover a 50X symbol have reason to celebrate, as the indicated prize is multiplied by 50! 50X the Cash is a $10 game with overall odds of winning at 1-in-3.44.
Offered for the first time in Illinois, the new 100X The Cash offers players the chance to win up to $4 million. Players win big if they get a 100X symbol, which multiplies the prize under the symbol by 100. Overall odds of winning on 100X The Cash are 1-in-2.94.
Players can purchase 5X The Cash, 10X The Cash, 25X The Cash, 50X The Cash, 100X The Cash 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 illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.
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