MLB Instant Ticket is a Home Run Amongst Illinoisans

 

For Immediate Release Contact: Chanele Newton 312-368-5814

 

Chicago – May 25, 2012 – Before you head out of town this weekend for Memorial Day, or fire up your grill for a holiday celebration, make sure to stop by your nearest lottery retailer and play the Illinois Lottery’s Major League Baseball (MLB) instant ticket games. Top prizes are waiting to be won on each MLB instant ticket including the chance to score big with 2013 season tickets to your favorite team and top cash prizes of $25,000.

The collectable-worthy tickets are designed based upon three of Illinois’ favorite teams – the Chicago Cubs™ Chicago White Sox™ and the St. Louis Cardinals.™  

Weekly standings show that the Chicago White Sox™ ticket produced two $25,000 winners, but are still waiting for lucky Sox fans to find the 2013 season ticket prizes.  The St. Louis Cardinals™ are in strong standings again this week with one of two 2013 season tickets winners found and one top prize of $25,000 won by another lucky Cardinals fan in Southern Illinois.  And Cubs fans hungry for wins, are showing the strongest sales this week, but still waiting for lucky fans to step forward with one of the top prizes or season tickets.

For week two, based on sales and prizes won, the Chicago White Sox™ took first place, with the St. Louis Cardinals™ following closely in second and the Chicago Cubs™ finishing third with strong sales and fans heading into the long weekend looking for a big win.

 

 

MLB Instant Ticket Standings

Teams

% Sold Week 1

 

 

% Sold Week 2

 

 

Weekly W/L

 

 

 

PCT

Top Prizes Sold

Season Ticket Wins

Total Extra Pts. for Winning Tickets Sold**

Ranking

Chicago Cubs™

10.9

10.8

 

0/2

 

0

0

0

0

3

Chicago White Sox™

7.7

7.7

 

2/0

 

 

1

2

0

10

1

 St. Louis Cardinals™

7.6

9

 

0/2

 

0

1

1

7.5

2

 

*all numbers are rough estimates

**2.5 extra points are added for season ticket wins and 5 extra points are added for every top prize sold.

These $2 instant games are available at more than 8,000 lottery retailers throughout the state.  As with all lottery tickets, the net proceeds from these tickets will benefit the Common School Fund and Capital Projects Fund.  In addition to the MLB instant ticket series, Powerball, which is played in 42 states, has swelled to $128 million for Saturday’s drawing at 9:59pm (CT).  Be sure to pick up a ticket during this festive weekend. You may be the next big winner. With the Illinois Lottery, anything’s possible.

 

QUICK MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL INSTANT TICKET FACTS

·         Ticket launched on May  8, 2012

·         Former Chicago Cub Bill Madlock and former Chicago White Sox player Bill Melton helped launch the ticket.

·         Top instant prizes  for each ticket is $25,000

·         Players have the chance to win 2013 season tickets and participate in a second chance promotion for a 2012 World Series™
          Getaway Package.

·         All profits from the MLB instant ticket in support education and capital development projects.

 

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About Illinois Lottery: Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $17 billion to the state Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as the Capital Projects Fund. Play Responsibly. Players must be at least 18 years old.