Illinois Lottery ‘Cash Booth’ Heads to Westville
Local resident wins chance to grab up to $1,000 cash in 60-second ‘Cash Grab’ Promotion
|For Immediate Release||Contact: Olamide Aruwajoye 312-813-9580|
Westville, IL – June 28, 2014 – The Illinois Lottery’s popular “Cash Booth” made an appearance today in Westville, hosting one of three grand prize winners in the Illinois Lottery’s 60 Seconds of Cash Facebook Promotion. Angel McDaniel of Westville was given 60 seconds to grab up to $1,000 in cash inside the Lottery’s forced-air Cash Booth. McDaniel entered the promotion on the Lottery’s Facebook page, and while she was not expecting to win, she was excited for the chance to grab some cash. In addition to the cash grab, she also took home a $500 gift card.
McDaniel was a little skeptical when notified about the win, but after verifying her win she immediately told her husband. “This win came just in time for vacation,” McDaniel said. “We’d already planned a family trip to Florida next month.”
Today’s event took place at Casey’s General Store, 750 South State Street, where McDaniel’s family, friends and patrons of Casey’s won lottery branded merchandise. Casey’s provided food and beverages for everyone who stopped by.
The 60 Seconds of Cash Facebook Promotion asked players what they would do if they won $1,000 a Week for 20 Years and three grand prize winners were randomly drawn from the entries received. Along with McDaniel, Edwin R. from Chicago and Lourdes M. from Huntley were drawn as grand prize winners.
The 60 Seconds of Cash Facebook Promotion is a spin-off of the 20 Years of Cash instant game. Tickets are available at four price points--$1, $2, $5 and $10--with top prizes, respectively, of $1,000, $2,000, $5,000 and $10,000 a week for 20 years (prizes paid quarterly). In addition to the annuitized prizes, 20 Years of Cash grand prize winners also receive an immediate payment of $100,000, $200,000, $500,000 or $1,000,000, depending on which of the four games was purchased.
Grand prize winners in each the four games will receive the following total prize money (subject to federal and state withholding):
- $1 game: $1,140,000
- $2 game: $2,280,000
- $5 game: $5,700,000
- $10 game: $11,400,000
The 20 Years of Cash games feature a familiar match-number game-play that allows consumers to easily determine if they win by matching any of their numbers to any of the winning numbers printed on each ticket. The four games are available at more than 8,200 Lottery retailers statewide.
The Illinois Lottery kicked off its Cash Booth tour this past February in Chicago and Joliet and made stops in Rockford and Loves Park in March, Milan and Silvis in April, Champaign-Urbana in May and Carbondale last week. Be sure to check Lottery social media pages for additional promotions taking place this summer.
For more information on 20 Years of Cash, please visit www.illinoislottery.com.
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 www.illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.