New Illinois Lottery Instant Games Celebrate Summer

For Immediate Release Contact: Chanele Newton

CHICAGO, IL – June 10, 2014 –The Illinois Lottery released three new instant games this month just in time for warm, summer weather. Summer Cash, Queen of Hearts, and $250,000 Crossword offer players multiple chances to win big prizes. These games join popular instant games like 20 Years of Cash  and ongoing numbers games like the ever popular Powerball.  

Want some extra spending money for vacation? A new summer wardrobe? A chance to do some fun warm weather activities? Then Summer Cash just may be the ticket for you! This $1 instant game gives players the chance to win up to $2,000 with its tic-tac-toe game style. Overall odds of winning on Summer Cash are 1-in-4.74.

For a few extra bucks, players can try their luck on Queen of Hearts and really brighten up their summer. Queen of Hearts is a $5 game that gives players 15 chances to win one of 1.9 million prizes. This instant ticket has top prizes of $200,000 plus a $50 bonus spot. Overall odds of winning a prize on Queen of Hearts are 1-in-4.05.

$250,000 Crossword brings the fun of a classic game to an instant ticket and offers big payouts. The $10 instant game features three games on one ticket and has top prizes of $250,000. Overall odds of winning a prize on $250,000 Crossword are 1-in-3.68.

Players can purchase Summer Cash, Queen of Hearts, and $250,000 Crossword 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 Players must be at least 18 years old.