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The Illinois Lottery MS Project

The MS Project 2016 - The Illinois Lottery

We've raised over $8.3 million for research

Since 2008, The MS Project Ticket has helped to fund projects to help patients and raise awareness about MS in Illinois.

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What is MS?

MS is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system.

Quick Facts

  • More than 20,000 individuals in Illinois are living with MS.
  • MS can occur at any age; however, most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50.
  • The course of the disease is unpredictable and no two people will experience the same set of symptoms.
  • MS is not inherited or genetically transmitted, although there does seem to be some genetic susceptibility to the disease.
  • More than two to three times as many women as men develop MS.