Illinois Lottery Helps Schools Boost Fundraising Efforts

First 100 Public Schools to Respond Receive FREE Gift Basket

For Immediate Release Contact: Tracy Owens (312) 793-1682 (office)

To show its continued support for Illinois’ public schools, the Illinois Lottery is giving away gift baskets to K-12 schools across the state. These gift baskets can be used for fundraisers, PTA events, teacher and staff appreciation, etc. The first lucky 100 school districts to respond to with a contact name, phone number, school district and shipping address will receive a basket worth approximately $150 each. 

Gift basket items include:

  • Free scratch-off tickets
  • Caps
  • Mugs 
  • Water thermoses 
  • Pad folios 
  • Calculators 
  • Post-it Pads 
  • Ice scrapers 
  • Umbrellas 
  • Water resistant pullovers 

NOTE: The items in the gift baskets are not to be given to anyone under the age of 18, and are intended to be used as fundraising materials for the school’s faculty and parents.


About Illinois Lottery

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $20 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.