Illinois Lottery Launches Chicago Blackhawks® Cash Scratch-off Ticket

Air hockey tournaments scheduled across the state to highlight new ticket and give players additional chances to win cash and prizes

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

CHICAGO – Jan. 13, 2010 – The Illinois Lottery recently launched the Chicago Blackhawks® Cash scratch-off ticket, and is kicking off 16 air-hockey tournaments across the state through February. The winner at each event will win $500 in cash and a Blackhawks jersey. 

“Air hockey is one of those all American games that most people have experienced in their lives at one point or another” said Paul Arnell, director of promotions for the Illinois Lottery. “The Lottery loves to give people the opportunity to have fun, play some of their favorite games, and possibly win money at the same time.” 

At each event, participants aged 18 years or older will place their name on an entry form when they arrive. At the beginning of the tournament thirty-two players will be randomly selected and placed in a bracket style format in the order in which they were picked. The contestants will face-off until the last person standing is crowned the Air Hockey Star. Below are dates, locations and times of each event: 

Blackhawks Schedule 2010


About Chicago Blackhawks® Cash Ticket 

Each ticket costs $2 and is available for purchase at Illinois Lottery retailers across the state. Winners can win a variety of prizes ranging from a Chicago Blackhawks® jersey up to $20,000 in cash. The ticket also offers second-chance opportunities where players can submit five non-winning Chicago Blackhawks® Cash tickets for the chance to travel with the team, including: 

  • Round-trip travel for two with the Blackhawks on a team charter flight 
  • One room in the Blackhawks team hotel 
  • 2 tickets to the game 
  • A ride on the Blackhawks team bus to the morning skate and the game 
  • 2 Blackhawks replica jerseys 
  • $500 spending money 

For more information about the second-chance promotion visit





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.