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CHICAGO, IL—September 23, 2013 — The Illinois Lottery is offering a new way to play with its newest draw-game, Hit or Miss, and has enlisted the Chicago Blackhawks’ Alternate Captain, Patrick Sharp, to help build excitement around this unique game. The popular player from the Stanley Cup champions will be onsite from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 25 at Pioneer Court, 401 North Michigan Avenue to help launch the new Lottery game. Sharp will interact and take photos with the first 200 fans.
A new twist to the traditional lottery draw-game, players can win big in Hit or Miss when they match all 12 numbers or if they match none of the 12 numbers drawn. With overall odds of winning at 1-in- 4.54, Hit or Miss offers the best odds of any Illinois Lottery draw-game.
“This game is unlike any game offered by the Illinois Lottery and we are excited for people to try their luck on Hit or Miss,” said Francesco Parola, VP of Sales and Marketing for Northstar Lottery Group. “We added this game to give players a different way to win, and we’re honored to have Patrick Sharp involved in the launch.”
Hit or Miss went live on September 22 and costs $2 per game. Players win cash by matching 8 to 12 numbers, or by matching 0 to 4 numbers. Players win the $250,000 top prize by matching all or none of the 12 numbers drawn. Even more cash can be won when a player hits or misses all 12 numbers and matches The Good Life number (a randomly generated number from 1 — 5), enabling the player to win the $250,000 top prize plus 20 annual payments of $100,000 — a total prize of over $2 million!
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Hit or Miss is available at 8,200 Lottery retailers statewide. Drawings take place four times a day, seven days a week at 10:30 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 9:22 p.m. Winning numbers are displayed on 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.