Illinois Lottery Announces New Instant Tickets

For Immediate Release Contact: Chanele Newton (312) 368-5814

CHICAGO, IL— December 10, 2013 — The Illinois Lottery released new instant games this month. 2014, Wild Cherry Tripler, Crossword and $250,000 Crossword offer players a chance to win big prizes ranging from $2,014 to $250,000. These four games join popular instant games like Candy Cane Crossword and Merry Millionaire--which make great holiday gifts for adults—and ongoing numbers games like Lotto with Extra Shot.

Ring in the New Year with 2014, the Illinois Lottery’s Happy New Year instant ticket. This celebratory $1 game offers players the chance to win up to $2,014. When players reveal a star symbol, they win the prize shown below it. Overall odds of winning a prize on 2014 are 1-in-4.86.

The new $2 instant game, Wild Cherry Tripler gives players the chance to win up to $30,000. Overall odds of winning a prize on Wild Cherry Tripler are 1-in-4.22.

The Illinois Lottery’s $5 Crossword and $250,000 Crossword pack all of the fun of a crossword game into an instant ticket. $5 Crossword offers top prizes of $75,000. Overall odds of winning a prize on $5 Crossword are 1-in-3.65.

Even more cash can be won with $250,000 Crossword. This $10 instant ticket consists of three crossword games. The more words found, the more money won. If players complete 3 or more words in a single game they can scratch the Bonus Multiplier box for a chance to multiply their prize. Overall odds of winning a prize on $250,000 Crossword are 1-in-3.68.

Players can purchase 2014, Wild Cherry Tripler, Crossword and $250,000 Crossword at more than 8,200 Lottery retailers statewide.


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.