Illinois Lottery Debuts August Instant Tickets
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Chicago, IL—August 13, 2013— The Illinois Lottery released several new instant games this month. $2,000 Spin, Icy Hot 7-11-21, Bingo Boogie and $500 Frenzy give players chances to win top prizes ranging from $2,000 to $200,000. These four new games join popular instant games like Spread the Word, which benefits people living with HIV/AIDS in Illinois, and ongoing draw games such as Lotto with Extra Shot.
$2,000 Spin gives players five tries to match their numbers to the winning spin number on a $1 instant ticket. Overall odds of winning on $2,000 Spin are 1-in- 4.87. Total prize money available in this game exceeds $3.9 million.
Icy Hot 7-11-21 is a $2 game that offers players six games on one ticket and a chance to win up to $30,000. If totals are seven, 11, or 21 in a single game, players win the prize shown. Other great prizes can be won on this ticket as well by uncovering specific symbols in the bonus box. Overall odds of winning on Icy Hot 7-11-21 are 1-in-4.3.
Players can try their luck at winning up to $50,000 on a popular game in the form of an instant ticket. Bingo Boogie is a $3 ticket fashioned after a bingo board. Overall odds of winning a prize on Bingo Boogie are 1-in- 3.99.
Rounding out the new games for August is the $500 Frenzy instant ticket. This game offers over $5 million in $500 prizes and nearly $30 million in total prizes. Individual prizes top out at $200,000. The $5 game features the popular match-number game-play, with several fun twists. Reveal a money bag symbol and automatically win the prize shown; uncover a $500 symbol and win $500 instantly; discover a stack of cash and win all 15 prizes! Overall odds of winning on $500 Frenzy are 1-in- 4.26.
Players can purchase these instant tickets at more than 8,100 Lottery retailers statewide. Profits generated through the sale of these games benefit the Common School Fund and the Capital Projects Fund.
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.