Illinois Lottery Launches New Instant Game Family In April
|For Immediate Release||Contact: Chanele Newton (312) 368-5814|
Chicago, IL—April 3, 2013 —The Illinois Lottery is offering adults some potential sunshine to counter those famous “April Showers,” by unveiling a new, four-game family of instant games this spring. 5X The Cash, 10X The Cash, 20X The Cash and 50X The Cash collectively contain over $135 million in total prize money, and join the Lottery’s current line-up of popular instant games like The MS Project, which benefits people living with MS in Illinois, as well as long-time favorite numbers games like Lotto with Extra Shot and Lucky Day Lotto.
5X The Cash is a new instant game that, for only $1, offers prizes up to $2,000. Players win this game by matching any of “their numbers” to the “winning number,” or by uncovering a 2X or 5X symbol which doubles or quintuples a prize automatically. Overall odds of winning a prize on 5X The Cash are 1-in-4.87.
A new $2 instant game, 10X The Cash, provides the chance to win up to $20,000. The $2 game sports the same match-number game-play as the other games in the four-game family. Players win when they match any of their numbers to either of the winning numbers. Prizes grow ten-fold when players reveal a 10X symbol. 10X The Cash, includes 1-in-4.41 overall odds of winning a prize.
With 20X The Cash, players try their luck at winning up to $200,000. If they uncover a 20X symbol, the indicated prize is multiplied by 20! This $5 instant game includes over $29 million in total prize money. Overall odds of winning on 20X The Cash are 1-in-4.
Last but not least, 50X The Cash gives players the chance to win one of three $4 million prizes, and offers over $45.5 million in prizes ranging from $50 to $100,000. Players who uncover a 50X symbol have reason to celebrate, as the indicated prize is multiplied by 50! 50X The Cash is a $20 game with overall odds of winning at 1-in-2.94.
Players can purchase 5X The Cash, 10X The Cash, 20X The Cash and 50X The Cash at more than 8,100 Lottery retailers statewide. Profits generated through the sale of these games go to the Common School Fund (K-12 schools) and the Capital Projects Fund (roads, bridges and job creation).
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.