Illinois Lottery Sprouts New Instant Tickets For May
|For Immediate Release||Contact: Chanele Newton (312) 368-5814|
Chicago, IL—May 8, 2013 —The month of May is blooming with new instant tickets from the Illinois Lottery. Loose Change, Bullseye Cash, Mega Millions, Powerball, and $250,000,000 Cash Spectacular gives players the chance to win prizes ranging from $500 to $1 million. These games join the Illinois Lottery’s current line-up of popular instant games like The MS Project, which benefits people living with MS in Illinois, and The Good Life, as well as popular numbers games like Mega Millions and Powerball.
Loose Change is a new $1 instant game that offers prizes up to $500. Players win when they scratch the play area and reveal coins that add up to over $1.00 – resulting in anything but loose change! Overall odds of winning a prize on Loose Change are 1-in- 4.81.
A new $2 instant game, Bullseye Cash, provides the chance to win up to $25,000. Featuring a match-number game-play, this game allows players to win when they match any of their numbers to any of the winning numbers. Prizes can grow up to four times if a player uncovers a multiplier in the bullseye. Bullseye Cash, includes 1-in-4.56 overall odds of winning a prize.
Players can try their luck at winning up to $200,000 on their favorite draw games now in the form of an instant ticket. With the new Mega Millions andPowerball instant games every ticket is a guaranteed winner, paying out either a Quick Pick ticket – redeemable in stores – or a cash prize. Both games feature a match-number game-play and players win big when they match their numbers to the winning numbers.
Rounding out the new games for May is the $250,000,000 Cash Spectacular instant ticket. This new game offers 30 $1 million prizes, and provides over $74 million in prizes ranging from $100 to $20,000. This $10 game features the popular match-number game-play, with several fun twists. Players that reveal a money bag symbol automatically win the prize shown; uncover a double money-sign symbol and win double the prize shown; get a 10X symbol and win 10 times the prize shown! $250,000,000 Cash Spectacular boasts over 9.6 million total prizes with overall odds of winning at 1-in-3.42.
Players can purchase Loose Change, Bullseye Cash, Mega Millions, Powerball, and $250,000,000 Cash Spectacular instant tickets at more than 8,100 Lottery retailers statewide. Profits generated through the sale of these games go to the Common School Fund (K-12 public 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.