IL Lottery Rings In New Year With Four New Instant Tickets

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CHICAGO, IL – January 8, 2013 – The Lottery is ringing in 2013 with four new instant games that sport top prizes ranging from $3,000 to $2 million. Match 3 TriplerLucky in LoveLucky Start! and Mega Cash – are the newest games of the new year, joining  popular instant games like Veterans Cash and Birthday Surprise, and popular numbers games like Lotto with Extra Shot. Players can purchase all four new games at more than 8,100 Lottery retailers statewide. 

Match 3 Tripler is a new instant ticket where for as little as $1, players can win up to $3,000. Players win this game by matching three like amounts or by matching two like amounts and uncovering a 3X symbol. Overall odds of winning a prize on Match 3 Tripler are 1-in-4.91.

The new $2 instant game, Lucky in Love, premieres just before Valentine’s Day in February. This game offers players the chance to win a top prize of $20,000. When players match any of their numbers to either winning number, they win the prize shown for that number. If they uncover a cupid symbol, they automatically win the prize shown for that symbol.  Overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.55.

Do you routinely press the alarm clock snooze button?  Sometimes people need a little extra incentive to start their day. With Lucky Start! players wake up to the possibility of winning up $200,000. This new $5 game features the popular match-number game play, with several fun twists:  Those 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 5X symbol they and win five times the prize shown! Overall odds of winning on Lucky Start! are 1-in-4.10.

Mega Cash offers players the chance to win up to $2,000,000 on a single $10 instant ticket. Players have 15 chances to win a prize on each ticket. Mega Cashalso has a match-number game play with some twists:  If players get a money bag symbol, they win the prize shown for that symbol automatically; those that reveal a double money sign symbol win double the prize shown; and players who get a 10X symbol win ten times the prize shown. Overall odds of winning a prize are 1-in-3.56.

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).


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.