The Illinois Lottery Launches ‘The Good Life’ Family Of Games

Four New Instant Games Offer Prizes Of Up To $10,000 A Week For 20 Years

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

CHICAGO, IL – February 11, 2013 – A new, four-ticket family of Lottery instant games are available in all lottery retailers under a new brand positioning: “The Good Life” family of games. Top prize winners can win over $10.4 million in a 20-year payout.

 “The lottery continues to prove Anything is Possible with a series of games under The Good Life banner,” said Lottery Superintendent Michael Jones.  “The first four games are instant tickets with monthly prizes between $4,000 and $40,000. Future games within the family may include those sold through terminals, over the internet, and with significant prizes beyond just cash.”

The Good Life tickets are available at four different price points--$1, $2, $5 and $10. And with top prizes of $1,000, $2,000, $5,000 and $10,000 a week for 20 years, grand prize Good Life winners will receive their prize in quarterly payments during each of the 20 years.

Grand prize winners for the four games will receive significant cash amounts over the 20 year life of the grand prize:

All of The Good Life games use a traditional match-number game-play that allows consumers to easily determine if they win by matching any of their numbers to any of the winning numbers printed on each ticket. The four games are available at more than 8,100 Lottery retailers statewide.   All grand prizes are subject to required state and federal withholding.

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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.