Illinois Lottery Launches ‘20 Years of Cash’ Instant Games

Scores of Players Offered 20-second ‘Cash Grab’ In Lottery Booth

For Immediate Release Contact: Chanele Newton

CHICAGO, IL – February 27, 2014 – The Windy City took on a whole new meaning today for scores of adults who participated in the launch of the Illinois Lottery’s newest instant games--20 Years of Cash. Crowds gathered at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago and at a Joliet Speedway station (1621 West Jefferson) for a chance to go inside the Lottery’s forced-air Cash Booth and grab—for 20 seconds—floating $1 dollar bills and coupons good for  Lottery instant tickets and branded merchandise.

20 Years of Cash tickets are available at four price points--$1, $2, $5 and $10--with top prizes, respectively, of $1,000, $2,000, $5,000 and $10,000 a week for 20 years (prizes paid quarterly). In addition to the annuitized prizes, 20 Years of Cash grand prize winners also receive an immediate payment of $100,000, $200,000, $500,000 or $1,000,000, depending on which of the four games was purchased.

Grand prize winners in each the four games will receive the following total prize money (subject to federal and state withholding):  

  •          $1 game: $1,140,000
  •          $2 game: $2,280,000
  •          $5 game: $5,700,000
  •          $10 game: $11,400,000

The 20 Years of Cash games feature a familiar 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 8,200 Lottery retailers statewide.

The Illinois Lottery will be making stops throughout the year in Rockford, Champaign, Rock Island and Carbondale to give consumers a chance to try their luck in the Cash Booth. Be sure to check Lottery social media pages for exact locations, dates and times.

For more information on 20 Years of Cash, please visit


About Illinois Lottery

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 Players must be at least 18 years old.