Illinois Lottery ‘Cash Booth’ Stirs Up Fans in Carbondale

Players offered 20-second ‘Cash Grab’ to Celebrate New Lottery Instant Games – ‘20 Years of Cash’

For Immediate Release Contact: Chanele Newton 312-368-5814

Carbondale, IL – June 20, 2014 – The Illinois Lottery brought its popular “Cash Booth” to Carbondale today, when dozens of Lottery fans were given the opportunity to grab free 20 years of Cash instant tickets and other lottery prizes. The booth was operational for several hours today at Kroger, 501 North Giant City Road, and Shell, 222 North Emerald.  Dozens of adults lined up 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 kicked off its Cash Booth tour this past February in Chicago and Joliet and made stops in Rockford and Loves Park in March, Milan and Silvis in April and Champaign-Urbana last month. Today’s event in Carbondale marked the end of the lively 20 Years of Cash, Cash Booth promotion. Consumers were also able to win even more cash via the Illinois Lottery’s Facebook 60 Seconds of Cash promotion. Three (3) $500 grand prizes were awarded in the June 10 drawing. The grand prize winners, Name from Location, Name from Location and Name from Location will have the chance to win up to an additional $1,000 in a 60 second cashbox grab. Be sure to check Lottery social media pages for additional promotions taking place this summer.

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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.