Rock Out with the Illinois Lottery’s
‘Anything’s Possible®’ Music Series

Win tickets to the hottest artists coming to Illinois this summer

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

Chicago, IL – May 27, 2014— The Illinois Lottery is once again bringing a season of summertime fun to Illinoisans with its Anything’s Possible Music Series contest. Throughout the summer, the Lottery, in partnership with Live Nation and Jam Productions, will be engaging with consumers at more than 70 concerts throughout the state. Illinois residents 18 years and older looking to fill their summer calendar with live entertainment can log onto to enter the Anything’s Possible Music Series promotion to be eligible to win fun-filled prizes from the Illinois Lottery – including tickets to select concerts.

The Grand Prize in this year’s Music Series promotion is a flyaway trip for two to any Live Nation concert in the United States, along with $5,000 spending money. Fans can also enter to win tickets to the various acts coming to Chicago, Springfield and DuQuoin, as well as prizes like headphones, portable speakers and music-themed gift cards. 

Last year’s Music Series Grand Prize winner, Amanda Tolbert of Lemont, won two reserved tickets to EVERY 2014 Live Nation produced music concert at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park and FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago. She’s looking forward to attending her first music series concert next Friday. 

“I can’t wait to see Styx and Foreigner!” said the busy mother of two. “I’m excited to get out and enjoy some good music with great seats for free.” Tolbert, 32, and her husband George are “huge fans of all types of music.” 

Tolbert entered the Music Series contest at home last year by visiting the music series website and was “shocked” to learn that her entry was randomly chosen from more than 12,000 entries. “We were so lucky to win and I’m forever grateful to the Illinois Lottery for these tickets. I would have never been able to attend all of these shows,” she said. “People should definitely enter this year. You never know what will happen, and concerts are always fun.”

This year, Illinois Lottery music fans can follow the Music Series on the Lottery’s social media sites hashtag #APMusicSeries, Illinois Lottery’s Facebook Page or text MUSIC to 87329 for daily updates. Fans can also submit a local band to be featured on the to help their favorite home-town musicians gain statewide exposure.

“Our Anything’s Possible Music Series will showcase the Lottery at popular venues across the state where exciting artists are representing a number of music genres,” said Francesco Parola, VP Sales and Marketing for Northstar Lottery Group, the private manager of the Illinois Lottery. “Our goal is to meet as many music fans as possible this summer; whether its providing VIP passes at the Janelle Monae concert at the Taste of Chicago, the PitBull show on the Illinois Lottery Grandstand State at the Illinois State Fair, or the Rodney Atkins show at the DuQuoin State Fair, we want to interact each day with music and lottery fans and make them more familiar with Illinois Lottery games, the brand and the good causes supported by the Lottery.”

And to top it off, the Anything’s Possible Music Series instant ticket will go on sale on July 1. Players can win up to $1,000 on this $1 instant game. Look for more details on the Music Series instant ticket in mid-June. The Music Series promotion will conclude on November 14, 2014.


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.