Illinois Lottery ‘Cash Booth’ brings Excitement to Champaign and Urbana

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

For Immediate Release Contact: Chanele Newton

Champaign, IL – May 20, 2014 – The Illinois Lottery brought some good fortune to Champaign and Urbana today with its 20 Years of Cash Lottery Cash Booth. Lottery fans flocked to County Market,  2901 West Kirby in Champaign and Schnucks, 200 North Vine Street  in Urbana 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 and Milan and Silvis last month. The Cash Booth will travel to Carbondale next month to give consumers a chance to try their luck. Consumers can win even more cash via the Illinois Lottery’s Facebook 60 Seconds of Cash promotion. Three (3) $500 grand prizes will be awarded in the drawing and the grand prize winners will have the chance to win up to an additional $1,000 in a 60 second cashbox grab. Last day to enter is Monday, June 9 at 11:59 pm. Be sure to check Lottery social media pages for official rules and instructions on how to enter the drawing.

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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.