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Celebrate The Illinois Lottery's 50th Anniversary!

It's time to hit the dance floor and get your groove on with the Illinois Lottery! Without you, the players, none of the amazing moments we’ve experienced and the good we’ve done could have been possible. Thank you for playing, Illinois!

The Illinois Lottery started making winners back in July of 1974. Later that year, Illinois became the first state to air a drawing live on television. The first Instant Ticket, 7-11-21®, was released a year later in 1975. Then, in 1985, the Illinois-favorite daily draw game Pick 3 hit the scene.

Since 1985, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $24 billion to the Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools.

Celebrate Winning

Learn about all of the ways you can win during our celebration!

Celebrate and Scratch Away!

The Celebration Family of Instant Tickets is available now and includes a 2nd Chance Promotion.

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