Illinois Lottery Relaunches Lotería Instant Ticket
Ticket inspired by beloved Mexican game offers $50,000 top prize
CHICAGO - The Illinois Lottery has relaunched the popular Lotería instant ticket, which features a top prize of $50,000.
The ticket is inspired by the Bingo-style Lotería game, which has been a favorite pastime in Mexican culture since the 19th Century.
“With the release of the new Lotería ticket, we are proud to offer another fun and unique scratch-off game to the people of Illinois,” Illinois Lottery Acting Director Harold Mays said. “Lotería has a rich history in the Mexican community, and we are excited to celebrate that tradition.”
To play the Lotería ticket, players scratch off a “caller’s card” to reveal 14 symbols, such as “The Rooster,” “The Crown” and “The Watermelon.” Players aim to match four of those symbols in a row on their playing board to win a prize. Lotería tickets cost $3 each.
This is the fourth time the Illinois Lottery has offered the Lotería instant ticket. It was first introduced by the Illinois Lottery in 2009 and offered twice again in 2016.
Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $20 billion (since 1985) 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 services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all draw-based Illinois Lottery games at illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.