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ILLINOIS LOTTERY CELEBRATES TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

May 7, 2020

Lottery Offers Virtual ‘Thank You’ Cards to Send to Teachers

CHICAGO – The Illinois Lottery is celebrating teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week by offering a selection of five virtual thank you cards to encourage parents and caregivers to say ‘thank you’ to their extraordinary educators.

“With school buildings now closed, many parents didn’t have a chance to thank their children’s teachers,” said Acting Illinois Lottery Director Harold Mays. “The Illinois Lottery is proud to support education in Illinois and, now more than ever, we recognize the extreme strain placed on teachers and their students navigating e-learning. That’s why we want to make it a little easier to say thanks to our teachers.”

For Teacher Appreciation Week, the Illinois Lottery is offering a selection of five cards to download and send as an end-of-year thank you.

To download a digital thank-you note visit the Illinois Lottery’s website. The Lottery is encouraging all parents and caregivers to email their student’s favorite teacher a virtual thank-you card to show their appreciation for all that teachers do.

Since 1985, the Illinois Lottery has been providing critical funding to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools across the state. Over the past 35 years, Lottery players have generated over $21 billion in funding for education.

Every day, the Lottery plays an essential role in supporting education across the state, contributing approximately $2 million a day for public schools. To understand what that means for each school district state-wide, attached is a list of contributions to the Common School Fund for the fiscal year 2019 here.

About the Illinois Lottery:

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $21 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 homelessness prevention, Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics, police memorials 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.