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Innovative Retail Product Hits Illinois Lottery Stores

May 12th, 2022

Illinois Lottery First To Bring Fast Play Games To Life In-store With Digital Reveal

CHICAGO, May 12, 2022 – The Illinois Lottery’s newest draw-based game, Fast Play, now has a modern twist for today’s lottery player - with a feature called Scan-N-Play.

“This is a brand-new experience for retail players - we’ve transformed a black and white physical ticket into an engaging online play experience,” said Harold Mays, Lottery Director.

In order to try Scan-N-Play, players buy a physical Fast Play ticket in retail and then scan that ticket via the Illinois Lottery app, where the game will play out onscreen revealing the prize outcome.

While more than 20 U.S. lotteries offer a Fast Play game, the Illinois Lottery is the first to bring those games to life for its retail players with a digital reveal.

“This is a U.S. first. With innovative design and engaging content, the Illinois Lottery is giving its players a new experience and a completely different way to play Fast Play,” said Mays.

“Our retail network remains the backbone of the Lottery’s success and we’re pleased to introduce this innovative gameplay for our retailers and players. Strong feedback from our research is that players are excited to give it a go.”

Fast Play Scan-N-Play can be found in all 7,000-plus Illinois Lottery retail stores across the State, with retailers earning commission on every ticket sold in-store, and bonus commission for selling a winning ticket. All prizes under $600 can be claimed in-store, with larger prizes claimed by making an appointment at a prize claim center, online, or via mail.

As private manager of the Illinois Lottery, Camelot Illinois delivered a program of innovation to bring Fast Play games to life for Illinoisians through Scan-N-Play.

Said Keith Horton, Camelot Illinois General Manager and General Counsel: “Two-thirds of Illinois adults now play the lottery regularly - up from around half just a few years ago. Fast Play innovation is intended to excite existing players and further attract new players with engaging content and a modern play experience.”

Fast Play was first introduced in retail in September 2020 and then through the Illinois Lottery website and app in November 2021. In total, there are now 10 Fast Play games available to play in retail and online at a range of price points.

To see a Fast Play Scan-N-Play video, click here.

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About the Illinois Lottery:

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $22 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.