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LIGHTNING RELEASES — CHICAGO, IL – April 8, 2014 –The Illinois Lottery released a family of new instant games this month. $2,500 Jackpot, $25,000 Jackpot, $250,000 Jackpot and $2,500,000 Jackpot offer players multiple chances to win big prizes. These four games join popular instant games like The MS Project and ongoing numbers games like Lotto with Extra Shot.

$2,500 Jackpot gives players five chances to win and offers a top prize of $2,500. Overall odds of winning a prize on $2,500 Jackpot are 1-in-4.64 and costs just $1 to play.

Players can win even more cash on $25,000 Jackpot. The $2 instant ticket provides a chance to pocket up to $25,000. Overall odds of winning a prize on $25,000 Jackpot are 1-in-4.75.

Players can also try their luck on $250,000 Jackpot. With top prizes equaling a quarter of a million dollars, this $5 instant ticket boasts over $30 million in prizes. Overall odds of winning a prize on $250,000 Jackpot are 1-in-4.02.

$2,500,000 Jackpot offers multi-million dollar top prizes along with over $22 million in prizes worth $50 or more–and $57 million in total prizes. And best of all, the $10 game gives players 15 chances to win on one ticket. Overall odds of winning a prize on $2,500,000 Jackpot are 1-in-3.35.

All of these 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.

Players can purchase these games at more than 8,200 Lottery retailers statewide.

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 illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.

Contact: Chanele Newton 312-368-5814

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