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Illinois Lottery Launches New Way to Play the Lottery

May 17, 2022 |

Bringing Fast Play Games to Life In-store With Digital Reveal CHICAGO, Illinois, 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 […]

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Harold Mays Confirmed as Director of The Illinois Department of The Lottery

April 2, 2022 |

CHICAGO, Illinois (March 25, 2022) – Harold Mays was confirmed as the Director of the Illinois Department of the Lottery by the State Senate on Tuesday, March 22. Mays, who served as the Acting Director of the Illinois Lottery beginning […]

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The Illinois Lottery Launches Fast Play Online

December 10, 2021 |

A New and Convenient Way to Play the Lottery’s Popular Retail Draw Game CHICAGO, Illinois (November 29, 2021) – This month, the Illinois Lottery became the first lottery in the U.S. to launch its Fast Play games online. Fast Play […]

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State Officials Narrow Suburban Chicago Casino Bids to 2

November 1, 2021 | Subscriber Only

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Record Illinois Lottery Sales Provides $762 Million To Illinois Schools

September 20, 2021 |

The Illinois Lottery Announces Fiscal Year 2021 Results CHICAGO, Illinois (Sept. 16, 2021) – As most Illinois schools have headed ‘back to school’ in one form or another in the past few weeks, the Illinois Lottery is announcing returns of […]

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Report: Illinois Lottery Sales Jump to Highest Level Ever

September 19, 2021 | Subscriber Only

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Illinois Lottery Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

May 11, 2020 |

Lottery Offers Virtual ‘Thank You’ Cards to Send to Teachers CHICAGO, Illinois  — 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 […]

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Illinois Lottery Thanks First Responders

May 9, 2020 |

Lottery Partners with Retailers to Honor the Blue Police Memorial Ticket Launch CHICAGO, Illinois  — In honor of the launch of the Illinois Lottery’s Blue Police Memorial instant ticket, the Lottery is partnering with select retailers to thank first responders […]

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The Illinois Lottery Cautions Players to Watch out for Scams

May 2, 2020 |

Tips on How to Play It Safe CHICAGO, Illinois  — As scams from fraud to price gouging are on the rise throughout the United States, the Illinois Lottery is reminding its players how to ‘play it safe’ during these uncertain […]

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Mega Millions® And Powerball® Jackpot Updates

April 10, 2020 |

New Game Rules for Starting Jackpot and Roll Increases CHICAGO, Illinois  — In response to changing consumer behavior due to COVID-19, nationwide changes have been made to the Mega Millions and Powerball starting jackpot amounts and minimum jackpot roll increases. […]

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Illinois Lottery Releases 2020 “MS Project” Instant Ticket

March 14, 2020 |

100% of Ticket Proceeds Fund Research and Treatment for People Living with Multiple Sclerosis CHICAGO, Illinois –The Illinois Lottery today released its annual “MS Project” scratch-off ticket, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Greater […]

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‘20 Years of Cash’ Instant Tickets Are Back

March 12, 2020 |

Illinois Lottery annuity tickets will payout until 2040 for lucky winners CHICAGO, Illinois (March 9, 2020) — The Illinois Lottery is bringing back its ‘20 Years of Cash’ instant tickets for the first time since 2014, with a top prize […]

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$6,250,000 Lotto Jackpot Won on the Illinois Lottery App!

February 12, 2020 |

CHICAGO, Illinois– If you bought a Lotto ticket on the Illinois Lottery app, you may want to check your email right away! A $6,250,000 winning Lotto ticket was purchased for the Monday, February 10, drawing. The winning Lotto ticket matched […]

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Illinois Lottery Looks Back at the Past Decade

December 30, 2019 |

Ten Years of Lucky Winners, Major Milestones and Giving Back CHICAGO, Illinois (December 27, 2019) — As we count down the days until we ring in 2020 and kick off a new decade, the Illinois Lottery takes a look back […]

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