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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Illinois Lottery Launches For 2016 A New Special Olympics Game

The Illinois Lottery, along with Special Olympics Illinois and Special Children’s Charities, unveils the newest version of The Special Olympics Ticket - a unique lottery instant game to benefit Special Olympics sports training programs across Illinois. The first-in-the-nation Special Olympics Ticket costs $3 and is expected to raise about $1 million to benefit programs that serve over 40,000 Special Olympics athletes in Illinois. 

About Illinois Lottery

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $18 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.

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