Weekly Highlight – The Illinois Lottery

The Illinois Lottery was established in 1974 when the first tickets were sold. Since then it has made great strides in providing ways to win for the state of Illinois.
The Illinois Lottery was started on July 1, 1974 when the first tickets were sold for weekly draw games. The first year brought in $129 million in sales, and a new tradition began.
The Illinois Lottery initially provided funds for the state’s General Fund, but in 1985 legislators passed a law allowing proceeds to go to the Common School Fund. Since then, the Illinois Lottery has provided more than $17 billion for eduction throughout the state.
Recently, the Illinois Lottery has received praise for their Fourth of July Millionaire Raffle.  This game is a semi-annual event which gives more opportunities to win.
This year’s drawing brought extra attention after the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, prompting the lottery to add Blackhawks jerseys to their prize offerings for the drawing.
Also, to go with the drawing, the Illinois Lottery provided fireworks throughout the state to celebrate the 4th of July.
The Illinois Lottery is currently facing bookkeeping errors, but plans to get past these and move on to continue to provide for the state.
The Illinois Lottery proudly provides lottery players with more ways to win. They have four jackpot draw games, three daily draw games, and numerous fun themed scratch-offs. This gives Illinois players more ways to play and win in Illinois.
So checkout the Illinois Lottery and see how you can play and win, and experience a lottery almost 40 years in the making.
For more information check out their website.


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Written by Matt Isaacs

Matt is the Editorial Manager for the LotteryHUB News Team. Matt graduated from Rutgers University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies in May 2013