Illinois Lottery Launches New Version Of Ticket Meant To Benefit Special Olympics

Feb 16, 2017

Credit Illinois Lottery

The Illinois lottery is launching a new version of an instant game designed to provide funds to help the mentally disabled. 

It has a top prize of $50,000 and all proceeds go to the Special Olympics.  Human Services Secretary James Dimas calls the program rewarding.  

"The opportunities that Special Olympics provides to children and adults with intellectual disabilities are unparalleled," he says.  "Special Olympics helps to create a sense of belonging and a sense of community, while at the same time encouraging self expression."

The ticket has raised more than $1.5 million for the Special Olympics since 2015.