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Illinois Lottery launches second Chicago Blackhawks Cash scratch-off ticket

by Staff Writer / Chicago Blackhawks
The Illinois Lottery has launched the second Chicago Blackhawks® Cash scratch-off ticket. Last year’s inaugural ticket was a huge success that paralleled the Chicago Blackhawks® Stanley Cup® winning season.

This year, Illinois Lottery is offering six different Blackhawks® Cash tickets, and each ticket will showcase one of six Blackhawks® players. The tickets will feature team members Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Marian Hossa, Brian Campbell and Duncan Keith. Lottery players can not only win money and prizes from the ticket, but fans are also encouraged to collect the tickets to add to their Chicago Blackhawks® memorabilia collection.

Each ticket costs $5 and is available for purchase at Illinois Lottery retailers across the state. Players can win a variety of prizes ranging from a Chicago Blackhawks® jersey, up to $100,000 in cash. The ticket also offers second-chance opportunities where players can win a pair of season tickets or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel with the team.

Last year, two winners won the trip of a lifetime in the Blackhawks Cash Second-Chance promotion. Kevin Cleinmark of Bloomington and Bob Sheets of Chester won last’s year’s promotion which included a ride on the Chicago Blackhawks® charter plane to an away game earlier this season. In addition to their one night hotel stay in the visiting city, they also received replica game jerseys, tickets to the game, and $500 cash.

“This trip was awesome,” said Cleinmark. “I enjoyed the entire experience, especially being on the charter plane with the team. How can you beat that,” he added.

This year, two more fans will win a similar trip through the second chance promotion.

“This ticket was such a massive success with our players last year,” said Paul Arnell, director of promotions for the Illinois Lottery. ”We sold out so quickly that we knew we had to bring it back and continue the excitement of Blackhawks fever throughout Illinois. The tickets also make great holiday gifts for every Blackhawks® fan.”
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