(WSIL) – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Illinois Lottery has launched a new instant game that helps raise funds in support of the fight against breast cancer in Illinois.
One hundred percent of the profits from the Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure go to organizations throughout the state that helps fight breast cancer in Illinois in the form of Illinois Department of Public Health grants. These grants help fund medical research, increase breast cancer awareness and aid organizations fighting breast cancer across the state.
Acting Director Harold Mays says the Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure instant game, has raised more than $13 million dollars to support breast cancer research, awareness, and education in Illinois.
The first ticket for a cure was launched in 2006. It was renamed the “Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure” in 2011 in honor of former Illinois Lottery Superintendent (2003-2007) Carolyn Adams, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2007.
Each Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure costs $3. The ticket features a top prize of $50,000, and it is available for purchase at the more than 7,200 Illinois Lottery retailers across the state.
For more information from IDPH about breast cancer and screenings in Illinois, click here.