Lottery offers everyone a chance to fight MS
The Illinois Lottery has unveiled a new instant game ticket that will help fund research into the cause, prevention and potential cures for multiple sclerosis (MS), the Illinois Department of Public Health announced recently.
“The Illinois Lottery is proud to be partnering again with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National MS Society in the fight against multiple sclerosis,” Gregory Smith, acting director of the Illinois Lottery, said. “By purchasing the MS Project lottery ticket, players are providing financial support to their fellow Illinois citizens that struggle each day with the effects of multiple sclerosis.”
The $3 ticket represents the tenth edition of the MS Project instant game. Since 2008, the project has raised more than $8.4 million, according to a press release on the Illinois Department of Public Health website.
The game offers a chance to win one of three top prizes of $50,000. All net proceeds, after prize payouts and expenses, will benefit MS research in Illinois.
“I became an MS warrior in 2007," Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti said. "With the help of my neurologist and my family, I have been fortunate not to let MS define me. I’m honored to join the Illinois Lottery to launch this game and thankful for their support to fight this disease. Hopefully, this campaign will bring us one step closer to curing MS.”