Tuesday, April 7, 2009

In the News: Illinois Lottery Releases New MS Ticket, Dash! For Cash

The Illinois Lottery is encouraging the public to continue their support for MS education and awareness by purchasing the newest $2 instant ticket called "Dash! For Cash." On March 4, 2009, the Lottery released "Dash! For Cash" to continue the "movement" to "scratch-out" multiple sclerosis. "Dash! For Cash" is the second instant game created to support the nation's first-ever lottery ticket where 100 percent of the net proceeds are used to help create a world free of MS.

"To date, the first MS ticket has generated more than $1.4 million," said Illinois Lottery Acting Superintendent Jodie Winnett. "We are encouraging our current player base to purchase this ticket, and new players to support this cause as well."

Activists from the National MS Society, Greater Illinois and Gateway Area chapters, which represent more than 20,000 people in Illinois, helped change the way legislators view multiple sclerosis. The new ticket will provide funding for the Illinois Multiple Sclerosis Research Fund. The earmarked funds from the sale of "Dash! For Cash" instant tickets will support much needed research that will help us provide better care through understanding the disease and some day discover a cure.

This is an excerpt from an April 6 press release. Click here to read the full story.

3 comments:

dgewhitney said...

Anyone know if you can purchase the ticket from out of state!

Anonymous said...

How do I get my state to do this

James Bishop said...

I have purchased a few of these tickets already and won ever time. This is a great site and thank you for all tis great info. please visit my MS blog at http://jmelivingwithms.blogspot.com/
I am using it to inform as well as try and earn an income as I am no longer able to work due to MS

God Bless
Jamie