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Big Game 'Survives' 11 Rollovers; Reaches $54 Million

21 July 2000

CHICAGO,Illinois--(Press Release) July 21,2000-- Thinking of heading off to a deserted island with nothing to eat but rats and worms just for a chance to win $1 million? The Illinois Lottery has a better solution.

After 11 rollovers starting June 13, the Big Game has reached $54 million for tonight's drawing -- enough to buy your very own island!

Ticket sales through today have been very good in all seven Big Game states, which include Illinois, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland, Georgia, Virginia and New Jersey.

``Strong sales mean high jackpots and we're thrilled Friday's jackpot has reached this level,'' Lottery Director Lori Montana said. ``We know Illinois Lottery players have more fun and this jackpot adds to the excitement.''

There are nine ways to win the Big Game, anywhere from matching just the big money ball and winning $1 to matching all five numbers plus the big money ball for the grand prize.

Big Game drawings are Tuesday and Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. and broadcast on WGN-TV and WBBM 780 am radio.

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