Illinois Lottery to Help Find Cure for Multiple Sclerosis

CHICAGO - The Illinois Lottery hopes to raise money to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) with the 2018 edition of its MS Project instant game.

"Players who buy an MS Project lottery ticket are providing financial support to Illinois residents who struggle each day with the effects of multiple sclerosis," Illinois Lottery Acting Director Gregory Smith said. "The Lottery is proud to partner again with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Greater Illinois Chapter of the MS Society in the fight against multiple sclerosis."

Proceeds from MS Project tickets sales will help pay for research.

The game, now on it's 11th edition, has raised $9 million since 2008. The game offers three top prizes of $50,000. 

"I became an MS warrior in 2007," said Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, who suffers from MS. "With the help of my neurologist and my family, I have been fortunate not to let MS define me."

"Thanks much in part to ongoing Lottery-funded research projects taking place across the state, Illinois is a leader in cutting-edge research aimed at stopping MS in its tracks, restoring what has been lost and ending the disease forever," said Sarah Rodriguez, President of the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National MS Society.

Profits from The MS Project instant game go to the Illinois Multiple Sclerosis Research Fund, which awards grants to MS research organizations within Illinois.

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