Illinois Lottery Brings 20 Second Cash Grab to Loves Park and Rockford

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ROCKFORD/LOVES PARK (WIFR) – Hundreds of dollars passed by some unexpected grocery store shoppers. The Illinois lottery introduced its newest instant way to get some dough by holding a cash grab.

People stood in what looks like a phone booth for 20 seconds, while cash and prize vouchers blow past. They can grab as much as they want, but only for 20 seconds.

“I just pulled up here to get a haircut and saw the lottery truck. It’s a lot harder than it looks. I wound up with six actual dollars and then enough of the fake dollars to get a free lottery ticket,” said cash booth player James Mikos.

Shoppers at Schnucks in Loves Park and Valli Produce on East State in Rockford all got to try their luck.

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The Illinois Lottery is bringing its newest instant ticket family, ’20 Years of Cash’, to Schnuck’s in Loves Park and Valli Produce in Rockford. Lottery fans will have a 20 second chance to grab as much cash and prize vouchers as they can in the Illinois Lottery’s Cash Booth.

Thursday, March 20, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Schnuck's – 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
1810 Harlem Road
Loves Park, IL

Valli Produce – 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
5880 East State Street
Rockford, IL

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