CHICAGO (WIFR) -- Illinois Lottery released its "Red Ribbon Cash" instant ticket to support research and prevention for HIV and AIDS.
Lottery officials say the ticket has raised more than $8 million for HIV/AIDS prevention education since 2008.
Profits from the ticket will benefit "Getting to Zero Illinois," a state campaign in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health to Illinois.
The money will help organizations that work on HIV/AIDS prevention, education and treatment in an effort to eliminate the diseases by 2030.
“Continuing to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS research and services is critical to our newly launched Getting to Zero Illinois Plan,” said IDPH acting director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. "Serving the needs of our diverse communities is a priority when it comes to reducing the risks of HIV/AIDS transmission and we want to thank the Illinois Lottery for its commitment to making Illinois a healthier state.”
The Red Ribbon Cash ticket costs $3. Players can win up to $50,000.