Illinois Lottery ticket aims to combat HIV, AIDS
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.