Illinois Lottery officials recently announced that its “Red Ribbon Cash” instant scratch-off ticket has raised more than $8 million for HIV/AIDS prevention education since 2008. The money will be used to help organizations that work on HIV/AIDS prevention, education and treatment in an effort to eliminate the disease 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 and players can win up to $50,000.