The Illinois Lottery is launching its Blue Police Memorial instant ticket. This ticket provides 100% of its proceeds to build and maintain police memorials, hold commemorations and provide scholarships and assistance for families of fallen officers or those officers who have been injured on the job. Funds also can be used to purchase or replace bulletproof vests to be used in the line of duty.

The Blue ticket costs $2, and players can win up to $20,000. It was designed in collaboration with the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, the Illinois Police Officers Memorial Committee and the Illinois State Police Memorial Park Fund. All the profits from the ticket will be divided evenly among the three foundations.

To celebrate the launch of the ticket and recognize the work of first responders across the state, the Illinois Lottery is partnering with more than 60 retailers to provide a free cup of coffee or $1 off a pastry starting May 5 to law enforcement officers, health care workers, EMTs and firefighters. Find a participating retailer near you and help spread the word:

We hope you will consider purchasing this ticket and encouraging others to do the same.

To learn more about this ticket, visit

Thank you for your support of our organization as we work continue to support our officers.