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Rivermen to Battle for Illinois Lottery Cup
Published: October 5th 2011 @ 4:00 PM



The Peoria Rivermen have teamed up with the Rockford IceHogs and the Chicago Wolves to play for the inaugural Illinois Lottery Cup during the 2011-12 season.  The winner will be determined by best overall winning percentage in head-to-head series between the three Illinois-based teams.   


The Rivermen will face the IceHogs 12 times this season while they will face the Wolves in 10 games.  The Wolves and IceHogs will play each other 12 times. 


“We are very excited to take our great rivalry with the other Illinois teams to a new level with the Illinois Lottery Cup,” said Rivermen C.O.O Jason Penning.  “Plus Illinois Lottery’s involvement is going to add some fun and exciting promotions for our fans to enjoy and maybe even win a little money.”


During select Illinois Lottery Cup game at Carver Arena, fans will have the opportunity to take pictures with the Cup and during every game some lucky fans will win $1 instant game tickets from the Illinois Lottery. 


The Rivermen have also announced a limited-time Illinois Lottery Cup ticket plan that features a lower-bowl ticket to three Illinois Lottery Cup games and five $1 instant game tickets for just $60.  These plans are on sale now and only 100 of these great plans will be sold. 


Carver Arena will play host to 11 of the Illinois Lottery Cup games with the first one being held on Sunday, Oct. 9 against Rockford.


Illinois Lottery Cup Games in Peoria

Sunday, Oct. 9 vs. Rockford                              Sunday, Dec.4 vs. Rockford

Sunday, Oct. 23 vs. Chicago                              Monday, Dec. 26 vs. Chicago

Friday, Oct. 28 vs. Rockford                             Saturday, Dec. 31 vs. Rockford

Thursday, Nov. 3 vs. Chicago                            Friday, Jan. 6 vs. Chicago

Friday, Nov. 4 vs. Chicago                                Saturday, March 3 vs. Rockford

Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Rockford



About the Illinois Lottery

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed $16.4 billion to the state Common School Fund, as well as the Capital Fund. The Illinois Lottery is now managed by Northstar Lottery Group, a fully integrated consortium of best-in-class companies with over 50 years of combined experience in Illinois. Northstar will responsibly drive Illinois Lottery growth and returns to benefit Illinois residents. Players must be at least 18 years old.


For more information or to purchase your Illinois Lottery Cup ticket plan please call 309-676-1040 or stop by the Rivermen office located inside the Peoria Civic Center.