Cash grab promotes new lottery game

By Anthony Antoine | aantoine@wcia.com

Published 05/20 2014 03:35PM

Updated 05/20 2014 06:02PM

CHAMPAIGN -- We all like the sound of free money. Dozens of people walked away with a few extra bucks at an area grocery store.

The Illinois Lottery set up shop at County Market, on Kirby. It's promoting a new scratch-off game. What better way to do it than with a cash grab?

People got the chance to step into the money machine and grab as much as they could in 20 seconds. The fake bills were used to buy lottery tickets to win cash.

WCIA-3's Anthony Antoine tried it, but walked away with nothing. Our videographer, Jeff Samson, won $3!

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