May 30, 2024 2 min read


IL’s Ultimate Diamond Jackpot Reaches the Unprecedented $1.6M

Since the beginning of the year, the Illinois Lottery has handed over $98 million in prizes to Fast Play players

Illinois Lottery fans should be looking out for the largest Fast Play jackpot ever. The progressive jackpot for the Ultimate Diamond Jackpot game has hit the unprecedented sum of $1.6 million, promising to turn its eventual winner into a millionaire.

For context, the top Ultimate Diamond Jackpot prize starts at $75,000 and continues to grow with each sold ticket. The jackpot keeps on swelling until some lucky player wins it.

As one of the Illinois Lottery’s Fast Play progressive jackpot titles, Ultimate Diamond Jackpot naturally enjoys a significant player interest.

The Fast Play genre has proven to be very successful, as demonstrated by the growing prizes and the fact that the Illinois Lottery has sold 5.6 million winning tickets in 2024 alone.

Since the beginning of the year, the Illinois Lottery has handed over $98 million in prizes to Fast Play players, solidifying the attractiveness of the vertical.

The Illinois Lottery offers more than 25 Fast Play games, which are defined by their quick nature. In such games, players don’t have to pick numbers, fill in a play slip or scratch off play fields. Instead, players instantly learn whether they win or not.

One for the History Books

As mentioned the current Ultimate Diamond Jackpot top prize will not only be the biggest Ultimate Diamond jackpot the Illinois Lottery has handed but also the biggest Fast Play jackpot ever. The winner will not only become the state’s next millionaire but will also become an important part of the lottery history.

Prior to this prize, the highest Fast Play jackpot stood at $1.24 million and was handed to an online lottery player who turned their Twenty 20s play into a huge payday. The jackpot in question was won last August.

As the top Ultimate Diamond prize grows, interest in the game is also skyrocketing, posing the jackpot for further growth. Players who wish to have a shot at the jackpot would see for themselves what the fuss is all about and what makes Fast Play games so popular.

Fast Play games are available on the Illinois Lottery app or at, allowing players to enjoy them anywhere in the state. Fans can also purchase tickets at retail locations.


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