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20 ILCS 1605/21.5

    (20 ILCS 1605/21.5)
    Sec. 21.5. Carolyn Adams Ticket For The Cure.
    (a) The Department shall offer a special instant scratch-off game with the title of "Carolyn Adams Ticket For The Cure". The game shall commence on January 1, 2006 or as soon thereafter, in the discretion of the Director, as is reasonably practical, and shall be discontinued on December 31, 2026. The operation of the game shall be governed by this Act and any rules adopted by the Department. The Department must consult with the Carolyn Adams Ticket For The Cure Board, which is established under Section 2310-347 of the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, regarding the design and promotion of the game.
    (b) The Carolyn Adams Ticket For The Cure Grant Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. The net revenue from the Carolyn Adams Ticket For The Cure special instant scratch-off game shall be deposited into the Fund for appropriation by the General Assembly solely to the Department of Public Health for the purpose of making grants to public or private entities in Illinois for the purpose of funding breast cancer research, and supportive services for breast cancer survivors and those impacted by breast cancer and breast cancer education. In awarding grants, the Department of Public Health shall consider criteria that includes, but is not limited to, projects and initiatives that address disparities in incidence and mortality rates of breast cancer, based on data from the Illinois Cancer Registry, and populations facing barriers to care. The Department of Public Health shall, before grants are awarded, provide copies of all grant applications to the Carolyn Adams Ticket For The Cure Board, receive and review the Board's recommendations and comments, and consult with the Board regarding the grants. For purposes of this Section, the term "research" includes, without limitation, expenditures to develop and advance the understanding, techniques, and modalities effective in the detection, prevention, screening, and treatment of breast cancer and may include clinical trials. The grant funds may not be used for institutional, organizational, or community-based overhead costs, indirect costs, or levies.
    Moneys received for the purposes of this Section, including, without limitation, net revenue from the special instant scratch-off game and gifts, grants, and awards from any public or private entity, must be deposited into the Fund. Any interest earned on moneys in the Fund must be deposited into the Fund.
    As used in this subsection, "net revenue" means the total amount for which tickets have been sold less the sum of the amount paid out in prizes and to retailers, and direct and estimated administrative expenses of the Department solely related to the Ticket For The Cure game.
    (c) During the time that tickets are sold for the Carolyn Adams Ticket For The Cure game, the Department shall not unreasonably diminish the efforts devoted to marketing any other instant scratch-off lottery game.
    (d) The Department may adopt any rules necessary to implement and administer the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 103-381, eff. 7-28-23.)