Illinois Lottery debuts hamster mascot ‘Claude’

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Claude was chosen as the holiday campaign's celebrity hamster due to his love of scratching, according to the Illinois Lottery.
"The Lottery is bringing a little cheer to the holidays by sharing some behind the scenes footage of its recent shoot with celebrity hamster Claude - and giving viewers the chance to win prizes," a release said.

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Viewers can "gift" different items to the hamster and see how he reacts for a chance to win prizes and "bring some joy to the holiday season," the Lottery said.