Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Pennsylvania Lottery Millionaire Raffle Is Back!

Tickets went on sale May 5 for the 20th edition of Millionaire Raffle, offering the Pennsylvania Lottery’s best chances of winning a $1 million prize. This limited-time, twice-annual game features 6,000 cash prizes totaling more than $5 million.
Tickets are available until 5 p.m. on the drawing date, Saturday, July 11, 2015, or until sold out. All previous Millionaire Raffle games have sold out.

“Since our first Millionaire Raffle went on sale 10 years ago, the game has awarded more than $101.5 million to tens of thousands of winners across Pennsylvania,” said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “Our players are always excited when Millionaire Raffle returns and we invite them to play responsibly.”

Only 500,000 tickets will be sold. Each $20 ticket offers a 1-in-125,000 chance of winning one of the $1 million top prizes. The overall chances of winning any prize are 1-in-83.33. Millionaire Raffle’s prize levels are:
  • Four prizes of $1 million
  • Four prizes of $100,000
  • 100 prizes of $1,000
  • 5,892 prizes of $100

After purchase, immediately sign the back of your ticket and store it in a safe place until the drawing.

Each ticket features a unique, eight-digit number issued sequentially as tickets are sold across the state. The first ticket sold is number 00000001, and the final ticket sold is number 00500000.

To be considered a winning ticket, the number on a Millionaire Raffle ticket must exactly match a winning number selected in the drawing, and all digits must appear in the same sequence as the winning number.

Winning Millionaire Raffle numbers will be randomly selected on July 11. The Lottery’s live drawing show at 6:59 p.m. will televise the selection of four $1 million, top-prize ticket numbers and four $100,000, second-prize ticket numbers.

The remaining 100 winning numbers for prizes of $1,000 each and 5,892 winning numbers for prizes of $100 each also will be selected, but will not be televised live due to time constraints. In total, 6,000 prizes worth $5,089,200 will be awarded.

Players may visit www.palottery.com to review a list of winning numbers after the drawing. Players should check Millionaire Raffle tickets using scanners found at Lottery retailers.

For the convenience of players who pool ticket purchases with others, Millionaire Raffle Pool Play forms are available on www.palottery.com.

About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $24.7 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state.

The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds players to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. For help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-848-1880.

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