MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Nov. 7, 2017 — Sales began today for the Pennsylvania Lottery's New Year's Millionaire Raffle, which will feature eight $100,000 Weekly Drawings leading up to the January 6 drawing.
“Millionaire Raffle players really enjoy the opportunity to win twice on each ticket,” said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “We will award a total of $800,000 in weekly prizes before the main drawing even takes place.”
The January 6 drawing will award 6,000 cash prizes totaling more than $5 million: four $1 million prizes, four $100,000 prizes, 100 prizes of $1,000, and 5,892 prizes of $100.
Only 500,000 tickets will be available until 8 p.m. on the drawing date or until sold out. Only ticket numbers sold are included in the drawing. Tickets numbers are sold sequentially across the state, starting at 00000001 and ending at 00500000. Only an exact match wins.
If all tickets are sold, each $20 ticket offers a 1 in 125,000 chance of winning one of the $1 million top prizes. The drawing's overall chances of winning any prize are 1 in 83.33.
On January 6, winning numbers will be randomly selected by computer and posted at palottery.com after 10 p.m. Players should check each ticket using scanners found at Lottery retailers or with the ticket checker on our official mobile app.
$100,000 Weekly Drawings
Eight $100,000 Weekly Drawings will each award one prize of $100,000. Players do not need to take extra steps to enter these drawings, which will include only the ticket numbers sold during that drawing's qualifying purchase period:
- Drawing 1: Tickets sold from November 7 – 13.
- Drawing 2: Tickets sold from November 14 – 20.
- Drawing 3: Tickets sold from November 21 – 27.
- Drawing 4: Tickets sold from November 28 – December 4.
- Drawing 5: Tickets sold from December 5 – 11.
- Drawing 6: Tickets sold from December 12 – 18.
- Drawing 7: Tickets sold from December 19 – 25.
- Drawing 8: Tickets sold from December 26 – January 1.
Only an exact match wins. Winning ticket numbers will be posted each week at palottery.com. Players may also scan their ticket to see if it has won a prize.
$100,000 Weekly Drawing prizes must be claimed in person at Pennsylvania Lottery offices and cannot be claimed at a retailer or by mail. See rules and claim instructions at palottery.com.
Because a ticket can win in both a weekly drawing and the January 6 drawing, players are reminded to keep and check their tickets.
The Pennsylvania Lottery's Millionaire Raffle game has created more than 100 new millionaires since it debuted in 2005. This is the 27th time the game has been offered.
About Us: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed nearly $28 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.
Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a compulsive gambling problem.
Visit palottery.com for winning numbers, rules, chances of winning, and to join the VIP Players Club for second chances to win. Install our official mobile app, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @PALottery.
MEDIA CONTACT: Lottery Media Relations, 717-702-8008
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery
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