MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Jan. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Lottery's New Year's Millionaire Raffle was drawn tonight, creating four new millionaires and thousands of other winners for a total of $5,089,200 in prizes.
The four, randomly-selected $1 million top-prize raffle ticket numbers were: 00209833, 00239465, 00265123, and 00299920.
The four $100,000 second-tier prize raffle ticket numbers drawn were: 00151367, 00422063, 00474121, and 00499224.
Millionaire Raffle also awarded 100 prizes of $1,000 and 5,892 prizes of $100. The drawing offered a total of 6,000 prizes and was conducted from among 500,000 ticket numbers sold between November 8, 2016, and January 6, 2017, when the game sold out. Each ticket cost $20.
To win, the eight-digit ticket number must exactly match a winning number randomly selected in the raffle drawing. All digits must appear in the same sequence as the winning number.
Players may check winning numbers beginning tonight at palottery.com. Winning raffle ticket numbers will be listed by prize category. Players should also check their tickets using a scanner available at Lottery retailers and immediately sign any winning tickets.
The $1 million top prizes must be claimed by presenting a winning ticket at Pennsylvania Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at any of the Lottery's seven area offices. Claims may be filed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lottery headquarters and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices.
Claims for the $100,000 prizes can be filed at any of the Lottery's seven area offices or at a Pennsylvania Lottery retailer. Holders of Millionaire Raffle tickets worth $1,000 and $100 can claim winnings at Lottery retailers.
This was the first edition of Millionaire Raffle to feature Early Bird Bonus Drawings during the first six weeks of ticket sales, with each drawing awarding three $50,000 prizes. Players should check their New Year's Millionaire Raffle ticket numbers against the Early Bird Bonus Drawing winning ticket numbers posted at palottery.com. Scanning a ticket will not indicate whether it has won an Early Bird Bonus prize, and it is possible for a ticket to have won in both an Early Bird Bonus Drawing and the main game drawing.
Early Bird Bonus Drawing prizes must be claimed in person at one of the seven Pennsylvania Lottery offices located across the state and cannot be claimed at a retailer or by mail. See official rules and prize claim instructions at palottery.com.
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 $27 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.
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