MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The four, $1 million top-prize winning tickets for the Pennsylvania Lottery's New Year's Millionaire Raffle drawing, held January 7, were sold by retailers in Butler, Columbia, Montgomery and Northampton counties.
Four winning tickets worth $100,000 each were sold in Chester, Cumberland and Lehigh counties.
The game awarded a total of $5,089,200 to thousands of winners across the state.
The four $1 million top-prize raffle ticket numbers selected were: 00209833, 00239465, 00265123, and 00299920.
The selling locations, listed in no particular order, will each receive a $5,000 selling bonus:
- Sunoco, 19090 Perry Highway, Mars, Butler County;
- Fuel On, 711 Market St., Bloomsburg, Columbia County;
- Pat's Beverages, 1423 E. High St., Pottstown, Montgomery County; and
- Tobacco & More Inc., 3136 William Penn Highway, Palmer Township, Northampton County.
The four $100,000 second-tier prize raffle ticket numbers selected were: 00151367, 00422063, 00474121, and 00499224.
The selling locations, listed in no particular order, will each receive a $500 bonus:
- Turkey Hill, 4031 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, Chester County;
- 7-Eleven, 4801 E. Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County;
- Traylor Grocery Market, 1444 Hamilton St., Allentown, Lehigh County; and
- Wawa, 1584 8th Ave., Bethlehem, Lehigh County.
A total of 6,000 winning numbers were randomly selected from a range of 500,000 tickets that were sold between November 8, 2016 and January 6, 2017, when the game sold out. The Millionaire Raffle also awarded 100 prizes of $1,000 and 5,892 prizes of $100.
Winners cannot be identified until the prizes are claimed and the tickets are validated. Millionaire Raffle winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
Each $1 million top prize 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 four $100,000 prizes can be filed at any of the Lottery's seven area offices or at a Pennsylvania Lottery retailer. Millionaire Raffle tickets worth $1,000 and $100 can be claimed at Lottery retailers.
A complete list of all 6,000 winning raffle ticket numbers is available at Lottery retail locations and on the Millionaire Raffle game page at palottery.com. Winning raffle ticket numbers are listed on the website by prize category. In addition, every Lottery retailer has a ticket checker allowing players to scan their own tickets to learn if they have won a prize. Players should check every ticket, every time.
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.
Since its first offering in 2005, the Pennsylvania Lottery's Millionaire Raffle has created over 100 new millionaires and tens of thousands of other winners.
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.
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