MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Lottery today announced the winning numbers for the first of six New Year's Millionaire Raffle Early Bird Bonus Drawings. Each drawing awards three prizes of $50,000.
The randomly selected winning ticket numbers for the first drawing are: 00005321; 00013803; and 00032211. The tickets were sold at the following retailers:
- Boyertown Beverage Co., 51 E. Second St., Boyertown, Berks County;
- Boscov's Department Store, 1665 State Hill Road, Reading, Berks County; and
- Wawa, 2126 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, Lancaster County.
The winning numbers were randomly drawn from among 42,322 Millionaire Raffle ticket numbers sold from November 8 to November 14, 2016.
The remaining Early Bird Bonus Drawing purchase periods are:
- Drawing 2: Tickets sold from November 15 to November 21, 2016.
- Drawing 3: Tickets sold from November 22 to November 28, 2016.
- Drawing 4: Tickets sold from November 29 to December 5, 2016.
- Drawing 5: Tickets sold from December 6 to December 12, 2016.
- Drawing 6: Tickets sold from December 13 to December 19, 2016.
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.
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. The six Early Bird Bonus Drawings will award a total of 18 prizes of $50,000.
Players are reminded to keep their tickets for the New Year's Millionaire Raffle game drawing on January 7, 2017, because it is possible for a ticket to win in both drawings.
How to Play Millionaire Raffle: Only 500,000 tickets are available for the New Year's Millionaire Raffle game drawing on January 7, 2017, which features 6,000 cash prizes totaling more than $5 million. The game's prize levels are: four prizes of $1 million; four prizes of $100,000; 100 prizes of $1,000; and 5,892 prizes of $100. Tickets will be available until 8 p.m. on the drawing date, January 7, 2017, or until sold out. Winning numbers will be randomly selected from among ticket numbers sold.
Each $20 ticket features a unique, eight-digit number issued sequentially as tickets are sold across the state, starting at 00000001 and ending at 00500000. To win, the number on the ticket must exactly match a winning number selected in the drawing, with all digits in the same sequence.
On January 7, winning New Year's Millionaire Raffle numbers will be randomly selected after 8 p.m. and announced after 10 p.m. at palottery.com. After the game drawing, players should also check their tickets at a Lottery retailer or by using the Lottery's official mobile app.
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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