MIDDLETOWN, Pa., June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fewer than 250,000 tickets remain for the Pennsylvania Lottery's Millionaire Raffle drawing on July 11. The game reached the half-sold point on Monday, June 29.
Tickets will be available until 5 p.m. on the drawing date or until sold out. Sales for this edition launched May 5.
Millionaire Raffle 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
- 5,892 prizes of $100
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.
Only 500,000 tickets will be sold. The pace of ticket sales typically escalates as the drawing date approaches.
Players should immediately sign the back of their tickets and store them in a safe place until the drawing.
Each Millionaire Raffle 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.
After the drawing, players may visit www.palottery.com to review a list of winning numbers. Players should also check their Millionaire Raffle tickets at Pennsylvania Lottery retailers.
For the convenience of players who like to pool their ticket purchases with others, Millionaire Raffle Pool Play forms are available on www.palottery.com.
This is the 20th edition of Millionaire Raffle. Since its launch in 2005, Millionaire Raffle has awarded more than $101.5 million in prizes to tens of thousands of winners all across Pennsylvania.
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.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Lauren Bottaro, 717-702-8008
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery