MIDDLETOWN, Pa., March 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Lottery's first St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle was drawn tonight, creating four new millionaires and thousands of other winners of a total of $5,089,200 in prizes.
The four $1 million top-prize raffle ticket numbers selected were: 00064525, 00121846, 00187015, and 00291226.
The four $100,000 second-tier prize raffle ticket numbers selected were: 00023678, 0058112, 00115824, and 00165025.
Millionaire Raffle also awarded 100 prizes of $1,000 and 5,892 prizes of $100. The drawing offered a total of 6,000 prizes.
To win, the eight-digit ticket number must exactly match a winning number 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.
Ticket sales for the St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle began January 11 and ended at 8 p.m. tonight. The drawing was conducted from among 309,639 ticket numbers sold. Each ticket cost $20.
As a bonus, VIP Players Club members can enter all 2016 St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle tickets (winning or non-winning) into the Lots O' Cash Second-Chance Drawing. The entry deadline is 11:59:59 p.m. on March 24, 2016. Find prize details, rules and enter online only at palottery.com or via the official mobile app.
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 $25.8 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 CONTACT: Lottery Public Relations, 717-702-8008
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