MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than half of the Pennsylvania Lottery's Millionaire Raffle tickets have been sold for the Jan. 1 drawing, and fewer than 250,000 tickets remained as of 8 a.m. on Dec. 17.
The raffle-style game offers 6,000 cash prizes totaling more than $5 million. Sales of Millionaire Raffle tickets began Nov. 19 and will continue until 5 p.m. on Jan. 1, or until all 500,000 tickets are sold, whichever comes first. Tickets for the 10 previous Millionaire Raffles sold out before each drawing.
Winning Millionaire Raffle ticket numbers will be randomly selected at 6:59 p.m. on Jan. 1, when the Lottery's live drawing show will televise the selection of four $1 million, top-prize raffle ticket numbers and four $100,000, second-prize raffle ticket numbers. The remaining 100 winning ticket numbers for prizes of $1,000 each and 5,892 winning ticket numbers for prizes of $100 each also will be selected, but will not be televised live due to time constraints.
A complete list of all 6,000 winning raffle ticket numbers will be available at Lottery retail locations and at www.palottery.com.
About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to fund programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception 38 years ago, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $20.1 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 more than 600 full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state. The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds its players to play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older.
For more information on the Pennsylvania Lottery, visit www.palottery.com.
Media contact: Kirstin Alvanitakis, 717-702-8008
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery