PA Lottery's Millionaire Raffle Tickets Selling Briskly, Fewer Than Half Remain for July 10 Drawing

Jun 23, 2010, 15:11 ET from Pennsylvania Lottery

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than half of the Pennsylvania Lottery's Millionaire Raffle tickets have been sold for the July 10 drawing, and only 249,498 tickets remained as of 1 p.m. on June 23.

The raffle-style game offers 6,000 cash prizes totaling more than $5 million. Sales of Millionaire Raffle tickets began May 14 and will continue until 5 p.m. on July 10, or until all 500,000 tickets are sold, whichever comes first.

A Millionaire Raffle countdown ticker on Lottery's homepage,, is updated every 15 minutes with the number of tickets still available. For each of the previous nine Millionaire Raffles, tickets sold out before the drawing.

"We often see a rush of players purchasing their Millionaire Raffle tickets at the last minute," said Lottery Executive Director Ed Trees. "We remind our players that if they want a shot at the Pennsylvania Lottery's best odds at winning $1 million, there are only a limited number of tickets still available for the July 10 drawing."

For each $20 ticket, the game offers a 1-in-125,000 chance of winning $1 million – the best odds ever offered by the Pennsylvania Lottery for winning a million dollars. The drawing will award four top prizes of $1 million cash; four $100,000 cash prizes; 100 prizes of $1,000 cash; and 5,892 prizes of $100 cash. A total of 6,000 prizes worth $5,089,200 will be awarded.

On July 10, at 6:59 p.m., the Lottery's live drawing show will televise the selection of the four $1-million-winning raffle ticket numbers and the four $100,000-winning raffle ticket numbers. The remaining 5,992 winning ticket numbers also will be selected, but will not be televised live due to time constraints.

Players can check winning numbers the next day at or by visiting a local Lottery retailer.

Trees reminded Millionaire Raffle players to sign the back of each ticket and keep tickets in a safe place until the July 10 drawing.

To be considered a winning ticket, the eight-digit number printed on a ticket must match the eight-digit combination selected in the drawing, in the exact sequence in which it was selected.

Odds of winning a $1 million top prize or a $100,000 second-tier prize are 1-in-125,000 each; odds of winning a $1,000 prize are 1-in-5,000; and the odds of winning $100 are 1-in-85. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1-in-83.

For a list of top-prize winners from the previous nine Millionaire Raffle drawings, visit the Winners' Circle at

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 $19.2 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free and reduced-fare transit; 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

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