More than $5 Million in Prizes Awaiting 6,000 Winners
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The final ticket for the Pennsylvania Lottery's Jan. 1 Millionaire Raffle drawing was sold at 10:14 a.m. today at Shivshakti Newsstand, 1635 Market St., Philadelphia.
Sales for the 11th edition of Millionaire Raffle began on Nov. 19. All 500,000 Millionaire Raffle tickets sold out three days sooner than they did for the Jan. 2, 2010, 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.
For a complete list of winning numbers, players can check the Lottery's website at www.palottery.com on Jan. 2. Players can also scan their tickets at any Lottery retailer to determine if they have a winner. Lottery officials remind Millionaire Raffle players to sign the back of each ticket and keep it in a safe place until the drawing.
Odds of winning a top or 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 about 1-in-85.
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