MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The play clock is ticking down on the Halloween Millionaire Raffle, offering the Pennsylvania Lottery's best chances of winning a $1 million prize.
The quarterly game featuring 6,000 cash prizes will be drawn on Saturday, October 31. Tickets will be available until 8 p.m. Saturday, unless they sell out sooner.
"No matter how many tickets are sold, Millionaire Raffle will award more than $5 million in prizes to winners," said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko.
Drawings are conducted from among ticket numbers sold. Assuming all 500,000 available tickets are sold, each $20 ticket offers a 1 in 125,000 chance of winning one of the $1 million top prizes and the overall chances of winning any prize are 1 in 83.33.
Millionaire Raffle's prize levels are: four prizes of $1 million; four prizes of $100,000; 100 prizes of $1,000; and 5,892 prizes of $100. It adds up to a total of $5,089,200 in prizes.
Each 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 number is 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 after 8 p.m. on October 31 and announced after 10 p.m. at www.palottery.com.
Players should be sure to check their Millionaire Raffle tickets using scanners found at Lottery retailers.
For the convenience of players who pool ticket purchases with others, Millionaire Raffle Pool Play forms are available on www.palottery.com whenever the game is on sale.
Millionaire Raffle, launched in 2005 and originally offered twice a year, is now offered four times a year. The Halloween edition went on sale August 25. The New Year Millionaire Raffle will go on sale November 10 with a drawing on January 2, 2016.
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: Gary Miller, 717-702-8008
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery