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S.C. Lottery will probably offer raffle game again

South Carolina LotterySouth Carolina Lottery: S.C. Lottery will probably offer raffle game again

The S.C. lottery will likely offer its million dollar raffle game again, said Ernie Passailaigue, executive director.

The lottery awarded four prizes of $1 million and hundreds of other prizes Monday in the game that works just like a door-prize drawing.

The Carolina Millionaire Raffle game sold just over 900,000 of its $10 tickets and paid about $5.5 million in prizes, Passailaigue said.

"We did not sell out, so I wouldn't say it was a raving success," Passailaigue said. "It was a success, but it was not the success we hoped for."

The lottery designed the game to draw in people who might otherwise pass on playing and will likely offer the game again, tying drawings to holidays, Passailaigue said.

The odds of winning $1 million were better than the 1 in 250,000 advertised because not all the tickets sold.

"That's good odds for a lottery when you compare it to Powerball," Passailaigue said.

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Coastal Georgia
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Posted: January 15, 2007, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

The S.C. lottery will likely offer its million dollar raffle game again, said Ernie Passailaigue, executive director.

The lottery awarded four prizes of $1 million and hundreds of other prizes Monday in the game that works just like a door-prize drawing.

The Carolina Millionaire Raffle game sold just over 900,000 of its $10 tickets and paid about $5.5 million in prizes, Passailaigue said.

"We did not sell out, so I wouldn't say it was a raving success," Passailaigue said. "It was a success, but it was not the success we hoped for."

The lottery designed the game to draw in people who might otherwise pass on playing and will likely offer the game again, tying drawings to holidays, Passailaigue said.

The odds of winning $1 million were better than the 1 in 250,000 advertised because not all the tickets sold.

"That's good odds for a lottery when you compare it to Powerball," Passailaigue said.

Hey Ernie, even though I didn't win anything on the SC raffle, I'm ready for another when you are !!!

Thank you sir may I have another ?

DD

 

                               

              

 

 

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    Posted: January 15, 2007, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

    just saw a flyer where i get my tickets here in tenn. and they are going to have one.

    800 thousand tickets $10.00 ticket option to get 5 in one ticket

    4 million dollar winners

    2 -50 thousand 

    and some 500 dollar winners 

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      Posted: January 17, 2007, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

      DD

      I am ready for another one too...that was actually kind of fun...I didn't mind spending $10 on it.

      The North Carolina Education Lottery - so much a joke that here are their mascots:

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        Posted: January 17, 2007, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

        DD

        I am ready for another one too...that was actually kind of fun...I didn't mind spending $10 on it.

        Me too..

        I learned from this most recent raffle to buy tickets early, middle and late in the sales period . This is my strategy, at least I think it's worth a try .... we will see.

        DD