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N.C. Lottery Millionaire Raffle sells out

North Carolina LotteryNorth Carolina Lottery: N.C. Lottery Millionaire Raffle sells out

If you haven't gotten a North Carolina Lottery raffle ticket, you're out of luck.

Less than a week before the Fourth of July drawing, the state sold out of its entire stock of Sizzlin' Millionaire Raffle tickets.

Instead of selling paper tickets from a roll, retailers sold 500,000 numbers through the lottery's computer network.

With four grand prizes of $1 million, a $20 ticket will carry a 1 in 125,000 chance of winning the top prize.  For comparison, the odds of buying a winning multi-state Powerball ticket are 1 in 146,107,962.

Unlike Powerball, the Sizzlin' Millionaire Raffle game guarantees that at least four ticket holders will win a million dollars.

The winning ticket numbers will be posted on the evening of July 4th at the North Carolina lottery results page at Lottery Post (http://www.lotterypost.com/results/nc).

Although the actual drawings will be held at 1pm at the Raleigh Lottery headquarters, the external auditor must verify the winning numbers before they can be posted, says the lottery.

The lottery sold its 500,000th ticket (and last one) for the Sizzlin' Millionaire Raffle game at 7:15pm on June 30th, making it one of the most successful North Carolina Lottery games so far.

When the drawing is held on July 4th, there will be four $1 million prizes, five prizes of $100,000, and 500 prizes of $1,000.

Lottery officials say they sold out of tickets about four days earlier than they had planned.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Posted: July 4, 2007, 11:23 am - IP Logged

Well I'm glad the North Carolina Lottery raffle has sold out.  I'm still waiting for the Michigan Lottery raffle to sell out.  As of today there still are 97,563 raffle tickets remaining according to the Michigan Lottery's website.  Althought I like the raffles I'd still rather win the Mega Millions.  Who knows if I win one of these raffles maybe that'll give me the money I need to to eventually win the Mega Millions.

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    Wandering Aimlessly
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    Posted: July 4, 2007, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

    I would have been surprised if it didn't.  After all, Florida had 1.5 million tickets that sold out.  I don't agree with extending the date which was done for another raffle.  A deal is a deal.  You have a certain time in which to buy a ticket and the players who spend the money within that period should be guaranteed a win if their numbers are drawn.  If the rules originally read "if tickets aren't sold out, we'll extend the date" it would be different.  A player has to abide by set rules, no exceptions. So should the lottery.

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      Posted: July 4, 2007, 12:21 pm - IP Logged

      I would have been surprised if it didn't.  After all, Florida had 1.5 million tickets that sold out.  I don't agree with extending the date which was done for another raffle.  A deal is a deal.  You have a certain time in which to buy a ticket and the players who spend the money within that period should be guaranteed a win if their numbers are drawn.  If the rules originally read "if tickets aren't sold out, we'll extend the date" it would be different.  A player has to abide by set rules, no exceptions. So should the lottery.

      I Agree!  Georgia was supposed to draw on June 30, but did not sell all the tickets, so they extended the draw until 7-7.

      Whayagonnado ? At the end of the day it's their game and our opinions don't matter .