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Tickets for new Washington Lottery raffle go on sale Sunday

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Feeling lucky? Try Washington State Lottery's new lottery game.

Lottery officials announced a brand new game in honor of its 25th anniversary. Starting this Sunday, the odds of becoming an instant millionaire is about to go way up.

You've never seen a Washington lottery ticket like this one.

"Each raffle ticket will have a number printed on it that will be your number and it will be between one and 375,000," said Jacque Coe, Washington State Lottery. "When they're sold out, they're gone."

That's right — only 375,000 tickets will be sold. According to the odds, if you buy one of these raffle tickets, you have one in 125,000 chances of winning, compared to a normal lottery, which are around one in 6.9 million.

"Chances are we probably won't offer this type of game very often," said Coe, "And when I say probably, not more than one every 6 months."

Residents like the odds, but not the $20 price per ticket so much.

"I think it's probably good and a lot of people would do it because the odds are so much better," said one resident, "but not me."

Washington State Lottery hopes to inspire those people who normally don't buy lottery tickets to purchase these raffle tickets. The raffle tickets go on sale this Sunday. There will be three $1 million winners, which will be announced on November 15.

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Posted: September 19, 2007, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

Uh no the true odds per dollar on winning the top prize is 2.5 million to one with a severe lack of lower tier prizes. Where is Bill Oreilly to stop the spin with these dumb raffles already.

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    Posted: September 19, 2007, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

    Uh no the true odds per dollar on winning the top prize is 2.5 million to one with a severe lack of lower tier prizes. Where is Bill Oreilly to stop the spin with these dumb raffles already.

    Um... I'm not sure how you can disagree with a mathematical fact.

    These raffles are great for people who want to win a million dollars but they are not designed for people who want to "win" $2.00.

    There is nothing underhanded or strange about the raffles. In fact, they exactly like the world's most popular game, El Gordo.

     

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      Posted: September 19, 2007, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

      I think I might go for it. I can lose twenty times on MM, or once on WA's raffle. Decisions decisions...

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        Posted: September 21, 2007, 1:21 am - IP Logged

        I'll get a ticket for it myself. I wonder why the site doesn't push more for tax-free earnings on state sponsored lottery games.

        I didn't know it had three one million dollar prizes. The ads and the website make it appear there is only one prize. Only this site made it clear. Odds of winning a million would be just above 100k then.