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Oregon Lottery tries first raffle

Oregon LotteryOregon Lottery: Oregon Lottery tries first raffle

PORTLAND, Ore. — For $10, the Oregon Lottery says the odds of becoming a millionaire will be better than than the average lottery ticket.

The lottery is offering its first raffle, with a guaranteed $1 million jackpot to be announced on March 17, St. Patrick's Day.  The drawing is scheduled for 8 p.m. Pacific Time.

Beginning Sunday, the lottery will sell 250,000 tickets for $10 each, making the odds of winning the jackpot 1-in-250,000 — a long shot but far better than Powerball, at 1 in 195 million, or Megabucks, at 1 in 6 million.

There will also be 10 guaranteed prizes of $20,000 each and 1,000 of $100 each.

Players will be able to find the complete list of winning numbers on Lottery Post's Oregon Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/or) after the 8 p.m. drawing.

Raffles are a staple of church and school fundraising. The Oregon Lottery is hoping it will attract new players, like other states that have incorporated raffles into their lottery games.

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4 comments. Last comment 8 years ago by justxploring.
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Posted: January 25, 2009, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

I love raffle ticket. For $10 ticket with better odd in begingin a millionaire is nice.

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    Lux
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    Posted: January 25, 2009, 7:25 pm - IP Logged

    I agree with you

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      Posted: January 25, 2009, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

      Not to be picky...  But the odds for winning a powerball million is  1 - 5,138,133 if you select powerplay.

      How are you going to win if you don't play?

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        Posted: January 26, 2009, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

        $10 is more reasonable than the $20 cost for a Florida raffle ticket, although Florida offered bigger prizes.   Even $5 would make a raffle a lot of fun for everyone.   I'm sure there were a lot of people here who wanted to buy a raffle ticket, but $20 for one ticket was too much.