Early buyers also get free Powerball tickets
PHOENIX, Az. — With Christmas and New Year's Day approaching, the state lotteries are once again preparing their latest holiday raffle promotions.
Thursday the Arizona Lottery announced their "Holiday Edition" of the Millionaire Raffle game that will award more than $3 million in total cash prizes, including one $1 million grand prize and a special Early Bird drawing on Nov. 19 worth $100,000.
Tickets for the Arizona Lottery's latest Millionaire Raffle go on sale this Sunday, Nov. 1, at retailers where Lottery products are sold.
As an added incentive, all players who purchase a Millionaire Raffle "Holiday Edition" ticket for the Early Bird drawing by 2 p.m. on Nov. 19 will also receive a free Powerball ticket.
In three weeks, on Nov. 19, the Arizona Lottery will hold a special Early Bird drawing that will give players the opportunity to win 20 prizes of $5,000. All tickets purchased by Nov. 19 for the Early Bird drawing are still eligible to win all of the other prizes at the main drawing on Jan. 4 — even if they've already won a $5,000 prize on Nov. 19.
Lottery officials expect the $20 tickets to sell out quickly, as there are only 300,000 tickets available for purchase — 50,000 fewer than previous Millionaire Raffles.
"Just in time for the holidays, we are so excited to be able to offer our players an extra-special opportunity to win big at our Early Bird drawing," said Jeff Hatch-Miller, executive director of the Arizona Lottery. "Because tickets are automatically entered into the main drawing on Jan. 4 — even if they already won a big prize on Nov. 19 — we expect tickets to sell quickly as players realize they have great odds at winning a fantastic cash prize."
In addition to the single $1 million prize and the 20 Early Bird prizes of $5,000, there are six $100,000 prizes, 40 $10,000 prizes, 750 $1,000 prizes and 350 $500 prizes.
With just 300,000 tickets available, the Millionaire Raffle "Holiday Edition" offers players the best odds ever at winning $1 million. The $20 tickets are sold in sequential order, and sales will stop once the last of the tickets has been sold.
Winning numbers will be posted on Lottery Post's Arizona Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/az) after 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4.
Also, the $1 million winning raffle number will be announced that evening during the 10 p.m. newscasts on Channel 15 (ABC) in Phoenix, Channel 13 (CBS) in Tucson, and in Spanish on Univision Arizona.