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Pennsylvania Lottery's raffle makes 4 millionaires

Pennsylvania LotteryPennsylvania Lottery: Pennsylvania Lottery's raffle makes 4 millionaires

The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Saturday, and made four instant millionaires.

The winning numbers can be found at Lottery Post's Pennsylvania Lottery Results page (http://www.lotterypost.com/results/pa)

Millionaire Raffle is a raffle game offered by the Pennsylvania Lottery, with only 500,000 of the $20 tickets available for purchase.

Each of the game's $20 tickets offers a 1-in-125,000 chance of winning $1 million. There was one drawing on Jan. 2, 2010 to select four $1 million prize winners, four $100,000 prize winners, 100 $1,000 prize winners, and 5,892 $100 prize winners.

This is the seventh consecuitve raffle for the Pennsylvania Lottery using the same successful forumla of tickets and prizes.  The lottery has conducted two raffle drawings per year since its first raffle drawing on Dec. 31, 2006: one around New Year's Day and the other in July.

The odds of winning $1 million and $100,000 prizes are 1-in-125,000; the odds of winning a $1,000 prize are 1-in-5,000; and the odds of winning $100 are 1-in-85.

The overall odds of winning any prize are 1-in-83.

Tickets first went on sale Nov. 20, and were sold out prior to the drawing.

Each raffle ticket contains a unique, eight-digit number issued sequentially across the commonwealth from the Lottery's central computer, starting with number 00000001. The last raffle ticket issued for the game contained the raffle ticket number 00500000. The eight-digit number printed on the ticket must match the eight-digit raffle number combination selected in the drawing — in the exact sequence in which it was selected — to be considered a winning ticket.

Lottery Post's unique Millionaire Raffle results page allows the player to view the raffle results with or without the extra "00" prefix on each number, depending on whether the player feels the extra zeros are a help or hindrance.

All prize levels are paid out in cash, including the jackpot.

All 100 winning tickets of $1,000 and all 5,892 winning tickets of $100 can be validated and paid at any numbers games retailer.

Players with winning tickets worth $100,000 and $1 million must file a claim for payment.

Winning tickets may be redeemed up to one year after the drawing date.

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5 comments. Last comment 7 years ago by Todd.
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Posted: January 4, 2010, 4:03 am - IP Logged

Yeah 4 millionaires we will never see most likely. As I suspected, the PA Lottery "magically" sold out 80,000 tickets at the last minute. I got two tickets, one was in the 12,000 and the other the 499,000 range, both losers of course. I was 40 off of the $1,000 and 2 off of the $100. I missed the million by like 3,000 tickets allegedly. I should have followed my instincts and not played. It is supposed to be the best odds at winning a million but you always lose just like the other jackpot games. This is most likely my last "Millionaire Rip Off" ticket.

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    Posted: January 5, 2010, 10:00 am - IP Logged

    Yeah 4 millionaires we will never see most likely. As I suspected, the PA Lottery "magically" sold out 80,000 tickets at the last minute. I got two tickets, one was in the 12,000 and the other the 499,000 range, both losers of course. I was 40 off of the $1,000 and 2 off of the $100. I missed the million by like 3,000 tickets allegedly. I should have followed my instincts and not played. It is supposed to be the best odds at winning a million but you always lose just like the other jackpot games. This is most likely my last "Millionaire Rip Off" ticket.

    Sounds like you should quit the lottery entirely.  I haven't seen many positive posts about the lottery from you, so if it's not entertaining, there's no point.

    Raffles are not meant for people who like to win lots of $1 prizes.  If you like winning tiny prizes a lot (which is really just losing a little less), then stick to Cash 5 or Powerball, or something like that.  However, if you really want to have a better chance at a life-changing jackpot, then raffles are the ticket.

    It's amusing that you think the lottery somehow "makes up" that they sold out.  That is a figment of your imagination, rather than the truth. 

    Raffles typically have their biggest sales just before close of sales, as people rush out at the last minute and buy.

    You probably aren't aware that other games like Powerball sell their most tickets on the day of the drawing too.

     

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      Posted: January 5, 2010, 10:23 am - IP Logged

      I did win $1,000 one year in the PA raffle. The chances are very good at winning a million dollars too. This year I didn't win anything but enjoyed

      taking a chance on it. Why not? Sure the hope is high before the drawing that your ticket might be the *golden ticket* and after it's over and

      you win nothing....you might think darn and feel alittle deflated but it is fun to hope. The next drawing? Sure, I'll buy some tickets too and hope

      some more. Will I win? Maybe. Maybe not. Imagine what that $20 would mean to you if you won...nothing. If it's hard for you to part with $40

      for 2 tickets, then maybe that's not your game.

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        Posted: January 6, 2010, 9:46 am - IP Logged

        I have won the Big 4 3 times for about $9,000 so I don't need to quit the lottery entirely. All 3 times were one ticket buys too and my own number. A lot of people think and believe what the lotteries tell them, then eventually see their stunned faces when a conspiracy is exposed. Let's just say I am not as gullible as the majoriy of the population. I have seen plenty of wins on the "little" games but I have yet to see any real evidence that anyone actually won a jackpot game personally. Like I said I will believe it when I see it. Also the computer picks of the raffles would be pretty easy to manipulate.

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          Posted: January 6, 2010, 9:50 am - IP Logged

          I'm not gullible either.  However, I am just as guarded about becoming a conspiracy theorist.  I have a well-developed radar for valid criticism vs. putting on the tin foil hat.

          I am also keenly aware of computerized drawing issues.  I think you'd have to admit that not only am I aware, but I have built awareness of the issue within the lottery community.  I did so as a "pioneer in the woods" when nobody else was doing it.  Present company included.

           

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