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N.C. Lottery's raffle makes 3 millionaires

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Odds of winning even better due to slow sales

By Todd Northrop

The North Carolina Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Cash Splash Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Monday, and made three instant millionaires.

The winning numbers can be found at Lottery Post's North Carolina Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/nc).

Cash Splash Millionaire Raffle is a raffle-style game offered by the North Carolina Lottery, with only 500,000 of the $20 tickets available for purchase.

If the game had sold out, each of the $20 tickets would offer a 1-in-166,667 chance of winning $1 million.  However, the game did not sell out, giving all ticket-holders an even better chance of winning.  A total of 299,319 tickets were sold, improving the odds of winning $1 million to an unprecedented 1 in 99,574.

There was one drawing on September 20, 2010 to select three $1 million prize winners, eight $50,000 prize winners, 30 $5,000 prize winners, and 560 $500 prize winners.

The final odds calculations for winning a prize are:

  • $1 million: 1 in 99,574
  • $50,000: 1 in 37,341
  • $5,000: 1 in 9,958
  • $500: 1 in 534

This is the third raffle for the North Carolina Lottery — but the first held in the state since 2007.

Tickets first went on sale July 2, and sold 299,319 of the 500,000 available inventory.

Each raffle ticket contains a unique, six-digit number issued sequentially across the state from the Lottery's central computer, starting with number 000001. The last raffle ticket issued for the game contained the raffle ticket number 299319. The six-digit number printed on the ticket must match the six-digit raffle number combination selected in the drawing — in the exact sequence in which it was selected — to be considered a winning ticket.

All prize levels are paid out in cash, including the jackpot.  The North Carolina Lottery sweetens the $1 million prize by paying the initial taxes on the prize, netting the winner the full $1 million.

Prizes of $500 can be claimed at a local lottery retailer.  Prizes of $5,000 and $50,000 can be claimed at any N.C. Lottery Regional Claim Center.  The million dollar top prizes must be claimed in person at N.C. Lottery Headquarters.

Prizes must be claimed within 180 calendar days of the drawing.

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Posted: September 20, 2010, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

    Party        Just wanted to send out CONGRATULATIONS to all Winners!!    Party

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    Posted: September 21, 2010, 9:28 am - IP Logged

    If one of these states would try my suggestion just one time they would have a good lottery raffle...Just like the powerball or mega millions....I wont buy those either,I know I wont have a chance against all the other 100 million players playing these games...I know I wont win.If some state like Tennessee would have 1000 $10,000 wins I would jump on it.Sorry but it's my way to play fair...I guess I'm just a straight up person...

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      Posted: September 21, 2010, 9:35 am - IP Logged

      If one of these states would try my suggestion just one time they would have a good lottery raffle...Just like the powerball or mega millions....I wont buy those either,I know I wont have a chance against all the other 100 million players playing these games...I know I wont win.If some state like Tennessee would have 1000 $10,000 wins I would jump on it.Sorry but it's my way to play fair...I guess I'm just a straight up person...

      Michigan has tried raffles like that.  In fact, Michigan has tried raffles of many different varieties.  You can check out all the different types by visiting the Michigan Lottery Results page and scrolling to the Special Games section.  All the raffle results are there.

       

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        Posted: September 21, 2010, 10:48 am - IP Logged

        Wow really exciting to see all those ways of winning,Thank you.

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          Posted: September 21, 2010, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

          Congratulations to the winners.  I missed out, but did the first one.  I hope to get in the next one.

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            Posted: September 21, 2010, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

            I purchased two tickets, but when I checked them they were not winners...of any amount, LoL. I had a friend that purchased about 30 tickets and I've texted him several times, but he has yet to respond to my requests if he has any winners in the tickets he purchased. I hope he did.

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              Posted: September 22, 2010, 12:45 am - IP Logged

              Actually, the 298,718 losing tickets made the 3 millionaires and the NC Lottery made $2,156,380 on the raffle.

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

              Lep

              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                Posted: September 22, 2010, 9:45 am - IP Logged

                $20 ticket !!!!!!!!!!

                I don't have enough money to spend $20 on one drawing .......... my neighbor has purchased $100 tickets for a local raffle for a motorcycle .......... his wife could melt steel with the looks she gives him when he tells me about buying them!

                I spend $1 on either Powerball or Mega Millions ......... can't afford to lose anymore than that!

                Congrats to all that win ............. but .............

                Troy Polamalu flying over the O Line of TN ............... Priceless !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                  Posted: September 22, 2010, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

                  I hope Arkansas goes ahead and draws their raffle tickets. I work at a gas station on the weekends and the last one we sold on Sunday was around 140,000. I don't think they will be selling out anytime soon.

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                    Posted: September 24, 2010, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

                    Actually, the 298,718 losing tickets made the 3 millionaires and the NC Lottery made $2,156,380 on the raffle.

                    Um, I don't think you did the math, there were about 600 smaller prizes.  The state made very little if anything on this raffle since more than 200,000 tickets were unsold.