By Todd Northrop
The Colorado Lottery's first bonus drawing for its newest $20 raffle game, Bonus Millionaire Raffle, was held Sunday.
Ten random raffle ticket numbers were randomly selected from all of the raffle ticket numbers sold before Sunday, with each number drawn worth $2,000.
The winning numbers for the bonus draw are displayed at Lottery Post's Colorado Lottery Results page. All future bonus draws plus the main draw will also be published on that page following each drawing.
In this latest Raffle game, a total of four bonus drawings will be held in the run-up to the main raffle drawing to be held on July 1. In each bonus draw, ten tickets will be randomly selected to receive prizes of $2,000 each. The bonus draw dates are May 1, May 15, May 29, and June 12.
To be eligible for a bonus draw, a player must purchase a raffle ticket in the dates between the previous bonus draw and the next one. For example, to be eligible for the next bonus drawing on May 15, players must purchase at least one Bonus Millionaire Raffle ticket between May 1 and May 14.
Tickets that win a bonus draw prize are still eligible to win one of the prizes in the July 1 main drawing.
In the main raffle drawing held on July 1, 613 tickets will win a total of $4.8 million in prizes, including two grand prizes of $1 million each.
The complete list of prizes and odds are:
- 2 prizes of $1 million (odds are 1 in 140,000)
- 2 prizes of $100,000 (odds are 1 in 140,000)
- 3 prizes of $50,000 (odds are 1 in 93,334)
- 6 prizes of $10,000 (odds are 1 in 46,667)
- 200 prizes of $1,000 (odds are 1 in 1,400)
- 400 prizes of $500 (odds are 1 in 700)
Only 280,000 tickets are available for puchase. Tickets went on sale Apr. 15.
The overall odds of winning a prize in Bonus Millionaire Raffle is 1 in 456.77. The odds of winning a bonus drawing depend on the number of entries received for each drawing. If all Bonus Millionaire Raffle tickets are sold before June 30, 2011, the drawing may be held on an earlier date.
Players will have 180 days from the July 1 draw date to claim all winning tickets.
Each Bonus Millionaire Raffle ticket will be assigned a unique 6-digit number starting from 000001. Numbers will be assigned in order until all 280,000 tickets are purchased. Since tickets are sold simultaneously at multiple locations, tickets from one sales terminal may not be sequential.
Purchases of the $20 Bonus Millionaire Raffle game cannot be cancelled. Sales for the game stop each evening at 11:59 p.m. and don't resume again until 4:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday, and 8:00 a.m. on Sunday.