By Todd Northrop
For four lucky Ohio lottery players, 2012 will begin with a windfall of one million dollars.
The winning numbers for the Ohio Lottery's New Year's Raffle game were announced this evening. The full list of lottery results can be found on Lottery Post's Ohio Lottery Results page.
The $20 tickets for the raffle went on sale in November. 500,000 tickets were available.
This is the fifth consecutive New Year's Raffle for the Ohio Lottery. The game has "the best odds to win $1 million dollars," according to the game's official literature.
The odds of winning $1 million are 1 in 125,000.
In addition to the four top prizes of $1 million each, other cash prizes are available from $100 to $10,000.
- 4 prizes of $1,000,000 (odds 1 in 125,000)
- 10 prizes of $10,000 (odds in 50,000)
- 120 prizes of $1,500 (odds in 4,167)
- 1,000 prizes of $500 prize (odds 1 in 500)
- 2,200 prizes of $100 prize (odds 1 in 227)
All prizes are lump-sum cash payments.
Winners of $500 or less may cash their winning ticket on the same day, January 2, 2012 at any retailer. Winners of $10,000 or more can redeem their prize at any Lottery Regional Office beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2012. In addition, $1,500 prizes can be redeemed at participating bank locations.