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LOTTERY’S First-ever millionaire raffle

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Posted: November 28, 2005, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

First off, I think that any $20 ticket that does not guarentee you a prize is not worth playing at all.

Second, PA is holding a $20 raffle for a $1 million top prize. NY is holding a $2 raffle with a top prize of $50 million. What the hell was PA thinking?

So here's my take on the issue. Go out and buy a ticket! In fact, buy as many as you can. 500,000 is the maximum that they are selling, but I strongly doubt that PA will even be able to sell half that number. They've put themselves in a situation in which they may not be able to get out of. It's PA's loss here.

Please name one state run lottery game that DOES GUARANTEE a Prize with every purchase and I'd gladly buy it! The fact is- the games are risk takers. 

I do agree that NY's game is inticing with the ONE grand prize winner of 50 million, less tax. "The final number of second and third place prize levels will be determined by ticket sales. As with the Lottery's daily drawings, this drawing will be conducted under the observation of an independent auditor."-(taken directly from NY Lottery website)

And to curb the doubt, PA already sold over half the tickets so they've broke even as it is. They'll still fair well as will the winners who come forth. I look forward to hearing they sold out in the next two weeks. Especially since the King Kong drawing proceeds it, thus enticing PA players to buy those raffle tickets!

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    Posted: November 29, 2005, 1:03 am - IP Logged

    Honestly the powerball does not return crap for me either. So either way is no loss....or actually is. But a shot at a million ($700,000) is still a shot at a million either way. Maybe if I do actually get a decent return from the PB, I will buy a ticket for the raffle.


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      Posted: November 29, 2005, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

      Less than 175,000 tickets remain in PA. I have no idea how slowly King Kong computerized tickets are going in NY.

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        Posted: November 29, 2005, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

        I never hear about this types of promotions in Idaho. I would try my hand at one of these raffles if I were closer.

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          Posted: November 29, 2005, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

          I never hear about this types of promotions in Idaho. I would try my hand at one of these raffles if I were closer.

          Maybe the MUSL (Powerball) lotteries could get together for some kind of raffle game. I suppose the different kinds of lottery terminals would be a problem however.

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            Posted: November 29, 2005, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

            Funny I went out looking for a ticket, but could not find one. I assumed it must have been a scratch off type found in machines. Finally I asked about them, and if they had the raffle tickets. Then they printed one out at the TERMINAL. I did not even know they were printed out. I also did not ask for one, I simply asked if they had them. But I was no way in hell going to let that possible "mistake ticket" sit. We all know what would be the case then. Smile But I did go there with the "intentions" of buying one. I really could not afford to spent $20 for one ticket, and it was a tough pill to swallow. But like another said, even the chances at $1,000 is pretty good. Not getting a return will suck, but all the returns are decent if you are lucky enough to get one. I Wanted to actually be in the 300,000 range, and I am.

             

            I just hope to hit the million so that I can live comfortably off the interest, and have more money for powerball if I choose. Approve I would not complain too much with about $700,000 and at least 4% return. ($2400 per month) That is about $500 better than lucky for life after taxes!

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              Posted: November 30, 2005, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

              Sirbrad- I was glad to see that you entered the raffle! Between my associates and seeing some of the fellow PA onliners here who are in it, I'm going to use the six degree of Kevin Bacon Theory and say that one of these people will hit a prize! My hopes are up that you are one of them! New data shows ticket sales will be exhausted by this weekend! So you got yours in the knick of time!

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                Posted: November 30, 2005, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

                Yeah I have a good feeling about this one. Hopefully one, or better yet all of us can hit at least one of the prizes! I would have gotten a few more tickets, but I wasted far too much money already on powerball and pick 3 and 4's this month. I wanted to wait until just the right time though. Maybe if I get a return on powerball tonight I will get another one. I would love the million, and would even love a thousand. Would be the best return I have got so far.

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                  Posted: November 30, 2005, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

                  Well for get that. Matched 2 of 5, and 2 off by one digit. Powerball was 01, my QP had 9. But that powerball is going to be toast this saturday, I am saving big for it! Those balls will fall into my trap!

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                    Posted: December 2, 2005, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

                    So who here has bought a ticket(s) so far? I know of a couple so far who said they did, anyone else? If bought any post here, and how many.

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                      Posted: December 3, 2005, 6:08 am - IP Logged

                      I wonder what happens if all the tickets are not sold? What if they have 50,000 left, would they count? Or would they just pick from the pot of all of those sold, thus lowering the odds drastically? Surely though they will claim that they sold them all, as they already advertising only less than 75,000 left. But how would we really know how many was actually out there? Skeptical Seems as though people seem to be buying them like hotcakes, just in time. I bet all are not sold until almost the last week or day. Imagine the odds if they only sold about 20! Now those are odds I would love!

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                        Posted: December 3, 2005, 6:14 am - IP Logged

                        Nevermind I was able to scrape up the answer after reading all the fine print. I was right. " In the Pennsylvania Lottery’s Millionaire Raffle drawing however, the ADM will select winning tickets at random from the tickets sold, and not winning numbers." But that would actually reduce the odds. But for some reason I am willing to bet that all those less than 75,000 tickets are as good as bought.

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                          Posted: December 3, 2005, 9:22 am - IP Logged

                          Sirbrad- Thanks for that update. Now I'm plum confused on the drawing procedure. But fear not! For I am very clear on how to claim that million! Since they seem to be selling 25,000 on average per day, these tickets will be sold out by Monday or Tuesday.

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                            Posted: December 3, 2005, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

                            ATTENTION CUSTOMERS:

                            ON NOV. 22ND BETWEEN 5:30 AM – 8 AM
                            THERE WAS A TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR ON
                            THE HEADER MESSAGE OF THE
                            MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE TICKETS.
                            500,00 SHOULD HAVE READ
                            500,000. THIS HAS BEEN CORRECTED
                            AS NOTED IN THE GAME RULES, 
                            500,000 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD.
                            ALL RAFFLE TICKETS ARE VALID
                            THE ERROR ON THE HEADER
                            MESSAGE DOES NOT AFFECT
                            THE PLAYABILITY OF THE GAME

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                              Posted: December 5, 2005, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

                                                                                   

                               

                              Pennsylvania LOTTERY’S First-ever raffle Game is An early Sell-out

                              All 500,000 Millionaire Raffle Tickets Sold In Less Than Two Weeks

                              CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE DRAWING      

                                         

                                          MIDDLETOWN – Tickets for the Pennsylvania Lottery’s groundbreaking Millionaire Raffle game have sold out in less than two weeks. 

                                          Sales of Millionaire Raffle’s 500,000 tickets began on Tuesday, Nov. 22, and were to continue until Dec. 31 at 5 p.m., or until the tickets ran out.  The last Millionaire Raffle ticket was sold Monday, Dec. 5, at 2:42 p.m. 

                                          The drawing for the game, which features four top prizes of $1 million, will be held on New Year’s Eve. 

                                          “We’re thrilled by the overwhelming response to Millionaire Raffle,” said Lottery Executive Director Ed Mahlman, “and we look forward to creating four new millionaires on New Year’s Eve.”

                                          Mahlman reminded Millionaire Raffle players to sign the backs of their tickets and keep them in a safe place until the New Year’s Eve drawing.

                              He noted that the success of Millionaire Raffle has already created thousands of winners throughout Pennsylvania.

                              “Millionaire Raffle ticket sales generated approximately $4.3 million for programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians,” he said,  “programs that include prescription drug assistance through PACE and PACENET, property tax and rent rebates, transportation assistance and a statewide network of senior centers.”

                              Millionaire Raffle features 509 cash prizes worth a total of $5 million.  The game will award four $1 million top prizes, five $100,000 second prizes and 500 third prizes of $1,000.

                                          The winning tickets will be selected during the Lottery’s live, 7 p.m. drawing show on New Year’s Eve.  The top nine tickets will be broadcast live; the 500 third prize tickets will be posted at Lottery retailers and published on the Lottery web site at www.palottery.com.  All winning tickets will be selected by a Random Number Generator – or Automated Drawing Machine – certified by Gaming Laboratories International, the world's premier gaming products and systems testing company.

                                          The eight-digit raffle number printed on Millionaire Raffle tickets must match the eight-digit raffle ticket number combination selected in the drawing – in the exact sequence in which it was selected – to be considered a winning ticket.

                              The odds of winning a $1 million top prize are 1-in-125,000; odds of winning a $100,000 prize are 1-in-100,000 and odds of winning $1,000 are 1-in-1,000.

                              About the Pennsylvania Lottery:  The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents.  Since its inception 33 years ago, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $15.5 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free and reduced-fare transit; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including 650 full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state.  The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds its players to play responsibly.  Players must be 18 or older.