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Posted: December 28, 2006, 10:16 pm - IP Logged

To my amazement, Delaware sold out their raffle. Sales picked up after they coupled it with Powerball quickpicks I noticed. Here's the text of the story from the News Journal:

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061228/NEWS/61228037

No raffle ticket yet? Too late now

Posted Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 9:55 pm

Anyone who hasn’t bought a ticket yet for the Delaware Lottery’s first-ever raffle is, well, out of luck.

The last of 100,000 available tickets -- at $10 each -- was sold at 5:24 p.m. today.

An 8 p.m. drawing is set for New Year’s Eve, with winners to be picked for the top prize of $250,000, five others of $25,000 and 250 of $500 apiece.

Winning numbers are to be published New Year’s Day in The News Journal.

All prizes are guaranteed to be awarded, unlike regular lottery games in which prizes roll over when no one selects the numbers drawn, according to Lottery Director Wayne Lemons.

Odds of winning are 1 in 391, which Lemons called “the best odds offered by the Delaware Lottery for prizes this size.”

Sales of the $10 chances got off to a slow start last month, but took off before Christmas -- when buyers used them as gifts.

They were selling at a rate of about 50 per minute just before the sellout, spokesman Jason Cooke said. All 256 winning numbers are to be posted at www.delottery.com after they are verified.

Contact robin brown at 324-2856 or rbrown@delawareonline.com.


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    Posted: January 27, 2007, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

    To my amazement, Delaware sold out their raffle. Sales picked up after they coupled it with Powerball quickpicks I noticed. Here's the text of the story from the News Journal:

    http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061228/NEWS/61228037

    No raffle ticket yet? Too late now

    Posted Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 9:55 pm

    Anyone who hasn’t bought a ticket yet for the Delaware Lottery’s first-ever raffle is, well, out of luck.

    The last of 100,000 available tickets -- at $10 each -- was sold at 5:24 p.m. today.

    An 8 p.m. drawing is set for New Year’s Eve, with winners to be picked for the top prize of $250,000, five others of $25,000 and 250 of $500 apiece.

    Winning numbers are to be published New Year’s Day in The News Journal.

    All prizes are guaranteed to be awarded, unlike regular lottery games in which prizes roll over when no one selects the numbers drawn, according to Lottery Director Wayne Lemons.

    Odds of winning are 1 in 391, which Lemons called “the best odds offered by the Delaware Lottery for prizes this size.”

    Sales of the $10 chances got off to a slow start last month, but took off before Christmas -- when buyers used them as gifts.

    They were selling at a rate of about 50 per minute just before the sellout, spokesman Jason Cooke said. All 256 winning numbers are to be posted at www.delottery.com after they are verified.

    Contact robin brown at 324-2856 or rbrown@delawareonline.com.

    It looks like NY will have to offer an incentive to sell out their Raffle to Riches tickets. If NY were to give away Mega Millions tickets, it might be a bad thing, if the MM tickets automatically say "26 ANNUAL PAYMENTS", since NY still requires the choice when you play.

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      Posted: January 27, 2007, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

      I am going to purchase 25 California raffle tickets for $100 on 02-05-07.  Such a deal, only $4/ticket.  Escondido John

      The Million Dollar Raffle will run for only a limited time. Sales begin on February 5, 2007 and will continue through March 17, 2007 or until all 5 million numbers have been sold, whichever comes first.

      Numbers will cost $5 each.  For every $20 you spend on raffle tickets, you will receive one number free.

      Raffle #'s Issued/Ticket Price:Includes:
      1 for $5 
      2 for $10 
      3 for $15 
      5 for $201 Free Number
      10 for $402 Free Numbers
      15 for $603 Free Numbers
      20 for $804 Free Numbers
      25 for $1005 Free Numbers

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