|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:
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.
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