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Update on Arkansas Million Dollar Raffle

Topic closed. 4 replies. Last post 6 years ago by dallascowboyfan.

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Posted: January 3, 2011, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

With all the excitement around raffles this time of year, I reached out to the Arkansas Lottery to see where things standard with regard to the Million Dollar Raffle.

Unlike other states, which set a definite draw date (or target date for the drawing), the Arkansas Lottery is not setting a draw date at all; in fact they will not provided even the smallest hint about a draw date, except to say, "The draw is scheduled to take place upon sellout."

The raffle has 500,000 tickets available, and as of midnight last night (Jan. 2, 2011), 230,129 tickets had been sold.

Tickets went on sale Wednesday, July 14, 2010.  There was a minor glitch the first week of sales.

 

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    ttech10's avatar - blobdude
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    Posted: January 3, 2011, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

    Not even half the tickets in almost a 6 month period. At the current rate they won't sell out until late July, though since most of those sells came within the first month it will be much longer than late July unless they find some way to really increase sales.

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      Posted: January 3, 2011, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

      Not even half the tickets in almost a 6 month period. At the current rate they won't sell out until late July, though since most of those sells came within the first month it will be much longer than late July unless they find some way to really increase sales.

      They need to set a date, and hire a better promotions person.

       HyperBe Happy.

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        Posted: January 30, 2011, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

        Thanks for the update, I'm not sure if i want to invest anymore $ into this game. 

        The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) just sucked over $2 million out of the Ark economy, $2 million just setting in the back drawing interest.

        I think with every month that passes the odds of winning tickets getting destroyed, lost or forgotten about greatly increases and it will be a miracle if both million dollar prizes are claimed.

        I guess this is why the ASL director just got a cost of living raise, on top of his $324,000 a year salary!

         

        lar

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          Posted: February 2, 2011, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

          Well now........ I am giong to have to visit some cousins in ArkansasWink........