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PA Raffle Tickets on Sale - Drawing July 11, 2015

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Posted: May 5, 2015, 11:50 am - IP Logged

They went on sale today ... very early start this time. Nothing seems to have changed ...

Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XX Raffle Lottery Game

1. Name: The name of the raffle game is Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XX.

2. Price: The price of a Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XX lottery game ticket is $20.

3. Ticket Sales And Drawing Date: Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XX lottery game ticket sales will commence on or after May 5, 2015, and will continue until all 500,000 tickets have been sold, or 5:00 p.m. on July 11, 2015, whichever occurs earlier.

4. Ticket Characteristics: Each Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XX lottery game ticket will contain one chance consisting of one unique computer-generated eight-digit number between 00000001 and 00500000, the drawing date, amount bet and validation data.

5. Prizes: The prizes that can be won in this game are $100, $1,000, $100,000 and $1,000,000. A player may only win one time on each ticket or chance.

6. Maximum Number of Tickets Printed and Sold for the Game: There will be no more than 500,000 tickets printed and sold for the Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XX lottery game. The chances will be sequentially issued on a statewide basis from the range of individual unique numbers representing the chances available for the game.

7. Conduct of Drawing: The results of the Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XX will be televised on July 11, 2015, at or about 7:00 p.m. A computer-generated randomizer will be used to conduct the drawing. Six-thousand (6,000) unique eight-digit numbers will be drawn from the range of numbers representing the chances sold. The first four unique eight-digit numbers drawn will be the first-prize-tier winning numbers. The fifth through eighth unique eight-digit numbers drawn will be the second-prize-tier winning numbers. The ninth through 108th unique eight-digit numbers drawn will be the third-prize-tier winning numbers. The 109th through 6,000th unique eight-digit numbers drawn will be the fourth-prize-tier winning numbers.

Ticket Matching Exactly the Unique Eight-digit Number Drawn:

Winners                    Prize                   Odds          Winners         
First-Prize-Tier          $1,000,000         125,000            4
Second-Prize-Tier     $100,000            125,000            4
Third-Prize-Tier         $1,000                    5,000        100
Fourth-Prize-Tier       $100                       84.86     5,892

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    Posted: May 8, 2015, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

    I don't think I'll be in PA this summer so I probably won't play the best ran raffle in the country. I do well when I play this raffle

    That money's gone fo ever

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      Posted: May 27, 2015, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

      Picked up 8 tickets yesterday... 8 more to come in June!  G5

      About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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        Posted: May 31, 2015, 6:44 pm - IP Logged

        Why do you think it is the best run raffle?

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          Posted: May 31, 2015, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

          Why do you think it is the best run raffle?

          1. The fact that the game is always sold out and the draw is always on schedule.
          2. The fact that players get 2 months to buy tickets and not rushed
          3. The 4 top prizes of $1M instead of just 1 and the incredible odds.

          That money's gone fo ever

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            Posted: June 1, 2015, 5:12 am - IP Logged

            Why do you think it is the best run raffle?

            Yes, maringoman has summed it all up ... but in "quick summary" ... it's all about the odds.

            Is there any lottery game anywhere that you can spend $20 with four chances to win $ 1 million or $100,000 at the odds of 1: 125,000?

            I don't know, there might be a better state raffle or lottery game somewhere. I have checked some state raffles but not all.

            Some state raffles only have one shot a million dollars but for the same ticket cost ... a person gets four shots at a million dollar prize or four shots at $100,000 ... all for one ticket.

            Some state raffles cost less but a person can figure it this way ... four chances to win a million dollars divided into the $20 ticket cost = the ticket price is actually only $5. If the PA raffle ticket cost only $5 for one chance to win $1 million dollars ... many people would buy more than one ticket anyway ... spending $10 or $20 ... but there would still only be one prize for a million dollars ... so now you either buy four $5 tickets to have a shot at $1 million or you buy four $5 tickets "at one time" spending $20 to have a shot at "four" $1 million dollar prizes ... all for the same cost.

            I will admit, the best odds or not ... I have played all the earlier raffles and never won anything ... not even $100.

            The "best odds" mean nothing if you never win anything ... but I still buy my $20 tickets ... why you ask ? ... because it's the game "with the best odds" !!!

            To get serious for a moment ... I have not checked all the states or the world ... is there a lottery game anywhere with odds of 1: 125,000 to win $1 million dollars ???

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              Posted: June 28, 2015, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

              Less than 2 weeks to go, anyone know if we reached half way on sales?

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                Posted: June 30, 2015, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

                Got my first ticket this am, 258K range.  Need to average 21.3K per day to sell out.  The number of remaining tickets should soon be posted on the lottery terminals and website.

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                  Posted: July 8, 2015, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                  I see there are still more than 100,000 raffle tickets not sold. I don't think they'll sell them all by July 11. I wonder what happened.

                  That money's gone fo ever

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                    Posted: July 8, 2015, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

                    Yep, need to avg around 40K a day to sell out.  I thought the drawing in January wouldn't sell out, but it did the last day.  I believe the last two days of sales did hit around 40K sold per day, quite the uptick, almost too many to believe.  A few years ago when the tickets weren't going to sell out, the lottery discounted them a few dollars, cant remember the exact price.  If they don't sell out, I wonder if the lottery would  just buy the remaining tickets?

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                      Posted: July 9, 2015, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

                      My guess is that they will sell out.  I don't know why there is such a ticket buying frenzy the last few days they're on sale, but that's something that's not unique to Pennsylvania.

                      The same thing happens in Connecticut with their SuperDraw raffle.

                      Maybe it's that 20 dollar price point that makes people hold off until the last minute.  Perhaps people are reluctant to part ways with a twenty until they realize there's precious little time to participate in the raffle.

                      Someone asked in an earlier post why another poster thought the PA Millionaire Raffle is the best in the country. I agree with the answer that it's all about the odds.  In Connecticut, there's one top prize winner of a million dollars, tickets are ten dollars each, and a max of 275,000 tickets are sold.  So odds of 275,000 to 1 to win a million dollars will cost you ten bucks.

                      In PA, there are four top prize winners of a million dollars, tickets are twenty dollars each, and a max of 500,000 are sold.  BUT!!  Players can think of one ticket as four tickets costing 5 bucks each.  So odds of 125,000 to 1 to win a million dollars will cost you five bucks.  Lower odds for less money!  IMHO that's a great deal!  G5

                      About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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                        Posted: July 9, 2015, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

                        We will see if they sell out, about 20 percent of the tickets still remain with 48 hours left.

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                          Posted: July 9, 2015, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

                          I see there are still more than 100,000 raffle tickets not sold. I don't think they'll sell them all by July 11. I wonder what happened.

                          Several consecutive monsoons happened.

                          Because of styles, people are separated.  They are not united together because styles became law.  But the original founder of the style started out with hypothesis - but now it has become the gospel truth.  Like boxing or fencing JKDL is a step by step project in which each maneuver must be repeated many times.  Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water.  Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.  Put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.  Now water can flow, or surge or drip or crash.  Be water my friend. 

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                            My guess is that they will sell out.  I don't know why there is such a ticket buying frenzy the last few days they're on sale, but that's something that's not unique to Pennsylvania.

                            The same thing happens in Connecticut with their SuperDraw raffle.

                            Maybe it's that 20 dollar price point that makes people hold off until the last minute.  Perhaps people are reluctant to part ways with a twenty until they realize there's precious little time to participate in the raffle.

                            Someone asked in an earlier post why another poster thought the PA Millionaire Raffle is the best in the country. I agree with the answer that it's all about the odds.  In Connecticut, there's one top prize winner of a million dollars, tickets are ten dollars each, and a max of 275,000 tickets are sold.  So odds of 275,000 to 1 to win a million dollars will cost you ten bucks.

                            In PA, there are four top prize winners of a million dollars, tickets are twenty dollars each, and a max of 500,000 are sold.  BUT!!  Players can think of one ticket as four tickets costing 5 bucks each.  So odds of 125,000 to 1 to win a million dollars will cost you five bucks.  Lower odds for less money!  IMHO that's a great deal!  G5

                            I don't know why there is such a ticket buying frenzy the last few days they're on sale

                            Fear of Loss.

                            The same thing happens in Connecticut with their SuperDraw raffle.

                            Fear of Loss Again.

                            Be water my friend.  Water does not fear the cold or the heat.  It is simply a transmutation.

                            Do the seas fear the clouds? Does the ocean fear the glacier?

                            To win the lottery or any game of chance you must be like water my friend.

                            You must let go and let GOD.

                            Because of styles, people are separated.  They are not united together because styles became law.  But the original founder of the style started out with hypothesis - but now it has become the gospel truth.  Like boxing or fencing JKDL is a step by step project in which each maneuver must be repeated many times.  Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water.  Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.  Put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.  Now water can flow, or surge or drip or crash.  Be water my friend. 

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                              Posted: July 11, 2015, 6:03 am - IP Logged

                              I see there are still more than 100,000 raffle tickets not sold. I don't think they'll sell them all by July 11. I wonder what happened.

                              As of 6 AM Saturday July 11th there are less than 65,075 tickets left.  Tickets can be sold until 5 PM tonite. I think they're gonna just make it!   The drawing is at 7 PM tonite. G5

                              About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!