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PA Raffle Tickets on Sale - Drawing July 11, 2015

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Posted: July 19, 2015, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

Although I've only played in the last two PA Millionaire Raffles, I have to agree with everything written above.

I realize that the raffle was held over a week ago, but I just downloaded a PDF file from the PA Lottery's website that lists the winning numbers in each prize category.  I'm surprised by something I noticed, and that's that many winning tickets were sold very late in the selling cycle.  I say that because I saw a lot of winning numbers listed that were above 300,000.  That said, the 100 dollar winners do seem to have a normal distribution/bell curve of winning numbers.

Three of the four top prize winners had numbers above 360,000.  Two of the of the four $100,000 winners had numbers above 359,000.  I didn't count them, but it appears that slightly less than half of the $1,000 winners had winning numbers above 313,000.  I don't know if this information has any significance or not.   

I do know that players (for whatever reason) hold off from buying tickets until the bitter end, and I'm wondering if that can be tied to the large number of higher numbers that won. I cant think of a good reason why that'd be the case, but I'm very tempted to deploy a new strategy of NOT buying any tickets for the next Millionaire raffle until right after Christmas.  I know, you're thinking I'm crazy, but it's true! 

Holding off on buying raffle tickets until the last minute is not unique to PA.  In Connecticut, where up until 2015, they held  two "SuperDraw" raffles per year for a top prize of one million dollars, the same phenomenon is seen. This past July 4th, CT did NOT hold a SuperDraw raffle.  That maybe due to the fact that for last year's Fourth of July raffle they sold 138,000 tickets out of a max of 275,000. That makes me wonder if they'll hold a New Years Day SuperDraw raffle.  Time will tell on that.  G5

PS This might make you feel a little better Ron, but FWIW, I run a pool of 8 guys at work and we bought 16 tickets for the New Year 2015 raffle, and 16 again for the July 11th raffle. (A total of $640) We haven't won a dime either!!

I have also noticed this since 2013 ... I have not checked all the way back to the first raffle drawing.

I was going to wait this time and buy my raffle tickets very late or near the end over the last two weeks before July 11th, but I did not ... here are the numbers for the $1 million dollar prize ... it's the only one that I really care about ... but don't get me wrong, I would gladly accept any prize amount, but I play for the top prize with the 1 in 125,000 odds.

If there is another raffle later this year ... I am not buying any tickets till the last two weeks of the game, I had too many early tickets that were worthless ... it's not what the PA Lottery wants to hear. They should drop the tickets sold to 400,000 and offer some early prizes ... like $100 prizes for early buyers of tickets ... I'll take my chances with the later numbers, the past results seem to support buying tickets near the end of the game.

As you can see many of the $1 million dollar prizes are higher numbers ... really a large percentage.

Millionaire Raffle 16 - Drawing July 6, 2013

$1,000,000 Winners

00125256
00285673
00453260
00477674

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Millionaire Raffle 17 - Drawing January 4, 2014

$1,000,000 Winners

00077226
00332500
00339016
00355789

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Millionaire Raffle 18 - Drawing July 5, 2014

$1,000,000 Winners

00118772
00219413
00279919
00388503

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Millionaire Raffle 19 - Drawing January 3, 2015

$1,000,000 Winners

00156850
00303816
00387386
00438607

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Millionaire Raffle 20 - Drawing July 11, 2015

$1,000,000 Winners

00121909
00360306
00380269
00397041

...

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    Posted: July 19, 2015, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

    I have also noticed this since 2013 ... I have not checked all the way back to the first raffle drawing.

    I was going to wait this time and buy my raffle tickets very late or near the end over the last two weeks before July 11th, but I did not ... here are the numbers for the $1 million dollar prize ... it's the only one that I really care about ... but don't get me wrong, I would gladly accept any prize amount, but I play for the top prize with the 1 in 125,000 odds.

    If there is another raffle later this year ... I am not buying any tickets till the last two weeks of the game, I had too many early tickets that were worthless ... it's not what the PA Lottery wants to hear. They should drop the tickets sold to 400,000 and offer some early prizes ... like $100 prizes for early buyers of tickets ... I'll take my chances with the later numbers, the past results seem to support buying tickets near the end of the game.

    As you can see many of the $1 million dollar prizes are higher numbers ... really a large percentage.

    Millionaire Raffle 16 - Drawing July 6, 2013

    $1,000,000 Winners

    00125256
    00285673
    00453260
    00477674

    -----------------------------------------------------------

    Millionaire Raffle 17 - Drawing January 4, 2014

    $1,000,000 Winners

    00077226
    00332500
    00339016
    00355789

    -----------------------------------------------------------

    Millionaire Raffle 18 - Drawing July 5, 2014

    $1,000,000 Winners

    00118772
    00219413
    00279919
    00388503

    -----------------------------------------------------------

    Millionaire Raffle 19 - Drawing January 3, 2015

    $1,000,000 Winners

    00156850
    00303816
    00387386
    00438607

    ----------------------------------------------------------

    Millionaire Raffle 20 - Drawing July 11, 2015

    $1,000,000 Winners

    00121909
    00360306
    00380269
    00397041

    ...

    Great historical info CW.  Thanks!

    As I said in my post, I can't for the life of me see a valid/good reason why it would be the case that tickets sold later in the selling cycle have fared so much better, but the fact remains they have.  Do you suppose many players have seen/heard this, and that's the reason why they hold off until just before the deadline to buy their tickets? 

    While I cant say with any degree of certainty, it does seem to me that this happens in Connecticut too.  As you and I have discussed in PM's as well as this forum, players in CT hold off buying SuperDraw raffle tickets too.  Can it be that players there hold the same opinion that the higher numbers are preferable?  That's not anything I've ever heard anyone discuss, but as you know, I don't live in CT or PA.  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 20, 2015, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

      Interesting. Makes one wonder if there's some monkey business going on. At minimum, the top 4 millionaire prizes should be drawn manually. Would take a little longer, but likely be more random and easier to verify.

      With that said, I don't know if the randomizer is skewed, but will add some more data points that may be helpful for those with much statistical knowledge. Below is raffle #4 to #14 (don't have the first 3).

      PENNSYLVANIA LOTTERY MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE, JULY 7, 2007 DRAWING (Raffle 4)

      Early PA raffles offered 625,000 tickets.

      TOP PRIZE - $1,000,000 – 1st through 5th drawn numbers

      00142885
      00178321
      00358230
      00540998
      00619716

      SECOND PRIZE - $100,000 – 6th through 10th drawn numbers

      00428223
      00481526
      00496680
      00504718
      00511296

      THIRD PRIZE, $1,000 – 200 WINNING NUMBERS

      00000645 00067481 00163109 00241979 00300659 00373589 00453882 00519855
      00001524 00072682 00165399 00241986 00302193 00378357 00453890 00520194
      00004687 00076774 00172943 00243798 00304068 00381743 00456510 00525978
      00010056 00087084 00173145 00246693 00305139 00382277 00457793 00528294
      00010534 00090926 00175305 00248510 00306449 00384401 00462043 00533618
      00017275 00098819 00178694 00248631 00306486 00385415 00466653 00539841
      00018567 00100367 00179660 00251470 00310869 00388181 00473663 00545964
      00024542 00101143 00180337 00254283 00316569 00389738 00475865 00554595
      00025290 00108215 00182864 00255504 00320246 00390932 00479359 00556406
      00030443 00111115 00186800 00259897 00321706 00397928 00481628 00558380
      00034527 00111831 00194584 00259925 00327274 00399832 00483355 00559815
      00037039 00123386 00206072 00260854 00328006 00399997 00483586 00560036
      00039759 00127098 00208768 00261068 00330899 00405499 00485126 00566832
      00046121 00129139 00210678 00265104 00335496 00408546 00486372 00571511
      00049014 00132481 00212648 00265693 00336033 00411208 00487640 00584938
      00051695 00132484 00216319 00266460 00336581 00411540 00488363 00589365
      00052117 00134293 00216674 00267061 00345984 00414469 00490925 00589636
      00055380 00135112 00231419 00270794 00352701 00428352 00492128 00594277
      00056634 00135648 00231841 00272111 00354915 00429088 00496658 00595011
      00056674 00137379 00233441 00273304 00355053 00429146 00503833 00598561
      00057535 00148403 00234340 00278247 00370475 00429702 00507613 00602757
      00057974 00156719 00235462 00278673 00371286 00432211 00510157 00604449
      00060431 00158917 00235688 00283722 00372504 00432976 00512929 00609517
      00060725 00160357 00236937 00287506 00372557 00439791 00513098 00620601
      00061085 00163083 00240567 00298317 00372648 00445906 00514456 00622756


      PENNSYLVANIA LOTTERY MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE, December 29, 2007 DRAWING  (Raffle 5)

      ** The was the last raffle with 625,000 tickets. From what I recall, some tickets were sold for $18; $2 discount. **

      TOP PRIZE - $1,000,000 – 1st through 5th drawn numbers

      00058955
      00161106
      00478695
      00566266
      00596835

      SECOND PRIZE - $100,000 – 6th through 10th drawn numbers

      00007480
      00199105
      00305177
      00312084
      00376309

      200 prizes of $1,000 drawn

      00005992 00086774 00180522 00239684 00339678 00414133 00482452 00561389
      00006729 00087045 00180751 00243901 00341259 00414912 00483134 00561996
      00009413 00089677 00182834 00244653 00342688 00419350 00485063 00568825
      00010373 00092281 00184575 00252507 00344782 00425448 00486588 00570017
      00014983 00093110 00186051 00264069 00353734 00425658 00489089 00576728
      00015938 00097719 00186491 00270297 00354719 00432872 00489800 00578713
      00016714 00101558 00188413 00273783 00358908 00433345 00497905 00579230
      00019434 00108238 00190324 00277964 00360727 00434045 00499346 00580170
      00025635 00109277 00190989 00288900 00363750 00436122 00499784 00593329
      00027907 00110751 00192761 00321541 00366479 00441173 00502028 00594957
      00033272 00110781 00196485 00323404 00367049 00443650 00504721 00596653
      00033588 00121495 00198341 00323490 00369282 00444560 00514700 00598701
      00035864 00133019 00198646 00324237 00374666 00447348 00521611 00602174
      00038641 00136036 00200382 00326115 00376549 00452652 00526431 00605227
      00039623 00136255 00201047 00328400 00377918 00457925 00526952 00610283
      00041669 00145188 00204268 00328523 00382300 00464916 00533324 00610383
      00042622 00147757 00204565 00329142 00387050 00469227 00538634 00611345
      00043542 00147765 00205337 00330871 00389086 00473063 00539278 00611925
      00051911 00153191 00206058 00331212 00392406 00473198 00540498 00614719
      00068425 00156567 00208516 00334115 00394390 00474197 00543465 00616352
      00070507 00157758 00218329 00334337 00396252 00474792 00545335 00618225
      00071724 00158510 00222834 00334926 00406502 00477359 00546714 00620698
      00074382 00161700 00228959 00335768 00409083 00479235 00551585 00622834
      00079881 00164416 00233316 00336712 00409975 00480770 00553948 00623125
      00085119 00176250 00239422 00337462 00411463 00482264 00554093 00624094


      7/5/2008 Millionaire Raffle VI - Drawing July 5, 2008

      $1,000,000 Winners

      00110230
      00234572
      00338908
      00351737

      $100,000 Winners

      00057161
      00234155
      00260077
      00479671

      $1000 Winners

      00013492 00099789 00176307 00246874 00349815
      00016005 00101992 00177297 00251273 00359268
      00021757 00104233 00182410 00252558 00373406
      00023807 00115357 00186671 00263677 00377027
      00025152 00115882 00189035 00266036 00392487
      00027345 00116798 00203667 00266154 00404783
      00028995 00120605 00204648 00276367 00411601
      00040191 00123391 00210670 00281823 00424114
      00046426 00129592 00213912 00292057 00426871
      00048764 00129947 00216269 00293949 00426884
      00050192 00132400 00218630 00308064 00428407
      00051453 00138510 00222703 00317328 00430318
      00054545 00141058 00224210 00323205 00430477
      00058182 00141248 00224732 00331771 00435098
      00058778 00145822 00234892 00332442 00449191
      00066355 00152249 00235647 00338561 00449461
      00069991 00154154 00237687 00339318 00467187
      00070448 00155396 00242388 00342333 00471262
      00075811 00164091 00242547 00344126 00488178
      00080610 00170127 00243453 00345772 00494069


      1/3/2009 Millionaire Raffle VII - Drawing January 3, 2009

      $1,000,000 Winners
      00019427
      00052620
      00211264
      00481893

      $100,000 Winners

      00010166
      00041162
      00057855
      00246558

      $1000 Winners

      00000607 00107421 00213660 00283446 00419558
      00014473 00114817 00215948 00291689 00425942
      00015018 00116569 00216522 00292554 00427939
      00032027 00128258 00218886 00304781 00432713
      00040340 00132696 00221755 00306970 00434433
      00045577 00132748 00224191 00315223 00440346
      00046443 00138976 00224292 00324830 00443732
      00065294 00142992 00226422 00341958 00445420
      00065743 00145626 00226845 00351336 00463428
      00072146 00146817 00240230 00361950 00469133
      00074127 00148287 00240534 00372185 00473894
      00078730 00149951 00243801 00376164 00474017
      00086145 00152226 00250170 00376490 00476958
      00091783 00158148 00252998 00378690 00476972
      00099289 00172499 00259282 00379939 00479181
      00099356 00186699 00259627 00386640 00482928
      00100151 00190473 00259868 00387569 00487392
      00103124 00197871 00264847 00388167 00490655
      00104166 00210729 00265737 00410797 00491638
      00106942 00211409 00277631 00418162 00494372


      7/4/2009 Millionaire Raffle VIII - Drawing July 4, 2009

      $1,000,000 Winners

      00101931
      00201179
      00364562
      00381511

      $100,000 Winners

      00038421
      00118345
      00309508
      00351240

      $1000 Winners

      00007746 00100195 00204044 00301332 00394268
      00007995 00103633 00204446 00303428 00394901
      00011531 00103727 00209236 00309511 00406469
      00014975 00118838 00213466 00315516 00418532
      00016188 00121084 00213597 00340191 00419952
      00018648 00121305 00216866 00345052 00426406
      00025145 00126126 00219398 00349370 00428562
      00028144 00127834 00219679 00350656 00430812
      00036534 00135442 00227095 00354311 00447159
      00046271 00137321 00228116 00367324 00465186
      00047094 00139441 00228571 00379283 00469986
      00057964 00142167 00238594 00380662 00472237
      00062548 00153991 00258865 00386669 00473264
      00070118 00160217 00267289 00386800 00476201
      00072094 00169836 00269577 00390481 00480763
      00075621 00171347 00272151 00390484 00481712
      00077394 00181058 00280159 00391626 00482398
      00078434 00189305 00289425 00392645 00489159
      00089806 00196616 00299785 00393742 00491639
      00089862 00197770 00301153 00394260 00496808


      1/2/2010 Millionaire Raffle IX - Drawing January 2, 2010

      $1,000,000 Winners

      00177933
      00197968
      00246198
      00481361

      $100,000 Winners

      00047114
      00223419
      00327483
      00411539

      $1000 Winners

      00006678 00098022 00211820 00279708 00394844
      00012060 00104492 00216302 00295112 00415108
      00014443 00111051 00219814 00296711 00421155
      00023136 00111931 00224500 00304737 00430386
      00024926 00116823 00226267 00318859 00432049
      00028872 00117628 00230892 00326646 00433908
      00034942 00119134 00231641 00327106 00440933
      00035930 00120006 00233156 00335645 00441082
      00036873 00129848 00234304 00343094 00442843
      00039342 00136256 00241811 00353162 00455156
      00040638 00146429 00242282 00354462 00462220
      00041215 00149474 00250742 00356205 00465935
      00043515 00159579 00250780 00361816 00466156
      00045561 00164472 00253118 00365525 00470914
      00068636 00171828 00255137 00369520 00474619
      00072522 00173137 00259143 00375817 00482646
      00074340 00174922 00262496 00382035 00485024
      00077557 00177875 00263456 00384090 00490840
      00084714 00201466 00268317 00387643 00492328
      00085174 00201788 00276578 00391024 00499733


      7/11/2010 Millionaire Raffle X - Drawing July 10, 2010

      $1,000,000 Winners

      00081227
      00107238
      00221060
      00278251

      $100,000 Winners
      00185898
      00203999
      00320394
      00499277

      $1000 Winners

      00008316 00103940 00169988 00276663 00383368
      00011901 00106804 00179982 00277984 00386625
      00013063 00107886 00203192 00283172 00389680
      00014276 00108468 00206468 00289955 00394176
      00016464 00109519 00209324 00290586 00400181
      00019231 00110327 00217501 00290733 00405836
      00036866 00116541 00218050 00292435 00408798
      00036907 00124198 00220444 00302443 00429954
      00043120 00131434 00223355 00302819 00437734
      00044438 00132516 00235438 00306544 00455283
      00049841 00134103 00238493 00306589 00462272
      00053365 00139606 00239838 00310337 00463787
      00054606 00140956 00240942 00318218 00463873
      00074272 00142809 00242762 00334136 00465192
      00090538 00148052 00243197 00341168 00466835
      00092081 00151617 00250991 00354437 00467693
      00092245 00153516 00253720 00361887 00473958
      00092946 00162132 00255192 00371075 00474373
      00102100 00164397 00263368 00375491 00484307
      00103714 00168423 00267291 00379935 00498540


      1/1/2011 Millionaire Raffle XI - Drawing January 1, 2011

      $1,000,000 Winners

      00000596
      00007008
      00124963
      00411318

      $100,000 Winners

      00083595
      00165503
      00207633
      00292319

      $1000 Winners

      00013036 00080888 00186525 00317834 00385807
      00013864 00089927 00214081 00323742 00391202
      00016735 00098326 00228553 00334762 00400480
      00026047 00100956 00233398 00335103 00410621
      00026227 00104302 00243179 00337602 00414736
      00026818 00105774 00250809 00338513 00418878
      00028393 00112640 00255605 00338747 00422349
      00032424 00114552 00259916 00339178 00434519
      00041204 00118948 00267075 00339981 00435398
      00047971 00129696 00267335 00342850 00439523
      00049192 00129932 00274400 00344143 00439579
      00049459 00134831 00278934 00349486 00441929
      00050544 00138369 00286344 00360002 00453739
      00053571 00142303 00287724 00365373 00461505
      00058803 00150483 00288759 00368381 00464809
      00062747 00155154 00292287 00371855 00471907
      00068425 00156147 00295537 00374830 00474700
      00068523 00172636 00298256 00376021 00475200
      00078902 00176054 00304249 00383198 00482266
      00079323 00183567 00315431 00383815 00495794


      7/9/2011 Millionaire Raffle XII - Drawing July 9, 2011

      $1,000,000 Winners

      00080193
      00234540
      00281933
      00486364

      $100,000 Winners
      00006344
      00083473
      00106936
      00149546

      $1000 Winners

      00010800 00153282 00244147 00303284 00383213
      00012524 00154059 00245712 00303710 00386209
      00013432 00167364 00245868 00305398 00388572
      00027110 00167622 00246164 00309991 00392059
      00035152 00174550 00250465 00310988 00419952
      00057124 00180188 00250604 00317136 00421629
      00064678 00181237 00251975 00320044 00422959
      00064916 00183471 00252864 00320915 00432349
      00082729 00193972 00256204 00321568 00439614
      00087614 00194280 00264742 00321604 00441681
      00091120 00195039 00266195 00338862 00446374
      00098763 00195298 00270063 00344898 00463357
      00102948 00201468 00272076 00351750 00486029
      00112852 00209665 00283279 00357161 00488877
      00115510 00210317 00287951 00365707 00489868
      00116370 00212411 00289843 00368916 00490893
      00119284 00230921 00291148 00371998 00491291
      00137609 00232014 00293048 00372718 00497434
      00139400 00236911 00299846 00373251 00498397
      00144477 00242421 00300700 00380033 00499191


      12/31/2011 Millionaire Raffle XIII - Drawing December 31, 2011

      $1,000,000 Winners

      00089418
      00319954
      00403200
      00497859

      $100,000 Winners

      00030168
      00112714
      00138754
      00203454

      $1000 Winners

      00007013 00136813 00215456 00304440 00388361
      00009741 00143230 00221211 00308397 00389758
      00011398 00144036 00227490 00312146 00396237
      00012137 00146086 00232296 00315459 00398997
      00019933 00148670 00233917 00321117 00399430
      00021897 00152343 00246309 00323248 00401105
      00034450 00157637 00255574 00324363 00405221
      00039498 00159327 00263703 00329444 00418772
      00050470 00163806 00266031 00332197 00452235
      00059770 00165533 00268353 00334322 00455740
      00091164 00169259 00271033 00341097 00456896
      00095110 00178290 00271398 00342371 00463856
      00098564 00178469 00271579 00348138 00465522
      00106511 00183256 00276740 00349429 00470029
      00106965 00183682 00279275 00356302 00473930
      00107823 00188370 00279333 00362767 00474392
      00120357 00189820 00283010 00368547 00475886
      00120450 00192147 00284106 00369203 00489415
      00124266 00211354 00288048 00370838 00490410
      00136124 00211414 00296635 00379613 00490580


      7/7/2012 Millionaire Raffle 14 - Drawing July 7, 2012

      $1,000,000 Winners

      00224510
      00272847
      00347142
      00376010

      $100,000 Winners
      00107840
      00295315
      00404629
      00450157

      $1000 Winners

      00001712 00088918 00175791 00319729 00388650
      00004502 00091342 00203934 00321943 00392355
      00007770 00099965 00210313 00321985 00394947
      00014478 00106753 00213810 00322207 00395318
      00031255 00121595 00219232 00332930 00399332
      00032965 00125198 00222806 00349170 00406606
      00036264 00126852 00238160 00350372 00406878
      00042683 00134567 00240613 00353449 00415148
      00047257 00136690 00245246 00353774 00435301
      00048691 00139959 00258769 00354201 00440206
      00050126 00142595 00265271 00360294 00444048
      00051602 00143051 00265590 00364561 00456699
      00060795 00144287 00267828 00373645 00464106
      00065783 00145680 00267972 00374689 00465121
      00074601 00149606 00269311 00376934 00471994
      00076261 00152454 00271815 00378608 00479063
      00076882 00161424 00291831 00380970 00482714
      00081677 00164258 00292456 00384431 00488368
      00083707 00166578 00294158 00385350 00491163
      00085098 00168023 00298082 00386921 00498981

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        Interesting. Makes one wonder if there's some monkey business going on. At minimum, the top 4 millionaire prizes should be drawn manually. Would take a little longer, but likely be more random and easier to verify.

        With that said, I don't know if the randomizer is skewed, but will add some more data points that may be helpful for those with much statistical knowledge. Below is raffle #4 to #14 (don't have the first 3).

        PENNSYLVANIA LOTTERY MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE, JULY 7, 2007 DRAWING (Raffle 4)

        Early PA raffles offered 625,000 tickets.

        TOP PRIZE - $1,000,000 – 1st through 5th drawn numbers

        00142885
        00178321
        00358230
        00540998
        00619716

        SECOND PRIZE - $100,000 – 6th through 10th drawn numbers

        00428223
        00481526
        00496680
        00504718
        00511296

        THIRD PRIZE, $1,000 – 200 WINNING NUMBERS

        00000645 00067481 00163109 00241979 00300659 00373589 00453882 00519855
        00001524 00072682 00165399 00241986 00302193 00378357 00453890 00520194
        00004687 00076774 00172943 00243798 00304068 00381743 00456510 00525978
        00010056 00087084 00173145 00246693 00305139 00382277 00457793 00528294
        00010534 00090926 00175305 00248510 00306449 00384401 00462043 00533618
        00017275 00098819 00178694 00248631 00306486 00385415 00466653 00539841
        00018567 00100367 00179660 00251470 00310869 00388181 00473663 00545964
        00024542 00101143 00180337 00254283 00316569 00389738 00475865 00554595
        00025290 00108215 00182864 00255504 00320246 00390932 00479359 00556406
        00030443 00111115 00186800 00259897 00321706 00397928 00481628 00558380
        00034527 00111831 00194584 00259925 00327274 00399832 00483355 00559815
        00037039 00123386 00206072 00260854 00328006 00399997 00483586 00560036
        00039759 00127098 00208768 00261068 00330899 00405499 00485126 00566832
        00046121 00129139 00210678 00265104 00335496 00408546 00486372 00571511
        00049014 00132481 00212648 00265693 00336033 00411208 00487640 00584938
        00051695 00132484 00216319 00266460 00336581 00411540 00488363 00589365
        00052117 00134293 00216674 00267061 00345984 00414469 00490925 00589636
        00055380 00135112 00231419 00270794 00352701 00428352 00492128 00594277
        00056634 00135648 00231841 00272111 00354915 00429088 00496658 00595011
        00056674 00137379 00233441 00273304 00355053 00429146 00503833 00598561
        00057535 00148403 00234340 00278247 00370475 00429702 00507613 00602757
        00057974 00156719 00235462 00278673 00371286 00432211 00510157 00604449
        00060431 00158917 00235688 00283722 00372504 00432976 00512929 00609517
        00060725 00160357 00236937 00287506 00372557 00439791 00513098 00620601
        00061085 00163083 00240567 00298317 00372648 00445906 00514456 00622756


        PENNSYLVANIA LOTTERY MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE, December 29, 2007 DRAWING  (Raffle 5)

        ** The was the last raffle with 625,000 tickets. From what I recall, some tickets were sold for $18; $2 discount. **

        TOP PRIZE - $1,000,000 – 1st through 5th drawn numbers

        00058955
        00161106
        00478695
        00566266
        00596835

        SECOND PRIZE - $100,000 – 6th through 10th drawn numbers

        00007480
        00199105
        00305177
        00312084
        00376309

        200 prizes of $1,000 drawn

        00005992 00086774 00180522 00239684 00339678 00414133 00482452 00561389
        00006729 00087045 00180751 00243901 00341259 00414912 00483134 00561996
        00009413 00089677 00182834 00244653 00342688 00419350 00485063 00568825
        00010373 00092281 00184575 00252507 00344782 00425448 00486588 00570017
        00014983 00093110 00186051 00264069 00353734 00425658 00489089 00576728
        00015938 00097719 00186491 00270297 00354719 00432872 00489800 00578713
        00016714 00101558 00188413 00273783 00358908 00433345 00497905 00579230
        00019434 00108238 00190324 00277964 00360727 00434045 00499346 00580170
        00025635 00109277 00190989 00288900 00363750 00436122 00499784 00593329
        00027907 00110751 00192761 00321541 00366479 00441173 00502028 00594957
        00033272 00110781 00196485 00323404 00367049 00443650 00504721 00596653
        00033588 00121495 00198341 00323490 00369282 00444560 00514700 00598701
        00035864 00133019 00198646 00324237 00374666 00447348 00521611 00602174
        00038641 00136036 00200382 00326115 00376549 00452652 00526431 00605227
        00039623 00136255 00201047 00328400 00377918 00457925 00526952 00610283
        00041669 00145188 00204268 00328523 00382300 00464916 00533324 00610383
        00042622 00147757 00204565 00329142 00387050 00469227 00538634 00611345
        00043542 00147765 00205337 00330871 00389086 00473063 00539278 00611925
        00051911 00153191 00206058 00331212 00392406 00473198 00540498 00614719
        00068425 00156567 00208516 00334115 00394390 00474197 00543465 00616352
        00070507 00157758 00218329 00334337 00396252 00474792 00545335 00618225
        00071724 00158510 00222834 00334926 00406502 00477359 00546714 00620698
        00074382 00161700 00228959 00335768 00409083 00479235 00551585 00622834
        00079881 00164416 00233316 00336712 00409975 00480770 00553948 00623125
        00085119 00176250 00239422 00337462 00411463 00482264 00554093 00624094


        7/5/2008 Millionaire Raffle VI - Drawing July 5, 2008

        $1,000,000 Winners

        00110230
        00234572
        00338908
        00351737

        $100,000 Winners

        00057161
        00234155
        00260077
        00479671

        $1000 Winners

        00013492 00099789 00176307 00246874 00349815
        00016005 00101992 00177297 00251273 00359268
        00021757 00104233 00182410 00252558 00373406
        00023807 00115357 00186671 00263677 00377027
        00025152 00115882 00189035 00266036 00392487
        00027345 00116798 00203667 00266154 00404783
        00028995 00120605 00204648 00276367 00411601
        00040191 00123391 00210670 00281823 00424114
        00046426 00129592 00213912 00292057 00426871
        00048764 00129947 00216269 00293949 00426884
        00050192 00132400 00218630 00308064 00428407
        00051453 00138510 00222703 00317328 00430318
        00054545 00141058 00224210 00323205 00430477
        00058182 00141248 00224732 00331771 00435098
        00058778 00145822 00234892 00332442 00449191
        00066355 00152249 00235647 00338561 00449461
        00069991 00154154 00237687 00339318 00467187
        00070448 00155396 00242388 00342333 00471262
        00075811 00164091 00242547 00344126 00488178
        00080610 00170127 00243453 00345772 00494069


        1/3/2009 Millionaire Raffle VII - Drawing January 3, 2009

        $1,000,000 Winners
        00019427
        00052620
        00211264
        00481893

        $100,000 Winners

        00010166
        00041162
        00057855
        00246558

        $1000 Winners

        00000607 00107421 00213660 00283446 00419558
        00014473 00114817 00215948 00291689 00425942
        00015018 00116569 00216522 00292554 00427939
        00032027 00128258 00218886 00304781 00432713
        00040340 00132696 00221755 00306970 00434433
        00045577 00132748 00224191 00315223 00440346
        00046443 00138976 00224292 00324830 00443732
        00065294 00142992 00226422 00341958 00445420
        00065743 00145626 00226845 00351336 00463428
        00072146 00146817 00240230 00361950 00469133
        00074127 00148287 00240534 00372185 00473894
        00078730 00149951 00243801 00376164 00474017
        00086145 00152226 00250170 00376490 00476958
        00091783 00158148 00252998 00378690 00476972
        00099289 00172499 00259282 00379939 00479181
        00099356 00186699 00259627 00386640 00482928
        00100151 00190473 00259868 00387569 00487392
        00103124 00197871 00264847 00388167 00490655
        00104166 00210729 00265737 00410797 00491638
        00106942 00211409 00277631 00418162 00494372


        7/4/2009 Millionaire Raffle VIII - Drawing July 4, 2009

        $1,000,000 Winners

        00101931
        00201179
        00364562
        00381511

        $100,000 Winners

        00038421
        00118345
        00309508
        00351240

        $1000 Winners

        00007746 00100195 00204044 00301332 00394268
        00007995 00103633 00204446 00303428 00394901
        00011531 00103727 00209236 00309511 00406469
        00014975 00118838 00213466 00315516 00418532
        00016188 00121084 00213597 00340191 00419952
        00018648 00121305 00216866 00345052 00426406
        00025145 00126126 00219398 00349370 00428562
        00028144 00127834 00219679 00350656 00430812
        00036534 00135442 00227095 00354311 00447159
        00046271 00137321 00228116 00367324 00465186
        00047094 00139441 00228571 00379283 00469986
        00057964 00142167 00238594 00380662 00472237
        00062548 00153991 00258865 00386669 00473264
        00070118 00160217 00267289 00386800 00476201
        00072094 00169836 00269577 00390481 00480763
        00075621 00171347 00272151 00390484 00481712
        00077394 00181058 00280159 00391626 00482398
        00078434 00189305 00289425 00392645 00489159
        00089806 00196616 00299785 00393742 00491639
        00089862 00197770 00301153 00394260 00496808


        1/2/2010 Millionaire Raffle IX - Drawing January 2, 2010

        $1,000,000 Winners

        00177933
        00197968
        00246198
        00481361

        $100,000 Winners

        00047114
        00223419
        00327483
        00411539

        $1000 Winners

        00006678 00098022 00211820 00279708 00394844
        00012060 00104492 00216302 00295112 00415108
        00014443 00111051 00219814 00296711 00421155
        00023136 00111931 00224500 00304737 00430386
        00024926 00116823 00226267 00318859 00432049
        00028872 00117628 00230892 00326646 00433908
        00034942 00119134 00231641 00327106 00440933
        00035930 00120006 00233156 00335645 00441082
        00036873 00129848 00234304 00343094 00442843
        00039342 00136256 00241811 00353162 00455156
        00040638 00146429 00242282 00354462 00462220
        00041215 00149474 00250742 00356205 00465935
        00043515 00159579 00250780 00361816 00466156
        00045561 00164472 00253118 00365525 00470914
        00068636 00171828 00255137 00369520 00474619
        00072522 00173137 00259143 00375817 00482646
        00074340 00174922 00262496 00382035 00485024
        00077557 00177875 00263456 00384090 00490840
        00084714 00201466 00268317 00387643 00492328
        00085174 00201788 00276578 00391024 00499733


        7/11/2010 Millionaire Raffle X - Drawing July 10, 2010

        $1,000,000 Winners

        00081227
        00107238
        00221060
        00278251

        $100,000 Winners
        00185898
        00203999
        00320394
        00499277

        $1000 Winners

        00008316 00103940 00169988 00276663 00383368
        00011901 00106804 00179982 00277984 00386625
        00013063 00107886 00203192 00283172 00389680
        00014276 00108468 00206468 00289955 00394176
        00016464 00109519 00209324 00290586 00400181
        00019231 00110327 00217501 00290733 00405836
        00036866 00116541 00218050 00292435 00408798
        00036907 00124198 00220444 00302443 00429954
        00043120 00131434 00223355 00302819 00437734
        00044438 00132516 00235438 00306544 00455283
        00049841 00134103 00238493 00306589 00462272
        00053365 00139606 00239838 00310337 00463787
        00054606 00140956 00240942 00318218 00463873
        00074272 00142809 00242762 00334136 00465192
        00090538 00148052 00243197 00341168 00466835
        00092081 00151617 00250991 00354437 00467693
        00092245 00153516 00253720 00361887 00473958
        00092946 00162132 00255192 00371075 00474373
        00102100 00164397 00263368 00375491 00484307
        00103714 00168423 00267291 00379935 00498540


        1/1/2011 Millionaire Raffle XI - Drawing January 1, 2011

        $1,000,000 Winners

        00000596
        00007008
        00124963
        00411318

        $100,000 Winners

        00083595
        00165503
        00207633
        00292319

        $1000 Winners

        00013036 00080888 00186525 00317834 00385807
        00013864 00089927 00214081 00323742 00391202
        00016735 00098326 00228553 00334762 00400480
        00026047 00100956 00233398 00335103 00410621
        00026227 00104302 00243179 00337602 00414736
        00026818 00105774 00250809 00338513 00418878
        00028393 00112640 00255605 00338747 00422349
        00032424 00114552 00259916 00339178 00434519
        00041204 00118948 00267075 00339981 00435398
        00047971 00129696 00267335 00342850 00439523
        00049192 00129932 00274400 00344143 00439579
        00049459 00134831 00278934 00349486 00441929
        00050544 00138369 00286344 00360002 00453739
        00053571 00142303 00287724 00365373 00461505
        00058803 00150483 00288759 00368381 00464809
        00062747 00155154 00292287 00371855 00471907
        00068425 00156147 00295537 00374830 00474700
        00068523 00172636 00298256 00376021 00475200
        00078902 00176054 00304249 00383198 00482266
        00079323 00183567 00315431 00383815 00495794


        7/9/2011 Millionaire Raffle XII - Drawing July 9, 2011

        $1,000,000 Winners

        00080193
        00234540
        00281933
        00486364

        $100,000 Winners
        00006344
        00083473
        00106936
        00149546

        $1000 Winners

        00010800 00153282 00244147 00303284 00383213
        00012524 00154059 00245712 00303710 00386209
        00013432 00167364 00245868 00305398 00388572
        00027110 00167622 00246164 00309991 00392059
        00035152 00174550 00250465 00310988 00419952
        00057124 00180188 00250604 00317136 00421629
        00064678 00181237 00251975 00320044 00422959
        00064916 00183471 00252864 00320915 00432349
        00082729 00193972 00256204 00321568 00439614
        00087614 00194280 00264742 00321604 00441681
        00091120 00195039 00266195 00338862 00446374
        00098763 00195298 00270063 00344898 00463357
        00102948 00201468 00272076 00351750 00486029
        00112852 00209665 00283279 00357161 00488877
        00115510 00210317 00287951 00365707 00489868
        00116370 00212411 00289843 00368916 00490893
        00119284 00230921 00291148 00371998 00491291
        00137609 00232014 00293048 00372718 00497434
        00139400 00236911 00299846 00373251 00498397
        00144477 00242421 00300700 00380033 00499191


        12/31/2011 Millionaire Raffle XIII - Drawing December 31, 2011

        $1,000,000 Winners

        00089418
        00319954
        00403200
        00497859

        $100,000 Winners

        00030168
        00112714
        00138754
        00203454

        $1000 Winners

        00007013 00136813 00215456 00304440 00388361
        00009741 00143230 00221211 00308397 00389758
        00011398 00144036 00227490 00312146 00396237
        00012137 00146086 00232296 00315459 00398997
        00019933 00148670 00233917 00321117 00399430
        00021897 00152343 00246309 00323248 00401105
        00034450 00157637 00255574 00324363 00405221
        00039498 00159327 00263703 00329444 00418772
        00050470 00163806 00266031 00332197 00452235
        00059770 00165533 00268353 00334322 00455740
        00091164 00169259 00271033 00341097 00456896
        00095110 00178290 00271398 00342371 00463856
        00098564 00178469 00271579 00348138 00465522
        00106511 00183256 00276740 00349429 00470029
        00106965 00183682 00279275 00356302 00473930
        00107823 00188370 00279333 00362767 00474392
        00120357 00189820 00283010 00368547 00475886
        00120450 00192147 00284106 00369203 00489415
        00124266 00211354 00288048 00370838 00490410
        00136124 00211414 00296635 00379613 00490580


        7/7/2012 Millionaire Raffle 14 - Drawing July 7, 2012

        $1,000,000 Winners

        00224510
        00272847
        00347142
        00376010

        $100,000 Winners
        00107840
        00295315
        00404629
        00450157

        $1000 Winners

        00001712 00088918 00175791 00319729 00388650
        00004502 00091342 00203934 00321943 00392355
        00007770 00099965 00210313 00321985 00394947
        00014478 00106753 00213810 00322207 00395318
        00031255 00121595 00219232 00332930 00399332
        00032965 00125198 00222806 00349170 00406606
        00036264 00126852 00238160 00350372 00406878
        00042683 00134567 00240613 00353449 00415148
        00047257 00136690 00245246 00353774 00435301
        00048691 00139959 00258769 00354201 00440206
        00050126 00142595 00265271 00360294 00444048
        00051602 00143051 00265590 00364561 00456699
        00060795 00144287 00267828 00373645 00464106
        00065783 00145680 00267972 00374689 00465121
        00074601 00149606 00269311 00376934 00471994
        00076261 00152454 00271815 00378608 00479063
        00076882 00161424 00291831 00380970 00482714
        00081677 00164258 00292456 00384431 00488368
        00083707 00166578 00294158 00385350 00491163
        00085098 00168023 00298082 00386921 00498981

        Thanks Ron for posting the additional information ... I have also noticed the 2nd prize of $100,000 being won with higher numbers.

        I was going to post all that information later today but you just did ... thanks.

        Both 1st and 2nd prize winning numbers seem to be higher numbers in a larger percentage ... I was going to post about all this in Jan after the New Year's raffle but I didn't think anyone would be interested.

        I follow numbers and results and this just stood out in front of me ... I had planned to buy all my tickets for the next raffle (July, just ended) near the end or in the last two weeks but I started buying early.

        Never again but now the PA Lottery may read all this and "play around" with the numbers or machine for the next raffle ... maybe they will make lower numbers come out.

        That is a great idea ... manually draw the eight top winning numbers ... four $1 million numbers and the four $100,000 numbers.

        Just don't like the RNGs for the raffle but that would be OK with me if all the other numbers were drawn with the RNG machine except for the top eight prizes.

        I would like to be buying in the 300,000 and 400,000 range ... that would have to be late ... maybe in the last two weeks or less.

        ...

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          Thanks Ron for posting the additional information ... I have also noticed the 2nd prize of $100,000 being won with higher numbers.

          I was going to post all that information later today but you just did ... thanks.

          Both 1st and 2nd prize winning numbers seem to be higher numbers in a larger percentage ... I was going to post about all this in Jan after the New Year's raffle but I didn't think anyone would be interested.

          I follow numbers and results and this just stood out in front of me ... I had planned to buy all my tickets for the next raffle (July, just ended) near the end or in the last two weeks but I started buying early.

          Never again but now the PA Lottery may read all this and "play around" with the numbers or machine for the next raffle ... maybe they will make lower numbers come out.

          That is a great idea ... manually draw the eight top winning numbers ... four $1 million numbers and the four $100,000 numbers.

          Just don't like the RNGs for the raffle but that would be OK with me if all the other numbers were drawn with the RNG machine except for the top eight prizes.

          I would like to be buying in the 300,000 and 400,000 range ... that would have to be late ... maybe in the last two weeks or less.

          ...

          Just a small addition to my earlier post ... maybe buying raffle tickets after sales pass the half-way mark or 250,000 tickets sold, would be the way to go.

          It seems foolish to buy any tickets very early ... under 100,000 ... there are not that many large prize winners under 100,000.

          It would seem buying after 250,000 would be a better bet and maybe only after ticket sales go past 300,000, but there are some high prize winning numbers between 250,000 and 300,000 ... maybe more with the $100,000 prize.

          Of course if no one wants to buy the early tickets then a whole new problem exists ... no real sales till the last two weeks of the raffle ... the uninformed and people passing through PA will buy some tickets but the rest of us will be waiting for the higher numbers ... it really could be one heck of a buying frenzy in those last two weeks ... maybe not ... maybe people are just not interested in the raffle anymore, since they didn't sell out this time.

          It's also possible that the RNG will be "adjusted" for more lower numbers to win more of the larger prizes. I do not like that idea at all ... tampering, fixing, adjusting ... we are all aware of the trial that was just held for tampering.

          Give5 ... in response, I hadn't thought of later ticket buying being because of a better chance at a higher prize. Maybe many people have already noticed this and wait till the final days to buy ... I just always thought it was people waiting till the "last minute" ... even if they didn't realize they were giving themselves a better chance for winning a higher prize. 

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            Just a small addition to my earlier post ... maybe buying raffle tickets after sales pass the half-way mark or 250,000 tickets sold, would be the way to go.

            It seems foolish to buy any tickets very early ... under 100,000 ... there are not that many large prize winners under 100,000.

            It would seem buying after 250,000 would be a better bet and maybe only after ticket sales go past 300,000, but there are some high prize winning numbers between 250,000 and 300,000 ... maybe more with the $100,000 prize.

            Of course if no one wants to buy the early tickets then a whole new problem exists ... no real sales till the last two weeks of the raffle ... the uninformed and people passing through PA will buy some tickets but the rest of us will be waiting for the higher numbers ... it really could be one heck of a buying frenzy in those last two weeks ... maybe not ... maybe people are just not interested in the raffle anymore, since they didn't sell out this time.

            It's also possible that the RNG will be "adjusted" for more lower numbers to win more of the larger prizes. I do not like that idea at all ... tampering, fixing, adjusting ... we are all aware of the trial that was just held for tampering.

            Give5 ... in response, I hadn't thought of later ticket buying being because of a better chance at a higher prize. Maybe many people have already noticed this and wait till the final days to buy ... I just always thought it was people waiting till the "last minute" ... even if they didn't realize they were giving themselves a better chance for winning a higher prize. 

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            CW, let me add my thanks to yours to Ron for his absolutely fantastic post! 

            I cant make up my mind with regard to what to do next time.  (If there is a next time and I hope there will be!) My gut tells me there can't be any connection to when a ticket is sold and the winning numbers drawn, but from reading Ron's post, seeing is believing. 

            Ron, I'm located in NY and live/work about 60 miles from the PA border.  It's very easy for me to drive to PA via Interstate 84 in about an hour's time.  I run a pool of 8 guys at work and we bought a total of 16 tickets for the January 2015 raffle and also for this last one.  Maybe I'll just make one run to Matamoras in December to buy our tickets as opposed to the two runs I have been making.  We bought one set of 8 tickets early on in the selling cycle, and a second set of 8 towards the end of the cycle. 

            Today, one of the guys in my pool and I were discussing this last raffle, and we talked about me making only one run to PA late in the sales cycle for a New Years raffle should there be one. We shared a good laugh after I explained to him it's the higher numbers we want. His response was; "That aint gonna work. With our type of luck they'll be all low numbers in January!"  G5

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              CW, let me add my thanks to yours to Ron for his absolutely fantastic post! 

              I cant make up my mind with regard to what to do next time.  (If there is a next time and I hope there will be!) My gut tells me there can't be any connection to when a ticket is sold and the winning numbers drawn, but from reading Ron's post, seeing is believing. 

              Ron, I'm located in NY and live/work about 60 miles from the PA border.  It's very easy for me to drive to PA via Interstate 84 in about an hour's time.  I run a pool of 8 guys at work and we bought a total of 16 tickets for the January 2015 raffle and also for this last one.  Maybe I'll just make one run to Matamoras in December to buy our tickets as opposed to the two runs I have been making.  We bought one set of 8 tickets early on in the selling cycle, and a second set of 8 towards the end of the cycle. 

              Today, one of the guys in my pool and I were discussing this last raffle, and we talked about me making only one run to PA late in the sales cycle for a New Years raffle should there be one. We shared a good laugh after I explained to him it's the higher numbers we want. His response was; "That aint gonna work. With our type of luck they'll be all low numbers in January!"  G5

              G5 - there was something else Ron said in his earlier post ... "With that said, I don't know if the randomizer is skewed" ... or is it showing a strong bias toward higher numbers? So it could be something with the RNG machine. How many other states have made this discovery with their RNG or computerized machines?

              Two things we don't know ... is this the same RNG Raffle Machine being used since the Raffle first started ... if not, then how many RNG machines for the raffle drawing have there been?

              I am almost expecting lower numbers to be the main large prize winners next time, if the PA Lottery is reading any of this ... I hope the numbers will be truly random. I may also sit the next raffle out or buy only one ticket. I mostly have been buying three but I can buy more if I have some extra money. I just don't think I will ever buy more than three tickets in the future and maybe only two ... probably still near the end.

              I just know in my mind ... I do not want the very first ticket or the very last ticket !!!
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                G5 - there was something else Ron said in his earlier post ... "With that said, I don't know if the randomizer is skewed" ... or is it showing a strong bias toward higher numbers? So it could be something with the RNG machine. How many other states have made this discovery with their RNG or computerized machines?

                Two things we don't know ... is this the same RNG Raffle Machine being used since the Raffle first started ... if not, then how many RNG machines for the raffle drawing have there been?

                I am almost expecting lower numbers to be the main large prize winners next time, if the PA Lottery is reading any of this ... I hope the numbers will be truly random. I may also sit the next raffle out or buy only one ticket. I mostly have been buying three but I can buy more if I have some extra money. I just don't think I will ever buy more than three tickets in the future and maybe only two ... probably still near the end.

                I just know in my mind ... I do not want the very first ticket or the very last ticket !!!
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                I think I'm missing something here.

                To me, a RNG is a computer program that's used to generate a line of numbers to be printed on a quick pick ticket for an online lottery game prior to a drawing.  RNG's aren't involved/used for player picks.

                So I'm confused with regard to Ron's comment.  Are the winning ticket numbers for each prize category in the raffle generated/created by a RNG?  I would think that the winning tickets would be randomly selected/drawn out of a pool consisting only of the ticket numbers that were actually sold.  I mean, The PA lottery wouldn't want an RNG to create a winning ticket number of 495123 when a total of 450000 tickets were sold. G5

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                  I think I'm missing something here.

                  To me, a RNG is a computer program that's used to generate a line of numbers to be printed on a quick pick ticket for an online lottery game prior to a drawing.  RNG's aren't involved/used for player picks.

                  So I'm confused with regard to Ron's comment.  Are the winning ticket numbers for each prize category in the raffle generated/created by a RNG?  I would think that the winning tickets would be randomly selected/drawn out of a pool consisting only of the ticket numbers that were actually sold.  I mean, The PA lottery wouldn't want an RNG to create a winning ticket number of 495123 when a total of 450000 tickets were sold. G5

                  I guess this is a two step process ... first all tickets are sold in numerical order from the beginning to the end and then the RNG would pick the winning numbers.

                  However, this time the total ticket number of 500,000 did not sell out so they had to "adjust" the RNG from 500,000 to what ever the last ticket number sold actually was.

                  They never had to do that before ... 500,000 worked for years until July 2015. When the raffle first started ... the total tickets sold was 625,000 ... then when those ticket totals were struggling to sell out, they changed the total number of tickets to the current number of 500,000.

                  So they "adjusted" or reprogrammed the RNG at that time ... who can say for sure, just my thoughts.

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                    just saw something in the PA retailer newsletter (which is actually available to the public believe it or not) that they now going to hold Millionaire Raffle FOUR times a year including one in October