– Sales began today for the Pennsylvania Lottery’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle, which features eight $100,000 Weekly Drawings leading up to the Jan. 4, 2020 drawing.
“The Pennsylvania Lottery is excited to bring back our New Year’s Millionaire Raffle for the 14th year. This is a highly anticipated game for our players, who will have two chances to win on each ticket,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “Most importantly, this game allows the Lottery to generate vital funds that benefit older Pennsylvanians.”
The Jan. 4 drawing will award 6,000 cash prizes totaling more than $5 million: four $1 million prizes, four $100,000 prizes, 100 prizes of $1,000, and 5,892 prizes of $100.
Sales run from today through Saturday, Jan. 4 at 8 p.m. (unless sold out sooner). Only ticket numbers sold are included in the drawing. Ticket numbers are sold sequentially across the commonwealth, starting at 00000001 and ending at 00500000.
To be considered a winning ticket, the number on a Millionaire Raffle ticket must exactly match a winning number selected in the drawing, and all digits must appear in the same sequence as the winning number.
If all tickets are sold, each $20 ticket offers a 1 in 125,000 chance of winning one of the $1 million top prizes. The drawing’s overall chances of winning any prize are 1 in 83.
On Jan. 4, winning numbers will be randomly selected by a computer and posted at palottery.com
after 10 p.m. Players should check each ticket using scanners found at Lottery retailers or with the ticket checker on the Lottery’s Official App
Eight weekly drawings will each award one prize of $100,000. Players do not need to take extra steps to enter these drawings, as each ticket purchased during an entry period will be automatically entered into that week’s drawing:
- Drawing 1: Tickets sold from November 5 - 11.
- Drawing 2: Tickets sold from November 12 - 18.
- Drawing 3: Tickets sold from November 19 - 25.
- Drawing 4: Tickets sold from November 26 - December 2.
- Drawing 5: Tickets sold from December 3 - 9.
- Drawing 6: Tickets sold from December 10 - 16.
- Drawing 7: Tickets sold from December 17 - 23.
- Drawing 8: Tickets sold from December 24 - 30.
Winning ticket numbers for these weekly drawings will be posted each week at palottery.com. Players may also scan their ticket to see if they won.
Winners must claim their $100,000 weekly drawing prize in person at a Pennsylvania Lottery office
and cannot claim this prize at a retailer or by mail. See rules and claim instructions at palottery.com.
Because a ticket is still eligible for the Jan. 4 drawing, players are reminded to keep their tickets.
The Pennsylvania Lottery’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle game has created more than 100 new millionaires since it debuted in 2005.
: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs
that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed more than $30 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.
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