Sept. 5, 2014 – The Kansas Lottery is getting a very early start on the holiday season. Beginning today, Kansas Lottery players can purchase their 2014 Holiday Millionaire Raffle tickets.
The annual raffle offers players the best odds, out of any game, at winning a $1 million prize; just 175,000 Millionaire Raffle tickets will be sold.
The tickets cost $20, and just one lucky winner will become a new millionaire in the grand prize drawing on Dec. 31.
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other prizes to be won. In the grand prize drawing alone, 25 winners will score $5,000 prizes, another 25 will win $1,000 prizes, and 2,500 players will win $100 prizes.
And, while nobody wants to hear “Jingle Bells” playing this far removed from the holiday season, there are big benefits for starting Holiday Millionaire Raffle sales early.
Players who pick up their tickets early will automatically enter into one of this year’s five Early Bird drawings. Each Early Bird drawing will name two lucky players the winners of $10,000 prizes, for a total of 10 Early Bird winners.
The Early Bird drawings will be held Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9.
Winning an Early Bird prize doesn’t take you out of the running for the grand prize, either – every ticket purchased between today and Dec. 31 will have a chance to make someone a millionaire.
Of course, waiting for a drawing can be tedious, so the Kansas Lottery is bringing back instant-win opportunities for Holiday Millionaire Raffle players.
Thousands of players will score $50 prizes instantly. When you buy a Holiday Millionaire Raffle ticket, look for a smiling piggy-bank symbol on the ticket and listen for music to play after your ticket is printed – that’ll tell you you just won fifty bucks!
The Lottery only printed 175,000 tickets for the Holiday Millionaire Raffle, and once they’re sold out, they’re gone. Good luck!