Feb. 14, 2014 – Illinois Lottery players looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day can get ready for the “luck o’ the Irish” by picking up a ticket for the Illinois Lottery’s St. Patrick’s Day Raffle.
This year’s Raffle has just 500,000 tickets, which means players have the best odds – 1 in 500,000 – of winning a $1 million prize.
There are four of those $1 million top prizes up for grabs in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Raffle, which means the odds of scoring one of them are just 1 in 125,000 if all of the Raffle tickets are sold.
Including the four $1 million top prizes, the Lottery will give away more than 500 cash prizes on the St. Patrick’s Day Raffle. There are five $100,000 second prizes and 500 third prizes worth $1,000.
Players will be able to find the St. Patrick’s Day Raffle tickets at any of the Lottery’s retailers, and each ticket costs $20.
There are only 500,000 St. Patrick’s Day Raffle tickets available, so when they’re all sold out, the Lottery won’t be printing more. The drawing countdown on the St. Patrick’s Day Raffle webpage says 31 days, so players need to move quickly to make sure they get their chance.
Sales will end just before midnight on St. Patrick’s Day, and the Lottery will draw the winners the next day, Tues., March 18. Once the winning Raffle numbers are drawn, the Lottery will post them on a winning numbers page on their website.