Sept. 23, 2013 – The New Jersey Lottery today began selling tickets for the Halloween Millions Raffle, part of a multi-state raffle effort across New York, Oklahoma, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana.
The Halloween Millions Raffle tickets cost $10, and the New Jersey Lottery is guaranteeing that a minimum of $150,000 will be paid out in prize money across the state.
The multi-state effort has a similar guarantee that at the very least, two $1 million prizes will be awarded. Because the raffle will award prizes on a pari-mutuel basis, the number of $1 million prizes available will grow as more tickets are sold.
In New Jersey, if nobody playing the Halloween Millions Raffle wins one of the $1 million top prizes, there will be a separate, NJ-only drawing to decide the winner of a $50,000 prize.
Across the board, the New Jersey Lottery will be paying a full 50 percent of the money collected from ticket sales back to players in the form of prizes.
The New Jersey Lottery will also be holding weekly Early Bird drawings for New Jersey raffle players only. Each drawing will feature one top prize of $10,000, and 150 second prizes worth $100.
Players who win a prize in one of the weekly Early Bird drawings in October will still be eligible to win a prize in the Halloween Millions Raffle drawing Nov. 1.
When an Early Bird winner claims their prize, they’ll be given a replacement ticket, which will be eligible for any remaining Early Bird drawings, as well as for the multi-state drawing on Nov. 1.
The first weekly Early Bird drawing will be held Oct. 2, and sales for the multi-state drawing will end on Halloween Night, Oct. 31. Visit the New Jersey Lottery’s website to find more information on drawing dates, or to read the official rules.
The $10 Halloween Millions Raffle is offering New Jersey players some of the best odds for winning a $1 million or $50,000 prize on Nov. 1, and expands on the multi-state effort with four great chances to win one of four $10,000 prizes or one of 600 prizes worth $100.