Ohio Lottery’s New Year’s Raffle

Nov. 14, 2014 – In 50 days, four lucky Ohio Lottery players will each win $1 million and kick off the New Year in the best way possible: as a new millionaire!

The Ohio Lottery’s New Year’s Raffle is back and players who pick up Raffle tickets before they all sell out will have a chance to win one of four $1 million top prizes, or one of more than 3,000 other cash prizes.

This year’s Raffle will only have 500,000 tickets for sale, which makes the odds of winning one of the $1 million top prizes just 1 in 125,000 – the best odds of any of the Ohio Lottery’s games for winning $1 million.

And that’s only if all 500,000 tickets sell out – if all of the Raffle tickets aren’t sold before the drawing, the odds of winning will be even better.

And with four other prize levels, missing the $1 million prize isn’t so bad.  Players can also win $100, $500, $1,500 or $10,000 prizes.

There are 10 prizes worth $10,000; 120 prizes worth $1,500; 1,000 prizes worth $500; and 2,200 prizes worth $100.  That’s a total of 3,330 “non-jackpot” prizes.

Along with the $4 million in top prizes, another $1 million will be divvied up among those 3,330 other winners.

Tickets for this year’s New Year’s Raffle cost $20 and can be purchased seven days a week at Lottery retailers.  The tickets went on sale at the beginning of this week and will be sold through 12 noon on Jan. 2.

The drawing will be held shortly after ticket sales close Jan. 2, and the winning Raffle numbers will be posted by 8:30 p.m. that day, according to the Ohio Lottery.

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Written by Matt Isaacs

Matt is the Editorial Manager for the LotteryHUB News Team. Matt graduated from Rutgers University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies in May 2013