Jan. 16, 2014 – The countdown on the Oregon Lottery’s website reads 59 days until the drawing for the Lottery’s St. Patrick’s Day Raffle, but don’t be surprised if these tickets sell out well before the holiday rolls around.
After just five days, nearly 10 percent of the 250,000 Raffle tickets are gone, leaving just more than 225,000 for Oregon Lottery players.
That may sound like a lot, but players should keep in mind that every one of the Oregon Lottery’s raffles has sold out before the drawing, and once all 250,000 St. Patrick’s Day tickets are sold, the Lottery won’t be printing any more.
These games are so popular because they offer Oregon Lottery players the best odds – out of all the games offered by the Lottery – of winning $1 million.
This year’s St. Patrick’s Day Raffle tickets cost $10, and there is just one $1 million top prize to be awarded. The odds of winning that top prize are just 1 in 250,000.
Along with the lucky winner of that $1 million top prize, the Lottery will be making 1,010 other winners feel the luck-o’-the-Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.
Ten winners will be awarded $20,000 prizes, and 1,000 more Raffle players will score $100 prizes, which they can pick up at any Lottery retailer.
For more information, or to keep an eye on the countdown until St. Patrick’s Day or the number of tickets remaining, head to the Oregon Lottery’s Raffle webpage.
These tickets always sell out; according to the Lottery it takes an average of 26 days for Raffle tickets to disappear. So look around for a four-leaf clover and then get yourself a St. Patrick’s Day Raffle ticket – you can’t win if you don’t play.