Dec. 6, 2013 – The Pennsylvania Lottery reported Wednesday that ticket sales for the popular Millionaire Raffle were on track for a seventeenth sellout ahead of the Jan. 4 drawing.
With less than a month to go before Pennsylvania welcomes several new millionaires, there are less than 399,000 of the Lottery’s 500,000 ticket supply remaining.
“Millionaire Raffle tickets make a great holiday gift for anyone age 18 or over,” said the Lottery’s interim Director Robert Coyne in Wednesday’s press release.
He also reminded players that only 500,000 tickets were printed for the game: “[Unlike] the proverbial fruitcake, these tickets won’t be around forever. When they’re gone, they’re gone.”
Each of the Millionaire Raffle tickets costs $20, and offers players the best chance out of any of the Pennsylvania Lottery’s games of winning a $1 million prize, just 1 in 125,000.
But more than 6,000 Pennsylvanians will be able to call themselves winners after the drawing, as the Lottery will be giving away more than $1 million in smaller cash prizes.
Four second prize winners will score $100,000 prizes, 100 third prizes worth $1,000 will be awarded, and more than 5,800 other winners will score $100 fourth prizes, which can be redeemed at any Lottery retailer.
Players will be able to buy tickets up to 5 p.m. on the day of the drawing, Saturday, Jan. 4, provided tickets don’t sell out beforehand.
The drawing will be held just two hours later, at 6:59 p.m., and players can watch the eight first and second-prize winning numbers announced on the Lottery’s televised drawing show. Visit the Pennsylvania Lottery’s website for more details and official rules.