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Pennsylvania Lottery's raffle makes 4 millionaires

Jul 5, 2009, 1:01 am

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Pennsylvania Lottery

The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Saturday, July 4th, and made four instant millionaires.

The winning numbers can be found at Lottery Post's Pennsylvania Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/pa).

Millionaire Raffle is a raffle game offered by the Pennsylvania Lottery, with a limited number of $20 tickets.

With only 500,000 tickets sold for the raffle, Millionaire Raffle offers the best odds for a single ticket to win $1 million of any Pennsylvania Lottery game.

Each of the game's $20 tickets offers a 1-in-125,000 chance of winning $1 million. There was one drawing on Jul. 4, 2009 to select four $1 million prize winners, four $100,000 prize winners, 100 $1,000 prize winners, and 5,892 $100 prize winners.

Pennsylvania's first raffle was held Dec. 31, 2006.

The odds of winning $1 million and $100,000 prizes are 1-in-125,000; the odds of winning a $1,000 prize are 1-in-5,000; and the odds of winning $100 are 1-in-85.

The overall odds of winning any prize are 1-in-83.

Tickets first went on sale Apr. 27, 2009, and were sold out prior to the drawing.

Each raffle ticket contains a unique, eight-digit number issued sequentially across the commonwealth from the Lottery's central computer, starting with number 00000001. The last raffle ticket issued for the game contained the raffle ticket number 00500000. The eight-digit number printed on the ticket must match the eight-digit raffle number combination selected in the drawing — in the exact sequence in which it was selected — to be considered a winning ticket.

Lottery Post's unique Millionaire Raffle results page allows the player to view the raffle results with or without the extra "00" prefix on each number, depending on whether the player feels the extra zeros are a help or hindrance.

All prize levels are paid out in cash, including the jackpot.

All 100 winning tickets of $1,000 and all 5,892 winning tickets of $100 can be validated and paid at any numbers games retailer.

Players with winning tickets worth $100,000 and $1 million must file a claim for payment.

Winning tickets may be redeemed up to one year after the drawing date.

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