The midterm elections came and went in a wild rush, but, if you can believe it, the long-term future of our country may not have even been the biggest news of the week in Pennsylvania.
And no, we’re not talking about the Mega Millions jackpot either.
No, a Pennsylvania favorite is coming back just in time for the holidays.
Meet Millionaire Raffle.
Millionaire Raffle is an eight-week long draw game. In addition to the seven-figure payday, the game also awards two $50,000 each week.
The seasonal game is not complicated. The PA Lottery likes to keep their games as straightforward as possible.
The rules behind Millionaire Raffle really boil down to one thing—matching ticket numbers to the numbers drawn.
Simple enough, right?
Tickets for Millionaire Raffle will run you $20.
Each ticket contains a “unique, eight-digit raffle number issued sequentially across Pennsylvania from the PA Lottery’s central computer.”
The PA Lottery will cap every drawing at 500,000 Millionaire Raffle tickets sold. There will be weekly drawings every Monday, starting on Nov. 19. Each drawing will have two $50,000 winners.
Winning numbers are drawn from the number combinations sold.
But don’t count your raffle winnings just yet—there’s plenty more to find out about the finer points of Millionaire Raffle.
Winning big’s never been so easy.
Millionaire Raffle players have a chance to win at four different prize levels.
Once an Automated Drawing Machine (ADM) randomly selects all 6,000 winning number combinations, they’re then verified by an on-site certified public accountant and made available on palottery.com.
And fortunately for players, all Millionaire Raffle prizes are paid out in cash.
That includes the $1 million jackpot.
Winning tickets at the $1,000 and $100 level can be paid at any Pennsylvania lottery retailer.
Players with winning tickets north of $99,999 must file a PA lottery claim form.
Don’t delay if you’ve got a winner (not that you ever would)—you’ve got up to a year from the drawing date to claim your prize.
The rest of the prize levels, payouts and percentage chance of winning are as follows:
|PRIZE LEVELS||# OF PRIZES||PRIZE||CHANCES OF WINNING|
|TOP||4||$1,000,000||1 in 125,000|
|SECOND||4||$100,000||1 in 125,000|
|THIRD||100||$1,000||1 in 5,000|
|FOURTH||5,892||$100||1 in 84.86|
|TOTAL||6,000||$5,089,200||1 in 83.33|
PA lottery pickem’
If it feels like the PA lottery is hogging the headlines of late, it’s not just your imagination.
Following the record-breaking Mega Millions win, PA players have been raking in the dough on Powerball.
And while we’re unlikely to see anyone walk away with $1.6 billion again anytime soon, the addition of a game like Millionaire Raffle to the PA lottery’s already near-to-overflowing cache of games means PA players will have plenty of chances to win big, again and again.