Pennsylvania Lottery’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle made four (4!) lucky Pennsylvanians millionaires.
Lottery players should check their numbers if they purchased tickets at one of the following locations:
- Country Fair, 18163 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, Crawford County
- Smokin Joe’s, 28044 Route 267, Friendsville, Susquehanna County
- Fast Fill, 24 Blakeslee Blvd., Lehighton, Carbon County
- Wegmans, 201 Williams St., Williamsport, Lycoming County
The lucky ticket numbers are:
How to play Millionaire Raffle
Millionaire Raffle is simple to play. Lottery players purchase a raffle ticket for $20 from a PA lottery retailer. The PA Lottery randomly selects numbers from all the raffle tickets sold.
The PA Lottery limits sales to only 500,000 raffle tickets per drawing. The drawing happens when the last ticket sells, or after the sales deadline.
Overall, the raffle awards $5,089,200 to 6,000 raffle ticket holders. The overall chance of winning a prize are 1 in 83.33.
Here is the prize break down and the chances of winning:
|Prize||Number Awarded||Chances of Winning|
|$1,000,000||4||1 in 125,000|
|$100,000||4||1 in 125,000|
|$1,000||100||1 in 5,000|
|100||5,892||1 in 84.86|
Additionally, leading up to the main drawing, the raffle drew eight weekly prizes of $100,000. A weekly winner was still eligible to win the $1,000,000 grand prize.
The most recent drawing was the 28th installment of the Millionaire Raffle. The Pennsylvania Lottery first debuted the Millionaire Raffle in 2005. Since then, the raffle has created more than 100 new Pennsylvania millionaires.
PA Lottery is busy making millionaires
Speaking of millionaires, Millionaire Raffle isn’t the only lottery game in town making Pennsylvanians richer.
Just after the New Year, Weis Markets in Duryea sold a Match 6 ticket worth $1.95 million. The winning lottery ticket holder has not come forward and like all lottery winners, has one year to do so.
A few days prior, during the New Year’s Day Mega Millions drawing, a Pennsylvania Lottery player soon realized they were holding a winning ticket worth $4 million.
The winning ticket included the $1 Megaplier and the drawing revealed the multiplier of four. That combination turned a $1 million ticket into $4 million — not a bad way to start the year.
That makes six brand new Pennsylvania millionaires in the first few weeks of January and nine since December. It’s no surprise lottery fever shows no signs of letting up, especially with bigger Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots making the news.
In fact, during the 2017-18 fiscal year, the Lottery sold more than $4.2 billion worth of lottery products and paid out a record $2.7 billion in prizes. No doubt, the expansion of online lottery offerings helped generate those massive numbers.
Want to try your luck at winning? You know what they say, “You can’t win if you don’t play.