LANSING, January 19 – Tickets for the Michigan Lottery’s second Millionaire Raffle game will go on sale March 12. The drawing is scheduled for April 20.
The Lottery’s first Millionaire Raffle game went on sale November 12 and sold out all 500,000 tickets in just 11 days. Citing the overwhelming response to the first raffle, Lottery Commissioner Gary Peters said the March game will offer 600,000 tickets at $20 each. The increased number of tickets for sale in the second Millionaire Raffle gives players a chance at more prizes. This raffle will feature six $1 million prizes, 12, $100,000 prizes, and 900, prizes of $1,000 each. Overall odds for winning a raffle prize are 1:654.
?Players loved the first Millionaire Raffle and we expect the same response this time,” Lottery Commissioner Gary Peters said. ?And like the first Raffle, this game offers the best odds ever, 1 in 100,000, of winning $1 million.”
Millionaire Raffle tickets will be available at nearly all Michigan Lottery retailers. Six digit tickets, beginning with 000001, will be issued in numerical order as sales occur across the state. When ticket number 600,000 is reached, sales will close. Players will not be able to choose their own numbers and must match the exact number as drawn by the Lottery.
The six, $1 million prize winning numbers will be announced during the Lottery’s evening drawing broadcast on April 20. Players will also be able to check winning numbers at the Lottery’s Web site at https://www.michiganlottery.com/intro, at Lottery retailers or at Lottery regional offices throughout the state.
All proceeds from the Millionaire Raffle, as well as from all other Lottery games, are contributed to the state School Aid Fund which supports kindergarten through 12th grade public education in Michigan. In fiscal year 2006, the contribution was $688 million.
For additional information, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at https://www.michiganlottery.com/intro.
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