LANSING, September 18, 2007 – After only one day of sales, nearly 50,000 of the 250,000 Super Raffle tickets have been sold.
“Players are obviously excited about Super Raffle; we are looking forward making a lot of Michigan players big Super Raffle winners!” said Acting Lottery Commissioner Tom Weber.
Tickets for Super Raffle went on sale Monday at 6 a.m. at all Lottery retailers, including Club Keno retailers. Tickets are $50 each.
Two top prizes of $2 million (annuitized); 25 prizes of $100,000; and 4,500 prizes of $500 each will be awarded in a drawing scheduled for Oct. 22 or within 10 days of the tickets selling out.
Players should watch the Lottery’s Web site for an announcement of when tickets are sold out and on what date the drawing will be conducted.
The Super Raffle, which is the fifth Raffle game offered by the Lottery, offers odds of 1 in 125,000 of winning $2 million. Overall odds of winning at least $500 in the Super Raffle are a mere one in 55.
Previous games in the Raffle series, which have included one Super Raffle and three Millionaire Raffles, have been very successful and the Lottery expects a similar response to this game.
Super Raffle tickets will be issued in numerical order, starting with 000001. Sales will stop when ticket number 250000 has been sold. Players cannot choose their own numbers and numbers must be in the exact order drawn to be winners.
Winning numbers will be available on the Lottery’s Web site on the afternoon of the drawing. Players will also be able to check numbers at Lottery retailers or Lottery regional offices at that time, and the winning numbers for the $2 million prizes will be announced during the Lottery’s broadcast that evening at 7:29 p.m.
Winners of $2 million and $100,000 prizes will need to make an appointment with the Lottery’s Public Relations Division to claim their prize; $500 prizes can be claimed at any Michigan Lottery retailer.
All proceeds from the Lottery 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/.
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