LANSING, November 4, 2009 – The Lottery’s newest Millionaire Raffle will give players eight additional opportunities to win $25,000!
On sale November 9, the Millionaire Raffle, with tickets $20 a piece, promises to be a hit with players because in addition to 6,018 prizes awarded in the drawing there is a new second-chance opportunity to win bonus cash prizes.
To enter the “Millionaire Raffle Second Chance Sweepstakes” bonus drawing, players must submit their Millionaire Raffle ticket online at the Lottery’s VIP player Web site, www.playercity.net. Submitted tickets will continue to be eligible for subsequent bonus drawings. Also, only Millionaire Raffle tickets sold for the January 6 drawing are eligible for entry. Players may enter as many times as they wish, but an individual Millionaire Raffle ticket may only be entered one time. Drawings for the second chance prizes will begin on November 18 and continue each week until the last drawing on January 6. Each drawing will award one winner a $25,000 prize!
Bonus prize winners will still be eligible for the regular Raffle drawing. They will be contacted by the Michigan Lottery with detailed prize claim instructions and a list of winners will be posted on the Millionaire Raffle Second Chance Sweepstakes promotional Web site after each winner has been verified.
The bonus drawings are in addition to the regular Millionaire Raffle prizes. Like previous raffles, 600,000 tickets will be sold, each with a unique raffle number. The drawing will be conducted on or after January 6 when 6,018 winning raffle numbers will be selected. The first six raffle numbers drawn will be awarded prizes of $1,000,000 each; the next 12 will be awarded prizes worth $100,000 each; the following 2,000 will be awarded prizes worth $500 each; and the last 4,000 selected will be awarded prizes worth $100 each. Players will need to present their winning ticket to claim all prizes.
Following the drawing, all Millionaire Raffle results will be available via the Lottery’s Web site at https://www.michiganlottery.com/.
Since its inception in 2005, Player City has registered over 260,000 members and is believed to be one of the largest online lottery player communities in the world. Membership in the club is free and once registered, members can begin to earn P.C. Points which can be redeemed for entries into various monthly contests for event tickets and merchandise.
Over 95 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to retailers. In fiscal year 2009, the contribution to schools was more than $715 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $15 billion to education in Michigan.