Thursday, November 30, 2006
ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery’s Millionaire Raffle tickets are a hot ticket this holiday season. In just over a week, more than 30 percent of the game’s tickets have been purchased. Georgia Lottery players have their best chance ever to win $1 million, but time is running out.
Millionaire Raffle is a limited-time game from the Georgia Lottery with four $1 million prizes. A total of 500,000 tickets will be printed and sold in numeric order until they are sold out.
A computerized drawing on December 31, 2006, will randomly select Millionaire Raffle winners. Four tickets will win $1 million each, paid in a lump sum; five tickets will win $100,000 each; and 500 tickets will win $1,000 each.
The odds of winning any prize in the Millionaire Raffle game are 1 in 982. The odds of winning one of the four $1 million prizes are 1 in 125,000. The odds of winning one of the five $100,000 prizes are 1 in 100,000. The odds of winning one of the 500 $1,000 prizes are 1 in 1,000. Each Millionaire Raffle ticket costs $20.
Draw results for the $1 million and $100,000 prize levels will be announced during the 6:59 p.m. CASH 3 Evening drawing on December 31, 2006. Complete results of the 509 winning raffle numbers will be available on the Georgia Lottery Web site and at Georgia Lottery retailers.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $8.6 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs including Georgia's HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia's Prekindergarten Program. More than 900,000 students have received HOPE Scholarships, and more than 700,000 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
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