October 30, 2013
Treats Players with 7th Annual Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle
BOISE, Idaho – It’s autumn across Idaho,
and as the leaves turn fiery gold and frost accumulates upon the pumpkins, it’s
the tell-tale sign that the holidays, winter, and another guaranteed million
dollar winner from the Idaho Lottery will soon be here. The Idaho Lottery is celebrating Halloween
with a treat for its players by kicking off the seventh annual Idaho $1,000,000
Raffle. The $10 tickets go on sale
Thursday morning at 4 a.m. Mountain Time.
Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle continues to be one of the most anticipated games of
the year by our players and holiday shoppers,” said Jeff Anderson, Idaho
Lottery Director. “This game is a gift
giving tradition. With a lot of prizes and the best odds offered to win a
guaranteed million dollars, we look forward to selling this game out before
250,000 of the $10 tickets for the game will be sold. The Idaho Lottery anticipates tickets will
sell quickly, and once they’re gone, they’re gone. No additional tickets will
be issued once the last ticket is sold.
Tickets will remain on sale until 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2013 or
until the last ticket is sold, whichever occurs first. The Idaho $1,000,000
Raffle has sold out three times before Christmas and five of the first six
Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle offers the best odds to win any of the 4,455 prizes in
this year’s game. In addition to the top prize of $1,000,000, there are four
prizes of $10,000 and 4,450 other prizes ranging from $25 to $1,000:
One (1) $1,000,000
Four (4) $10,000
Fifty (50) $1,000
One thousand (1,000) $100
One thousand (1,000) $50
Two thousand four hundred
$1,000,000 top prize, the four $10,000 prizes, and the fifty $1,000 prizes must
be claimed at Lottery Headquarters in Boise.
All other prizes in the game may be claimed at any Idaho Lottery retail
the years, many of our big winners have had Raffle tickets purchased throughout
the entire run of the game, beginning as early as buying them on the first few
days,” added Anderson.
day, for the first 27 days Raffle tickets are on sale in 2013, one player each
day will have the chance to win $100 extra cash. Players who purchase a raffle ticket during
the first 27 days of sales will receive a voucher they can enter online at
idaholottery.com for their chance to win $100.
Entries are only valid for the day entered. New entries must be submitted to be eligible
to win on subsequent days. And, the
regular Raffle ticket will still be good for all the prizes including the
$1,000,000 jackpot prize.
will be available for sale on the Idaho Lottery’s big red vending machines
found at most grocery stores and busier retail locations. Players need to put at least $10 into the
machine then scan the Raffle QR code on the machine with a smart phone. This
will create a bar code on their phone. The player then uses the vending
machine’s reader to scan the bar code on their phone and it will automatically
produce a raffle ticket. Players can
also create Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle bar codes using the myPLAYSLIP
with all of our games, we encourage everyone to sign their tickets as soon as
possible,” said Anderson. “Tickets are
bearer instruments and we pay whoever presents them. If you are giving the ticket as a gift, we
suggest you print that person’s name on the back of the ticket.”
will need to keep their tickets in a safe place until just after the
holidays. The winning numbers
announcement for this year’s Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle will take place on January
2, 2014 at 6 p.m. Mountain Time.
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Idaho Lottery responsibly provides a variety of entertaining games featuring
Powerball, Mega Millions, Scratch GamesTM,
and PullTabs with a high degree of integrity to
maximize the dividend for Idaho public schools and the permanent building fund.
Since their inception in 1989, the Idaho Lottery has sold over $2.5 billion in
products, awarded over $1.5 billion in prizes to players, returned more than
$148.2 million in retail commissions, and distributed $600.5 million in Lottery
dividends to Idaho public schools and the Permanent Building Fund. To learn
more, please visit www.idaholottery.com.