BOISE, Idaho ÔÇô Thousands of Idaho Lottery players are anticipating tomorrow night's winning numbers announcement from the 2016 Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle. After sixty-four days and all 250,000 tickets sold, tomorrow night someone will be holding a winning ticket worth a guaranteed $1,000,000. The Idaho Lottery will announce the winning numbers at 9:59 p.m. Mountain Time. The top winning ticket will make someone the Idaho Lottery's 56th millionaire and 10thfrom this game.
"This year in particular, there has been a lot of interest in the Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle around Idaho and tomorrow night, we will find out who our lucky winners are," said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. "We strongly encourage all our players to sign the back of their raffle ticket prior to tomorrow night's draw. These tickets are bearer instruments and we want to ensure each player protects their prize."
In addition to the guaranteed top prize, the 2016 edition of the Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle offered more prizes than in any previous year with over 6,700. At 9:59 p.m. tomorrow night, the Idaho Lottery will release all the winning numbers for all the prize amounts that include two $10,000 prizes, five hundred $250 winners, and six thousand, two-hundred $25 winners in this year's game.
"The $1,000,000 prize and the two $10,000 prizes must be claimed at the Lottery offices in Boise," added Anderson.
The Idaho Lottery will post the winning numbers to their website (idaholottery.com) and release the winning numbers for the $1,000,000 prize and the two $10,000 prizes via Facebook (facebook.com/idaholottery) and Twitter (@idaholottery).
For all prizes, players can check their tickets for winners at idaholottery.com, by calling the Idaho Lottery Winning Numbers Hotline (208-334-4656), or by visiting an Idaho Lottery retail location.
When visiting the Idaho Lottery's website (idaholottery.com), players can click on the Raffle Results banner from the home page. The winning number for the $1,000,000 prize will be posted on the Raffle Results main page. Players will have two options for checking their tickets on the website for all the prizes. There is a check-a-ticket function where players enter their raffle ticket number to see if it has won a prize. Also, all 6,703 winning numbers will be listed sequentially by prize category and available for download in pdf format.
Players can also check their tickets and validate their $250 and $25 prizes at any Idaho Lottery retail location beginning Thursday night after 10:00 p.m. Mountain Time.
This year's Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle game began sales on October 21, 2016 and sold out on December 23, 2016. With the game being a sell-out, the Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle generated over $800,000 in dividend revenue to benefit Idaho public schools and the permanent building fund.
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