The PA Lottery Millionaire Raffle is back again for 2019 with over $5 million prizes awarded through the January 5th drawing. The raffle will crown four new PA millionaires and also give away four $100,000 prizes, as well as other smaller prizes. Tickets are available for purchase for $20 through December or when the PA lottery sells a maximum number of tickets.
Last year, four $1 million prizes were sold for the 2018 Millionaire Raffle, with tickets sold in Allegheny, Bucks and Chester County.
The Millionaire Raffle is a unique type of draw game that spans over the course of 2 months. Unlike other draw games, the Millionaire Raffle has a main draw date, with smaller weekly drawings.
PA Lottery players can purchase Millionaire Raffle tickets at a cost of $20 a piece from participating PA Lottery retailers. Your 2019 PA Lottery Millionaire Ticket will include a unique eight-digit number, which you will use to match during drawings. Ticket numbers are generated sequentially by the PA Lottery as they are purchased.
The raffle awards approximately 50% of all tickets purchased in prizes. After 500,000 have been sold, the PA lottery will halt the sales of the tickets. When the drawing takes place, the winning prizes will be selected from a pool of all tickets sold.
While the top prizes garner much of the attention of the Millionaire Raffle, there are some pretty attractive consolidation prizes for not winning $1 million. In total, 6,000 prizes are drawn through the raffle with prizes totaling $5,089,200.
|Millionaire Raffle Prizes and Chances|
|Prize||Number of Prizes||Chance Of Winning|
|$1 Million||4||1 in 125,000|
|$100,000||4||1 in 125,000|
|$1,000||100||1 in 84.86|
|5,892||5,892||1 in 83.33|
On January 5th, numbers will be drawn from a random drawing machine to select the 6,000 winning numbers, with numbers available on the PALottery.com website after the drawing takes place. If you’re one of the lucky winners, you will be able to claim winning tickets worth $1,000 or less from PA lottery retailers. Players winning any of the $100,000 or $1 million prizes will need to file a claim with the PA Lottery within a year of the drawing.
In addition to the main drawing on January 5th, additional drawings are held weekly which will award two $50,000 prizes. These numbers in the weekly drawing will be from tickets purchased during the previous week.
|Millionaire Raffle Weekly Drawing Schedule|
|Drawing Number||Raffle Ticket Purchase Dates||Prize Announced|
|1||November 6th-12th||November 19th|
|2||November 13th-19th||November 26th|
|3||November 20th-26th||December 3rd|
|4||November 27th-December 3rd||December 10th|
|5||December 4th-10th||December 17th|
|6||December 11th-17th||December 24th|
|7||December 18th-24th||December 31st|
|8||December 25th-31st||January 5th|
To make sure you don’t miss a prize, enter your phone number at the Millionaire Raffle page. Doing so will allow you to receive text notifications for new numbers as they are drawn.