Illinois Lottery’s St. Patrick’s Day Raffle Creates Four New Millionaires

Winning tickets sold in DuPage, Madison, and Cook counties

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CHICAGO, IL—March 18, 2013—The “luck of the Irish” has rubbed off on four Illinois residents who won $1,000,000 in the Illinois Lottery’s St. Patrick’s Day Millionaire Raffle. The top nine prizes were sold at:

Five (5) $100,000 winning tickets were sold at:

The St. Patrick’s Day Millionaire Raffle is one of the most popular games offered by the Illinois Lottery and offers four $1 million prizes, five $100,000 prizes, and 500 $1,000 prizes. A total of 509 winning tickets were drawn last night.

Lottery players who purchased a St. Patrick’s Day Millionaire Raffle ticket can check the Lottery website, or visit one of the Lottery’s 8,100 retailers across the state to check their raffle numbers see if they are one of the 509 lucky winners.

The raffle tickets cost $20 and were sold in sequential order at Lottery retailers. Retailers who sold winning tickets will receive 1 percent of the prize. Winners will need to claim their prize at one of five Illinois Lottery Claim Centers located in Chicago, Des Plaines, Fairview Heights, Rockford or Springfield.


About Illinois Lottery

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed $17.5 billion to the state Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as the Capital Projects Fund. Players must be at least 18 years old.