|For Immediate Release||Contact: Chanele Newton (312) 368-5814|
CHICAGO, IL—November 1, 2013 — This Halloween saw four lucky lottery players win $1 million each in the Illinois Lottery’s Halloween Millionaire Raffle game. One winning $1 million ticket was purchased from the Illinois Lottery’s tent at a promotional event in Union Station. In addition, one player stands to win $500,000 from an early-bird drawing held October 3, and thousands of players won $100 instant-win prizes.
The four (4) $1-million Halloween Raffle winning-ticket numbers and selling locations are:
Lottery officials said players with one of the Grand Prize Raffle tickets should immediately sign the back of their ticket, and bring the ticket, along with appropriate identification, to one of the Lottery’s prize centers located in Chicago, Des Plaines, Fairview Heights, Rockford or Springfield (http://www.illinoislottery.com/en-us/When_You_Win.html). The four $1 million grand prizes may be claimed up to one year after the drawing date. /p>
The Lottery is also on the lookout for the lucky player who won $500,000 in the October 3 Halloween Raffle early-bird drawing. The $500,000 winner, who has yet to come forward, purchased the winning ticket (#31888) at Mar-Shell Station, 2922 East 24th Road, in Marseilles.
Halloween Millionaire Raffle was played like a typical raffle game. Each $20 raffle ticket contained a unique number automatically generated by the Lottery terminal. Raffle tickets were sold in sequential order throughout the state beginning with ticket number 000,001. To win one of the top prizes, a raffle ticket must exactly match one of the winning number sequences selected in the October 3 and/or November 1 drawings. Leading up to today’s grand prize drawing, 3,358 players won $100 instant-win raffle prizes. All instant raffle prizes of $100 each must be claimed at a Lottery retail location.
About Illinois Lottery
Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $18 billion to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto at www.illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.