Hundreds will Howl. Five will Shriek. Four Might Faint.

Illinois Lottery Kicks off Halloween Millionaire Raffle

For Immediate Release Contact: Tracy Owens (312) 793-1682 (office)

CHICAGO – October 8, 2009 – The Illinois Lottery’s Halloween Millionaire Raffle is a player’s best odds to win $1,000,000. Played like a typical “raffle” type draw game, only 500,000 tickets will be sold through October 31, 2009, or when all tickets are sold—whichever comes first. Four players will win $1 million, five players will win $100,000 and 500 players will win $1,000. 

WHAT: To date, the Lottery has made 20 Illinois Lottery players millionaires from the raffle style game. Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, winged reapers and Lottery balls will be distributing candy to anyone interested in trick-or-treating and will be anxiously awaiting the next four millionaires. 

WHEN: Friday, October 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. 

WHERE: Scattered throughout the Chicago loop. **Schedule a location to meet through the media contacts below. 

Ticket sales began Thursday, October 1, and will be sold in sequential order at all Lottery retailers for $20 each. A computerized drawing will randomly select the winners on October 31, Halloween. Winning raffle numbers will be available on immediately after the drawing. 


About Illinois Lottery

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $20 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 Players must be at least 18 years old.