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$100,000 Halloween Treat Is About To Vanish

Halloween Millionaire Raffle Ticket sold in Ottawa Expires October 31

For Immediate Release Contact: Mike Lang (217) 524-5158

Ottawa, IL—October 10, 2013 — Check your desk, your cookie jar, your glove compartment, and anywhere else you may have stashed a missing Halloween Millionaire Raffle ticket. Time is running out for the lucky lottery player who purchased Raffle ticket #463012 last Halloween to claim their $100,000 prize.

The $100,000 winning Raffle ticket bearing the number 463012 was purchased at Express Lane, 1106 First Avenue in Ottawa. Players who purchased a ticket for last year’s Halloween Millionaire Raffle are encouraged to check the Lottery website to see whether they may be holding a winning ticket. All 2012 Halloween Raffle prizes expire at midnight on October 31, 2013.

Halloween Millionaire Raffle tickets for this year are on sale now. Halloween Raffle is played like a typical raffle game with a finite number of tickets and prizes. Each $20 raffle ticket contains a unique number generated by the Lottery terminal. Raffle tickets are sold in sequential order throughout the state beginning with ticket number 000001 and ending with ticket number 500,000. This year, the Raffle offers up to $500,000 worth of instant $100 prizes, an Early Bird prize of $500,000, and four $1 million grand prizes. To win the $500,000 Early Bird prize or one of the four $1 million grand prizes, a player’s raffle ticket number must exactly match the winning numbers drawn.

Lottery prizes up to $600 can be claimed at most Lottery retail locations. Prizes over $600 may be claimed at one of five Lottery prize centers across Illinois, located in Chicago, Des Plaines, Springfield, Rockford and Fairview Heights. This year’s Halloween Raffle drawing will be held on October 31, 2013. Winning raffle numbers will be available on the Illinois Lottery’s website at


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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.