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The St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle is back!

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Frequently asked questions

What is the St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle?

The St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle is a limited-time game from the Illinois Lottery that will create four new millionaires the day after St. Patrick's Day or sooner if raffle tickets sell out before then. A drawing will randomly select four winners of $1,000,000 each, five winners of $100,000 each, and 500 winners of $1,000 each, from a limited group of 500,000 raffle tickets to be sold.

Is the St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle different than last year's St. Patrick's Day Raffle?

No. The game structure, prizes, and odds of winning are the same.

How do I play the St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle?

Tickets for the Illinois Lottery's St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle can be purchased at Illinois Lottery retailers throughout the state. A total of 500,000 raffle tickets will be available, and will be sold in numeric order until they are gone.

How many winners are there in the St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle?

There will be four winners of $1,000,000 each, five winners of $100,000 each, and 500 winners of $1,000 each.

What are the odds of winning a prize in the St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle?

The St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle game offers the best odds to win $1,000,000. The odds to win the top prize of $1,000,000 are 1 in 125,000 and the overall odds of the game are 1 in 982, assuming 500,000 tickets are sold.

What if all of the tickets for the St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle are not sold?

If all 500,000 tickets available for this raffle are not sold before the cut-off date & time of March 17, 11:59PM, the winning numbers will be chosen from the pool of purchased tickets.

When can I buy a St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle ticket?

Sales begin on February 14, 2014.

Can I choose my own ticket number?

No. Tickets will be sold in numeric order through the lottery terminal. There is no play slip or manual number entry involved in this game. Each St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle ticket will have a unique number - there will be no repeat or duplicate ticket numbers.

How much does a St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle ticket cost?

Each St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle ticket costs $20.

If I purchase my raffle ticket early, does this affect my chances of winning, or alter which prize I can win?

All tickets in the St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle, regardless of the date and time they were purchased, will be entered into the drawing, and all tickets will have an equal chance of winning.

When will the drawing for the St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle take place?

The St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle drawing will take place on March 18, 2014. Complete results of the 509 winning raffle numbers will be posted here soon after.

How will the winning raffle tickets be selected?

The Illinois Lottery is very serious about the security and integrity of our games. The winning numbers will be selected by a computerized random-number generator. As with all Illinois Lottery drawings, representatives of the Illinois Lottery and an external auditor will be present to conduct and certify the drawing.

Can a St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle ticket be cancelled?

No. St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle tickets cannot be cancelled.

St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle Rules

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