FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

 

CONTACT: David Workman

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Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle Sold Out! Draw on January 2, 2014

 

BOISE, Idaho – The 2013 edition of the Idaho Lottery’s Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle game has ended in a sell-out. The 250,000th ticket was sold early on Tuesday afternoon December 31, 2013. No additional tickets will be issued. More than 25% of the entire game sold in the final nine days of sales.

 

“We thank you all our players and retail partners for their participation since this game began, and especially during the past week,” said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. “Someone right now is holding a ticket worth $1,000,000. All players holding an Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle ticket should sign the back of it and keep it in a safe place until the winning numbers are announced on Thursday evening.”

 

The winning numbers will be announced on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time. A live announcement of the winning numbers will take place near the ice skating rink at The Village in Meridian, located on the corner of Eagle Rd and Fairview. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Players who do attend are asked to bring their valid Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle tickets and register for a chance to win $500 for themselves and $500 for the Idaho public school of their choice.

 

Players in the Treasure Valley can also watch the live announcement on KTVB News Channel 7 at 6 p.m, in the Magic Valley on KTFT News Channel 7 at 6 p.m., in eastern Idaho at 6 p.m. on KPVI News 6, and in northern Idaho on KLEW – TV at 5 p.m. Pacific Time.

 

As a sellout, the Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle generated $750,000 in revenues for the Idaho Lottery’s beneficiaries: Idaho Public Schools, the Permanent Building Fund, and the Bond Levy Equalization fund.

 

In addition to the top prize of $1,000,000, there are four $10,000 prizes, fifty $1,000 prizes, one thousand $100 prizes, one thousand $50 prizes, and twenty-four hundred $25 prizes in this year’s game. All prizes of $1,000 or more must be claimed at Idaho Lottery offices in Boise. All other prizes may be claimed at an Idaho Lottery retail location.

 

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