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DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXX Raffle Lottery Game

[50 Pa.B. 6087]
[Saturday, October 31, 2020]

Under the State Lottery Law (72 P.S. §§ 3761-101—3761-314) and 61 Pa. Code § 874.4 (relating to notice of raffle lottery game rules), the Secretary of Revenue hereby provides public notice of the rules for the following raffle lottery game:

1. Name: The name of the raffle lottery game is Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXX.

2. Price: The price of one Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXX lottery game ticket is $20.

3. Ticket Sales and Drawing Date: Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXX lottery game ticket sales will commence on or after November 3, 2020, and will continue until all 500,000 tickets have been sold, or 8:00 p.m. on January 2, 2021, whichever occurs earlier.

4. Ticket Characteristics: Each Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXX lottery game ticket will contain one unique computer-generated eight-digit number between 00000001 and 00500000, the drawing date, amount bet, and validation data.

5. Prizes: The prizes that can be won in this game are $100, $1,000, $100,000 and $1,000,000.

6. Maximum Number of Tickets Printed and Sold for the Game: There will be no more than 500,000 tickets printed and sold for the Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXX lottery game. The chances will be sequentially issued on a statewide basis from the range of individual unique numbers representing the chances available for the game.

7. Weekly Drawings:

(a) Conduct of the Weekly Drawings: The Lottery will conduct eight (8) Weekly Drawings, each of which will award one (1) prize of $100,000, for a total of eight (8) prizes.

(1) Each ticket purchased during the entry period for each Weekly Drawing will be automatically entered into that week’s Weekly Drawing, as described in section 7(b) (relating to Weekly Drawing entry periods), as well as the Millionaire Raffle Drawing on January 2, 2021, as described in section 8 (relating to conduct of Millionaire Raffle Drawing).

(2) A computer-generated randomizer will be used to conduct each Weekly Drawing. One unique eight-digit number will be drawn from the range of numbers representing the chances sold during each Weekly Drawing entry period. The unique eight-digit number drawn will be the winning number.

(3) The winning ticket numbers for each Weekly Drawing will be posted to the Pennsylvania Lottery’s publicly accessible web site.

(b) Weekly Drawing Entry Periods:

(1) All tickets sold between November 3, 2020 at 12:00:00 a.m. and November 9, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m. will be entered into Weekly Drawing 1, held between November 10, 2020 and November 16, 2020, with winners announced by November 16, 2020.

(2) All tickets sold between November 10, 2020 at 12:00:00 a.m. and November 16, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m. will be entered into Weekly Drawing 2, held between November 17, 2020 and November 23, 2020, with winners announced by November 23, 2020.

(3) All tickets sold between November 17, 2020 at 12:00:00 a.m. and November 23, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m. will be entered into Weekly Drawing 3, held between November 24, 2018 and December 1, 2020, with winners announced by December 1, 2020.

(4) All tickets sold between November 24, 2020 at 12:00:00 a.m. and November 30, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m. will be entered into Weekly Drawing 4, held between December 1, 2020 and December 7, 2020, with winners announced by December 7, 2020.

(5) All tickets sold between December 1, 2020 at 12:00:00 a.m. and December 7, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m. will be entered into Weekly Drawing 5, held between December 8, 2020 and December 14, 2020, with winners announced by December 14, 2020.

(6) All tickets sold between December 8, 2020 at 12:00:00 a.m. and December 14, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m. will be entered into Weekly Drawing 6, held between December 15, 2020 and December 21, 2020, with winners announced by December 21, 2020.

(7) All tickets sold between December 15, 2020 at 12:00:00 a.m. and December 21, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m. will be entered into Weekly Drawing 7, held between December 22, 2020 and December 28, 2020, with winners announced by December 28, 2020.

(8) All tickets sold between December 22, 2020 at 12:00:00 a.m. and December 28, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m. will be entered into Weekly Drawing 8, held between December 29, 2020 and January 2, 2021, with winners announced by January 2, 2021.

(9) All tickets sold after December 28, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m. will only be eligible for the Millionaire Raffle drawing.

(c) Determination of Weekly Drawing Prize Winners:

(1) The first unique eight-digit number drawn from among the tickets automatically entered into each of the Weekly Drawings will be the winning number and the holder of the ticket that matches the winning number shall be entitled to a prize of $100,000.

(2) The tickets bearing the winning numbers from each Weekly Drawing shall be ineligible to win a prize in any subsequent Weekly Drawing, but shall be entered into the Millionaire Raffle Drawing, as described in section 8 (relating to conduct of Millionaire Raffle Drawing), and shall be eligible to win a prize described in section 9 (relating to determination of Millionaire Raffle Drawing winners).

(d) Conduct of Weekly Drawings in the Event that All Tickets Are Sold:

(1) If all Raffle tickets are sold during any of the Weekly Drawing entry periods described in section 7(b) (relating to Weekly Drawing entry periods), the Lottery will conduct the Weekly Drawing for that entry period from among all tickets sold during that entry period. For all subsequent Weekly Drawings, all non-winning tickets from the prior Weekly Drawing(s) will be eligible to be entered into any remaining Weekly Drawings, subject to section 7(d)(2).

(2) A winning ticket selected in any Weekly Drawing conducted under subsection 7(d) (relating to conduct of Weekly Drawings in the event that all tickets are sold) will be ineligible to win in any subsequent Weekly Drawings conducted under this subsection.

(e) The odds of an entry being selected in each Weekly Drawing depends upon the number of tickets sold during the entry period for each Weekly Drawing.

(f) The entry periods for the Weekly Drawings will be posted to the Pennsylvania Lottery’s publicly accessible web site.

8. Conduct of Millionaire Raffle Drawing: The results of the Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXX lottery game will be posted to the Lottery’s publicly accessible web site on January 2, 2021, after 10:00 p.m. A computer-generated randomizer will be used to conduct the drawing. Six-thousand (6,000) unique eight-digit numbers will be drawn from the range of numbers representing the chances sold. The first four unique eight-digit numbers drawn will be the first-prize-tier winning numbers. The fifth through eighth unique eight-digit numbers drawn will be the second-prize-tier winning numbers. The ninth through 108th unique eight-digit numbers drawn will be the third-prize-tier winning numbers. The 109th through 6,000th unique eight-digit numbers drawn will be the fourth-prize-tier winning numbers. A player may only win one time on each ticket or chance for the Millionaire Raffle Drawing.

9. Determination of Millionaire Raffle Drawing Prize Winners:

(a) Holders of tickets upon which the unique eight-digit number exactly matches one of the first-prize-tier numbers selected by the Lottery shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000,000.

(b) Holders of tickets upon which the unique eight-digit number exactly matches one of the second-prize-tier numbers selected by the Lottery shall be entitled to a prize of $100,000.

(c) Holders of tickets upon which the unique eight-digit number exactly matches one of the third-prize-tier numbers selected by the Lottery shall be entitled to a prize of $1,000.

(d) Holders of tickets upon which the unique eight-digit number exactly matches one of the fourth-prize-tier numbers selected by the Lottery shall be entitled to a prize of $100.

10. Number and Description of Prizes and Approximate Odds: The Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXX lottery game prizes and determination of winners are as follows:

Ticket Matching Exactly the Unique Eight-digit Number Drawn: Win Prize Of: Maximum Odds
Of Winning
Are 1 In:
Number Of Winners:
First-Prize-Tier $1,000,000 125,000 4
Second-Prize-Tier $100,000 125,000 4
Third-Prize-Tier $1,000 5,000 100
Fourth-Prize-Tier $100 84.86 5,892

The odds of winning are based on selling all 500,000 tickets. If all 500,000 tickets are not sold, the odds of winning will depend on the total number of tickets sold. All Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXX lottery game prize payments, including first-prize-tier prizes, will be made as one-time, lump-sum cash payments. All required income tax withholding will be automatically deducted from the lump-sum cash payment for all first-prize-tier and second-prize-tier prizes.

11. Consumer Promotional Programs: The Lottery may conduct promotional activities to promote the sale of Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXX lottery game tickets, including offering tickets at a discounted price. Details of any such offering will be disseminated through media used to advertise or promote the Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXX lottery game or through normal communications methods.

12. Retailer Bonus: The Lottery in its sole discretion may offer a retailer bonus in connection with the sale of Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXX lottery game tickets. If a retailer bonus is offered, a Lottery retailer shall be eligible for a bonus as described in this section. Lottery retailers who sell a winning ticket that entitles the ticket holder to a prize, either payable in a single installment or having a guaranteed minimum payout, of at least $100,000 and not exceeding $500,000 shall be paid a bonus of $500. Lottery retailers who sell a winning ticket that entitles the ticket holder to a prize, either payable in a single installment or having a guaranteed minimum payout, of at least $500,001 and not exceeding $1,000,000 shall be paid a bonus of $5,000. A Lottery retailer is entitled only to the largest bonus for which they qualify for on a winning ticket. A bonus will be initiated for payment after the winning ticket is claimed and validated or approximately 30 days after the date of the drawing in which the winning ticket was entered, provided that Lottery security can and has verified the sales transaction as valid. A bonus will not be awarded to a Lottery retailer that sells a Pennsylvania Lottery Millionaire Raffle XXX ticket used to enter a Pennsylvania Lottery second-chance drawing or promotion that is subsequently selected to win a prize in that second-chance drawing or promotion.

13. Promotional Drawings: The Pennsylvania Lottery may conduct promotional drawings associated with the Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXX lottery game. If the Lottery does conduct such a promotional drawing, Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXX lottery game tickets will be imprinted with a unique code to be used by players to enter the promotional drawings. The promotional drawings may be held independently of or in conjunction with the regular Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXX drawings. The Secretary will announce the existence of the promotional drawings. Winners of promotional drawings will be randomly selected from the group of qualified entries. A description of the available prize(s) and the specific rules and other information necessary for the conduct of the promotional drawings will be posted to the Lottery’s publicly accessible website. A copy of the same will also be kept on file with the Lottery and will be available upon request.

14. Retailer Incentive Awards: The Lottery may conduct a separate Retailer Incentive Program for retailers who sell Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXX lottery game tickets. The conduct of the Program will be governed by 61 Pa. Code § 811.41 (relating to promotional prizes).

15. Unclaimed Prize Money: Unclaimed prize money on winning Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXX lottery game tickets will be retained by the Secretary for payment to the persons entitled thereto for 1 year from the announced close of the Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXX lottery game. If no claim is made within 1 year of the announced close of the Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle XXX lottery game conducted by the State Lottery, the right of a ticket holder to claim the prize represented by that ticket, if any, expires and the prize money will be paid into the State Lottery Fund and used for purposes otherwise provided for by statute.

16. Governing Law: In purchasing a ticket, the customer agrees to comply with and abide by the State Lottery Law (72 P.S. §§ 3761-101—3761-314), 61 Pa. Code Part V (relating to State Lotteries) and the provisions contained in this notice.

C. DANIEL HASSELL,
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-1504. Filed for public inspection October 30, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]

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Pa. New Year’s Millionaire Raffle tickets now on sale

A total of 67 Pennsylvania Lottery players won prizes of $1 million or more during the year. Dan Gleiter, PennLive, 2016 PENNLIVE.COM PENNLIVE.COM

Pennsylvania Lottery’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle went on sale today.

The lottery features eight $100,000 weekly drawings leading up to the Jan. 4, 2020, drawing, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery.

On Jan. 4, four $1 million prizes, four $100,000 prizes, 100 $1,000 prizes and 5,892 $100 prizes will be awarded.

You can buy tickets, which are $20 each, through 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4. The tickets will be sold sequentially across the state.

To be a winner, the ticket must exactly match the number selected in the drawing and all digits must appear in the same order as the winning number.

According to the lottery, if all of the tickets are sold, there is a 1 in 125,000 change of winning $1 million.

On Jan. 4, numbers will be randomly selected by a computer and posted on the lottery’s website after 10 p.m.

In the meantime, there will be eight weekly drawings for tickets sold Nov. 5-11, Nov. 12-18, Nov. 19-25, Nov. 26-Dec. 2, Dec. 3-9, Dec. 10-16, Dec. 17-23 and Dec. 24-30.

Anyone who wins the $100,000 weekly prize must claim it at Lottery headquarters and not at a retail location.

  • MORE: A lottery ticket worth $1.4 million was sold in Lancaster County.

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Pa. New Year’s Millionaire Raffle tickets now on sale A total of 67 Pennsylvania Lottery players won prizes of $1 million or more during the year. Dan Gleiter, PennLive, 2016 PENNLIVE.COM