BOISE -- The Idaho Lottery has kicked off the Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle. Tickets went on sale Wednesday morning.
“The Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle continues to be one of the most anticipated games of the year by our players and holiday shoppers,” said Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson. “This game has become a gift giving tradition and with more chances to win, we look forward to selling this game out before Christmas.”
Ticket prices for the game are $10 each and limited to only 250,000.
The Idaho Lottery anticipates the game will be a sellout. On three previous occasions, the game has sold out before Christmas. The last day for tickets sales is Dec. 31, 2012, or until the last ticket is sold.
There are more than 4,450 prizes in this year’s game. In addition to the top prize of $1,000,000, there are four prizes of $10,000 and 4,450 other prizes ranging from $25 to $1000:
- Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle Prize Table
- One (1) $1,000,000
- Four (4) $10,000
- Fifty (50) $1,000
- One thousand (1,000) $100
- One thousand (1,000) $50
- Two thousand four hundred (2,400) $25
The $1,000,000 top prize, the four $10,000 prizes, and the fifty $1,000 prizes must be claimed at Lottery Headquarters in Boise. All other prizes in the game may be claimed at any Idaho Lottery retail location.
Each day, for the first 20 days Raffle tickets are on sale in 2012, one player will have the chance to win $100 extra. Players who purchase a raffle ticket during the first 20 days of sales will receive a voucher they can enter online at idaholottery.com for their chance to win $100. Entries are only valid for the day entered. New entries must be submitted to be eligible to win on subsequent days.
Players can also buy raffle tickets at the Idaho Lottery's big red vending machines found at most grocery stores and busier retail locations.
The winning numbers for the Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle will be announced on Jan. 2, 2013 at 6 p.m.