Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle
Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle is back….with more! This game has Virginia’s best odds to become a millionaire. Plus, we’ve added a fourth $1 million prize and a sixth $100,000 prize! Twenty dollars could get you one of the four $1 million top prizes! Here’s a chance at starting 2021 with a win!
There will be four new millionaires announced on January 1, 2021. Tickets go on sale November 3. You can get your Raffle tickets at a Lottery retailer or a Lottery Vending Machine.
Winners will be announced January 1, 2021 after 2 p.m.
How does the Raffle work?
The Lottery sells a limited number of tickets for the Raffle each year. Each ticket is printed with a number generated by a computer. Ticket sales begin in early November and continue through December 31 or until all the tickets have been sold.
How do you enter the Raffle?
Buy your ticket from a local retailer or Lottery Vending Machine for your chance to win.
Start the new year right!
Dive into 2021 by taking a chance on winning! When you play Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle, you could begin the year with a win!
Previous Raffle results
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Need more info? Here are the official rules for Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle!
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Millionaire Raffle Draws
The Millionaire Raffle is a special game that offers thousands of prizes in each draw, including top prizes worth в‚¬1 million. They are usually held at Christmas but in previous years Millionaire Raffles have also taken place at Easter and during the summer. Entries to these raffles are limited and the advertised prizes are guaranteed to be given away.
The 2020 Christmas Millionaire Raffle Draw
The Christmas Millionaire Raffle is back again for 2020 and will take place on New Year’s Eve, Thursday 31st December. It will once again give away a top prize worth в‚¬1 million to one lucky winner. Tickets cost в‚¬25 and are available now online and from National Lottery agents. There are 500,000 tickets on sale, so once they have all been sold, entry to the raffle will be closed.
There will be a total of 6,009 prizes available, ranging in value from в‚¬500 to the million-euro top prize. The table below shows all the prizes that can be won, as well as the odds of winning each one (based on all 500,000 tickets being sold).
|Prize Value||Number of Prizes||Odds of Winning|
|в‚¬1,000,000||1||1 in 500,000|
|в‚¬100,000||3||1 in 166,666|
|в‚¬10,000||10||1 in 50,000|
|в‚¬5,000||30||1 in 16,666|
|в‚¬1,000||165||1 in 3,030|
|в‚¬500||5,800||1 in 86|
|Overall Odds of Winning a Prize: 1 in 84|
As it is a raffle, the odds of winning are based partly on how many other players have bought tickets. If some of the 500,000 tickets available are not sold, the odds of winning will be better than those stated here.
For example, if 400,000 tickets are sold, then you would have a 1 in 400,000 chance of winning the top prize. Only the tickets that have been sold are entered into the raffle, so all the prizes are guaranteed to be won.
How to Play
When you purchase an entry to the Millionaire Raffle, you will receive a ticket with a unique raffle number on it. On the night of the draw, all of the ticket numbers that have been purchased are pooled together and then the winning entries are drawn from that pool.
Once the draw has taken place, check the results to see if any of the winning numbers match yours exactly. If your ticket number has been drawn, you win the corresponding prize. Go to the Claiming Prizes page to find out what you need to do to get hold of your prize money.
About the Christmas Millionaire Raffle
Since 2015, Millionaire Raffles have taken place at Christmas. Unlike Lotto, Daily Million and other games, there are a set number of tickets for sale on each occasion, meaning that no additional tickets can be sold beyond the amount determined for each game. Each raffle ticket is sold with a pre-printed, randomly selected number; you can’t choose which numbers you want to play.
The date on which a Millionaire Raffle is due to take place is typically announced a few weeks in advance to give all players ample opportunity to get their entries. Ticket sales cease on a designated date or when all the tickets are sold, whichever comes first. The cut-off point for the Christmas Millionaire Raffle is 10:00pm on New YearвЂ™s Eve, ahead of the draw later that night.
Millionaire Raffle tickets cost more than Irish Lotto or EuroMillions entries, but offer larger cash prizes. Each raffle provides a single top prize of в‚¬1 million, with the value of other awards usually ranging between в‚¬500 and в‚¬100,000.
Other Millionaire Raffle Draws
Millionaire Raffles have also previously been held at Easter and during the summer, although the only year in which there was more than one raffle draw was in 2012. These other draws worked in the same way as the Christmas Millionaire Raffle and also offered a top prize of в‚¬1 million, although the ticket price wasnвЂ™t always the same.
There have been no Easter or Summer Millionaire Raffles since 2014, but the National Lottery hasnвЂ™t explicitly stated that they will never take place at these times of year again.Millionaire Raffle games are often held around Christmas, offering a set number of tickets and prizes which are announced in advance. ]]>