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Virginia Lottery launches expanded version of New Year’s Millionaire Raffle

Published Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, 4:05 pm

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Some may view it as a great way to start 2021, while others might consider it a welcome goodbye to 2020. Either way, a chance to win $1 million on New Year’s Day is a hot commodity.

The Virginia Lottery is launching one of its most popular games: Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle – and this year there are some exciting changes.

In past years, all the available tickets were sold-out well before the deadline. So this year, the number of available tickets is increased to 500,000 from last year’s 375,000. And with the increased number of tickets comes an increase in the number of winners! This year there will be:

  • Four $1 million winning tickets
  • Six $100,000 winning tickets
  • 500 tickets that each win $500

With four $1 million tickets out of 500,000, that means the chances of winning the grand prize are some of the best offered by the Virginia Lottery: 1 in 125,000.

“We know Virginia Lottery players look forward to the New Year’s Millionaire Raffle each year,” said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall. “Between the excitement of a limited number of tickets and the prospect of starting the year with a million dollars, this is an offering that is sure to be wildly popular.”

The winning ticket numbers will be announced at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 1.

Each ticket costs $20. They can be bought at any of more than 5,000 Virginia Lottery retailers across the state.

The Virginia Lottery is launching one of its most popular games: Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle – and this year there are some exciting changes.

New changes to Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire raffle

Posted: Nov 9, 2020 / 07:17 PM EST / Updated: Nov 9, 2020 / 11:03 PM EST

VIRGINIA (WDVM) — If you’re feeling lucky, you may have a chance to win $1 million dollars in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle.

Last year, 370,000 tickets sold before the deadline and three winners became millionaires. This year, the Virginia Lottery has increased the amount of tickets available to 500,000 and has also increased the amount of millionaire prize winners to four.

Each ticket costs $20 for the Millionaire Raffle and the prizes also include six $100,000 prizes and 500 $500 prizes.

According to the Virginia Lottery, you have a:

  • 1 in 125,000 chance of winning $1 million
  • 1 in 83,333 chance of winning $100,000
  • 1 in 1,000 chance of winning $500

So far, just under 17,000 tickets have sold with around 483,000 to go. Winners will be announced on January 1 at 2 p.m. For more information, click here.

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VIRGINIA (WDVM) — If you’re feeling lucky, you may have a chance to win $1 million dollars in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle. Last year, 370,000 tickets sold before the deadline and three winners became millionaires. This year, the Virginia Lottery has increased the amount of tickets available to 500,000 and has also increased the […] ]]>