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St. Patrick’s Day RaffleSM


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CONTACT: Chuck Baumann
Phone: 503-540-1015
Cell: 503-510-7829
Email: chuck.baumann@state.or.us


St. Patrick’s Day RaffleSM Tickets on Sale Sunday


Salem, Ore. (Jan. 22, 2010) With the best of odds of winning $1 million, the Oregon Lottery®’s St. Patrick’s Day RaffleSM returns! The latest St. Patrick’s Day Raffle sales begin Sunday, January 24 at 5 AM.

Just like the Lottery’s previous Raffle games, the new St. Patrick’s Day Raffle offers a $1 million top prize and a total of 250,000 tickets are available. “Our Raffle games have become very popular since we introduced the first one last year,” said Oregon Lottery Director Dale Penn. “The original St. Patrick’s Day Raffle sold out in 12 days and the Thanksgiving Raffle sold out in just 11 days.”

In addition to the one $1 million top prize, the St. Patrick’s Day Raffle game also offers these prizes:

  • 10 prizes of $20,000
  • 1,000 prizes of $100

The winning St. Patrick’s Day Raffle numbers will be announced on St. Patrick’s Day - Wednesday, March 17, 2010.

Chuck Mickes of Camas, Washington was the $1 million winner of the first St. Patrick’s Day Raffle. The Thanksgiving Raffle’s $1 million top prize was won by Ellie Combs of Lake Oswego.

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