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Thanksgiving RaffleSM Tickets Half Gone
Best odds of winning $1 million prize attracting players
October 15, 2010 - Salem, Ore. -
As of Thursday, October 14, 2010, less than 250,000 tickets for the Thanksgiving RaffleSM
remain. Once all the Thanksgiving Raffle tickets have been sold, no more tickets will be available. Sales for the current Raffle game, which offers a total of 500,000 tickets, began Sunday, September 26 at 5 AM.
The Thanksgiving Raffle doubled both the number of prizes and tickets compared to the Lotterys previous Raffle games. By offering two $1 million top prizes, the Thanksgiving Raffle provides the same odds of winning the $1 million top prize 1 in 250,000 as the Lotterys earlier Raffle games.
The demand and popularity of our prior Raffle games indicated to us that increasing the number of tickets available and doubling the cash prizes was the next thing to do, said Interim Lottery Director Larry Niswender.
The Thanksgiving Raffle marks the fifth Raffle game the Lottery has introduced. The previous four Raffle games offered 250,000 tickets and sold out in 12, 11, 10, and 14 days respectively.
In addition to the two $1 million top prizes, the Thanksgiving Rafflealso offers these prizes:
- 20 prizes of $20,000
- 2,000 prizes of $100
The number of Thanksgiving Raffle tickets remaining can be found on the Lotterys Web site. Go to www.oregonlottery.org
and click on the Games & Games Info tab.
The winning Thanksgiving Raffle numbers will be announced on Tuesday, November 23, 2010.
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