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St. Patrick’s Day Raffle Tickets now on Sale

by Chuck Baumann | Jan 03, 2017

January 3, 2017 - Salem, Ore. Offering over 1,800 cash prizes, ticket sales for the Oregon Lottery’s ninth annual St. Patrick’s Day Raffle℠ began Sunday, Jan. 1. Each St. Patrick’s Day ticket costs $10.

Prizes for the St. Patrick’s Day Raffle include:

  • One $1 million top prize
  • 300 prizes of $500
  • 1,500 prizes of $100
  • Special Offer – Free Megabucks Ticket

    Every Friday from 5-7 p.m. beginning Friday, Jan. 6, when someone buys a St. Patrick’s Day Raffle ticket, they will receive a free $1 Megabucks ticket for the next day’s Megabucks drawing. This offer will be available every Friday while there are still remaining St. Patrick’s Day Raffle tickets.

    The Lottery will release the winning numbers at 5 a.m. St. Patrick’s Day – Friday, Mar. 17. To check the winning numbers for the St. Patrick’s Day Raffle, players can go to www.oregonlottery.org or visit a participating Oregon Lottery retail location.

    The $500 and $100 prize winners can claim their prizes at any Oregon Lottery retail location. The $1 million prize winner must come to the Lottery office in Salem to claim their prize.

    Overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 138.8.

    Raffle History

  • The 2009 St. Patrick’s Day Raffle was the Lottery’s first Raffle game
  • Chuck Mikes of Camas, WA was the first $1 million top prize winner
  • The 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Raffle is the ninth St. Patrick’s Day Raffle
  • The 2010 Thanksgiving Raffle doubled the number of tickets and prizes offering 500,000 tickets and two $1 million top prizes
  • Since 2009, the Lottery has offered 15 Raffle games: St. Patrick’s Day Raffle (9), Thanksgiving Raffle (4), 4th of July Raffle (2), and Halloween Raffle (2)

The Oregon Lottery reminds players to always sign the back of their lottery tickets, regardless of the game. In the event of winning a jackpot, they should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $11 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org.

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