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St. Patrick’s Day Raffle tickets on sale Sunday

by User Not Found | Dec 30, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

December 30, 2015 - Salem, Ore. – Offering over 1,800 cash prizes, ticket sales for the Oregon Lottery’s eighth annual St. Patrick’s Day Raffle begin Sunday, Jan. 3 at 5 a.m. Each ticket costs $10 and only 250,000 tickets are available. Overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 138.8. Far better and less painful than the odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime, which are 1 in 3,000. 

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 between 5-7 p.m.!
Beginning Friday, Jan. 8, people who buy a St. Patrick’s Day Raffle ticket between 5-7 p.m., receive a free $1 Megabucks ticket for the next day’s Megabucks drawing. This offer continues every Fri. as long as St. Patrick’s Day Raffle tickets are available.

 The Lottery will release the winning numbers at 5 a.m. St. Patrick’s Day – Thursday, 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.

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 eighth 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 16 Raffle games: St. Patrick’s Day Raffle (8), 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 nearly $10 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org