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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:
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.
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