Offering over 1,800 cash prizes, tickets for the Oregon Lottery’s 12th annual St. Patrick’s Day Raffle?"? are now on sale. Of all Oregon Lottery games, the Raffle offers the best odds of winning $1 million.
Only 250,000 tickets will be sold and each Raffle ticket costs $10.
Raffle prizes include:
One $1 million top prize300 prizes of $5001,500 prizes of $100
The Lottery will release the winning numbers at 5 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, Mar. 17. To check the winning numbers for the Raffle, players can go to www.oregonlottery.org or visit a participating Oregon Lottery retail location.
Players can also use the Lottery’s smart phone app on March 17 to check their Raffle ticket. The app can be found on the Apple or Android app stores.
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 HistoryThe 2009 St. Patrick’s Day Raffle was the Lottery’s first Raffle gameChuck Mikes of Camas, WA was the first $1 million top prize winnerThe 2010 Thanksgiving Raffle doubled the number of tickets and prizes offering 500,000 tickets and two $1 million top prizesSince 2009, the Lottery has offered 19 Raffle games: St. Patrick’s Day Raffle (12), Thanksgiving Raffle (4), 4th of July Raffle (2), and Halloween Raffle (1)
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 more over $12 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and habitat restoration. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org