The last day to buy tickets for the Lottery’s 11th St. Patrick’s Day Raffle?"? is fast-approaching.
“The best advice to give anyone who wants a chance at winning Raffle’s $1 million top prize would be to buy your ticket by Sunday, March 15,” said Lottery Products Portfolio Manager Tina Erickson. “Historically, Raffle ticket daily-sales balloon as the drawing date draws closer – so don’t wait, get your tickets soon!”
The Oregon Lottery started with 250,000 Raffle tickets and as of March 9, there are fewer than 40,000 tickets remaining. The Lottery will release the winning numbers at 5 a.m., Tuesday, Mar. 17 – St. Patrick’s Day.
The St. Patrick’s Day Raffle offers the best odds of any Oregon Lottery game of winning $1 million – 1 in 250,000. Overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 138.8.
The 1,801 prizes for the St. Patrick’s Day Raffle include:
- One $1 million top prize
- 300 prizes of $500
- 1,500 prizes of $100
To check the winning Raffle numbers, players can use the Lottery’s smart phone app, 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 are advised to contact the Lottery office and schedule an appointment to claim their prize.
Source: Oregon Lottery