Virginia's Millionaire Raffle Makes a Grand Comeback!

Virginia's Millionaire Raffle Makes a Grand Comeback!

As the New Year approaches, so does the much-anticipated return of a beloved tradition in the Commonwealth Virginia's New Year's Millionaire Raffle. In a distinctive twist from regular lottery games, this raffle offers players the chance to vie for one of five staggering $1 million top prizes, making it a sought-after event to kick off the coming year.

A total of 625,000 Virginia's New Year's Millionaire Raffle tickets hit the market on October 31 and will be available until December 31 or until the last ticket finds its way into the hands of a hopeful player. The limited number of tickets amplifies the thrill, emphasizing the urgency for players not to delay their participation.

The grand reveal is set for New Year's Day, where the Virginia Lottery will unveil the winning numbers for the coveted prizes. Alongside the five $1 million top prizes, lucky winners will also secure seven $100,000 prizes, and an additional 1,000 prizes of $500 each. The odds of clinching the million-dollar jackpot stand at an impressive 1 in 125,000, marking the best odds for such a substantial prize in any Virginia Lottery game. The overall odds of securing any prize in the Raffle are a tantalizing 1 in 618.

This year marks the 17th edition of Virginia's New Year's Millionaire Raffle, a perennial favorite among Virginia Lottery players due to its exceptional odds and the once-a-year occurrence. Over the course of 17 years, the Virginia Lottery has awarded an impressive 53 $1 million top prizes through this special event. The tickets, often embraced as holiday gifts and stocking stuffers for adults, add an extra layer of excitement to the festive season.

Tickets for the raffle are available for $20 each at any Virginia Lottery retailer statewide. What makes participating even more gratifying is the knowledge that every ticket sold contributes to K-12 public education in the Commonwealth, regardless of whether it emerges as a prize winner. All Virginia Lottery profits are dedicated to supporting Virginia's public schools, with the Lottery having raised over $867 million for K-12 education in Fiscal Year 2023 alone, making up around 10 percent of the state's total K-12 school budget.

As players gear up for the thrill of the New Year's Millionaire Raffle, the Virginia Lottery encourages responsible play, reminding participants that lottery games are not intended for minors. For those eager to join the excitement, the Virginia Lottery. Connect with the Lottery Corner on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube to stay in the loop.

With the promise of life-changing prizes and the opportunity to support education, Virginia's New Year's Millionaire Raffle stands as an exciting way for players to ring in the New Year.

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