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New Year’s Raffle begins Sunday, Nov. 13

CLEVELAND – Ready for a stocking stuffer that offers the Ohio Lottery’s best odds of winning a $1-million prize? The holiday treat comes in the form of the New Year’s Raffle, which goes on sale at more than 9,100 retailers statewide on Sunday, Nov. 13. There’s a limited, 500,000 ticket print. Cost is $20 per ticket.

Last year’s game was a sellout. Sales for this year’s New Year’s Raffle are scheduled to end by 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2012 or while supplies last. The drawing is scheduled for Jan. 2, 2012.

On draw day, look for winning results around 8:30 p.m. on your local Ohio Lottery carrier station. Complete drawing results will be available on the Ohio Lottery website beginning at approximately 8:30 p.m.

New Year’s Raffle Number of Prizes Odds
$1,000,000 prize* 4 1 in 125,000
$10,000 prize 10 1 in 50,000
$1,500 prize 120 1 in 4,167
$500 prize 1,000 1 in 500
$100 prize 2,200 1 in 227
$5 million in total prizes 3,334 1 in 150

*Retailers selling a $1-million ticket will receive a $5,000 agent sales bonus.

Collecting your prize
Winning prizes can be cashed starting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 2. Prizes of $1-million and $10,000 can be claimed at any regional office or at the Ohio Lottery’s Cleveland headquarters beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3. For claiming and cashing details, please visit:

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