BOISE, Idaho — At least one lucky Idaho Lottery player who participated in the Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle will be ringing in the New Year as Idaho’s newest millionaire.
All 250,000 tickets in the Idaho Lottery’s traditional holiday game -- the Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle -- have been sold and the game has officially ended, Lottery officials said.
The 250,000th ticket was sold during the afternoon on Friday, December 20. No additional tickets will be issued. Over 35,000 tickets were sold in the final seven days of sales.
“This is the twelfth time the game has sold out -- and the fourth time prior to Christmas. This year’s Raffle sold out the earliest since the initial Raffle did in 2007, and it was the fourth fastest selling Raffle game in Lottery history; and the fastest seller since 2009,” said Lottery spokesman Dave Workman in a news release.
“Right now, someone has a ticket worth $1,000,000. All players should sign the ticket back and keep it in a safe place until the winning numbers are announced in early January,” Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson.
The winning numbers will be announced on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 9:59 p.m. Mountain Time.
Players can check their tickets for winning numbers at idaholottery.com, at all Idaho Lottery retail locations, on the Idaho Lottery information hotline at 208-334-4656, or by using the Idaho Lottery Check-a-Ticket app for their iPhone or Android phone.
Besides to the guaranteed top prize of $1,000,000, there are 14,422 additional prizes ranging from $15 up to $10,000. Also, there were thirteen daily $1,000 winners during the first thirteen days of sales. Here is a list of current, $1,000 winning tickets that have not yet been claimed:
Date purchased: 10/22/2019
Winning Raffle number: 007426
Retailer: Tobacco Connection #024 at 4835 N. Yellowstone Ave.,
Date purchased: 10/23/2019
Winning Raffle number: 009980
Retailer: Smokin’ Spirits at 800 N. 3rd St Ste. 2, McCall
Date purchased: 10/26/2019
Winning Raffle number: 025416
Retailer: Stinker Store #117 at 1410 W. McMillan Rd., Meridian
Winning Raffle number: 041361
Retailer: Maverik #410 at 1630 E. McMillan Rd., Meridian
Date purchased: 11/1/2019
Winning Raffle number: 043696
Retailer: Last Chance #09 at 113 N. State St. in Preston
Date purchased: 11/2/2019
Winning Raffle number: 049104
Retailer: Albertsons #0159 at 330 Benton St., Pocatello
All winning tickets of $1,000 or higher in this game must be claimed at Lottery offices in Boise. Players will have 180 days after the draw on January 2, 2020 to claim their prizes.
“This year’s Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle generated over $800,000 for the Idaho Lottery’s beneficiaries, Idaho Public Schools and the Permanent Building Fund,” Workman said.
You must be 18 years old to buy, sell, or redeem Lottery products in Idaho.