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Idaho Lottery millionaire raffle winner will be announced Thursday night

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Posted at 4:10 AM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 06:10:27-05

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. The 250,000th ticket was sold during the afternoon on Friday, December 20, 2019. 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.

“We thank our players and retail partners for their participation in the Idaho Lottery’s 13th annual Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle,” said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. “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.”

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 the Idaho Lottery website, 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 the guaranteed top prize of $1,000,000, there are 14,422 additional prizes ranging from $15 up to $10,000. This year’s game also featured ten, $1,000 prizes mid-game for players who purchased one of the ten 25000th tickets. There were also 13 daily $1,000 winners during the first 13 days of sales.