Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle sold out; winning numbers to be announced January 2nd
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
Date purchased: 10/31/2019
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.
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.
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Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle
All about the $1,000,000 Raffle:
- Best odds ever at winning $1,000,000.
- Only 250,000 tickets to be sold and when they’re gone, they’re gone!
- $10 per ticket..sold only in Idaho!
Every 25,000 th Ticket Sold Wins $1,000 – The purchase of the Raffle ticket with one of these numbers: 025000; 050000; 075000; 100000; 125000; 150000; 175000 200000; 225000; and 250000 will produce a voucher for a prize of $1,000. Prizes will not be awarded without the voucher and a copy of appropriate number Raffle ticket.
$1,000 Winners For Tickets Sold Between Oct 21- Nov 3, 2020
- October 21 – 002131
- October 22 – 008627
- October 23 – 018760
- October 24 – 025390
- October 25 – 032362
- October 26 – 035913
- October 27 – 038303
- October 28 – 044564
- October 29 – 053560
- October 30 – 058325
- October 31 – 068653
- November 1 – 074888
- November 2 – 082841
- November 3 – 083380
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Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle ticket sales begin at 4:00 a.m. MT, October 21, 2020 and will remain on sale until December 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. MT, or until the 250,000 th ticket is sold, at the Lottery’s discretion. Only 250,000 tickets will be sold. Price is $10 per ticket.
Winner announcement will be on January 5, 2021 at 9:59 p.m. MT, or within four (4) BUSINESS days after the sale of the last ticket (250000) if after December 31, 2020. Tickets will be made payable immediately after the Winner Announcement. Players can check their tickets at www.idaholottery.com, at any Idaho Lottery retailer, on the Lottery Check-a-Ticket app, or by calling our winning numbers line at 208-334-4656.
$1,000 Daily Drawing – October 21-November 3 we are giving away fourteen (14) prizes of $1,000; one each day for the first fourteen days the Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle is on sale. The Idaho Lottery will randomly select one ticket number purchased from the previous day to win the daily $1,000 prize. Players need only to purchase a ticket each day to be qualified for the next day’s draw. Winning numbers from the daily draw will be shown on the Lottery’s video monitors at retailer stores, announced on the Idaho Lottery’s web page, and on Idaho Lottery’s social media channels. Players who win must claim their prize at the Idaho Lottery office either in person, by mail, or by fax. Winning tickets will remain eligible to win additional prizes in this year’s Raffle draw, including the $1,000,000 top prize.
Every 25,000 th Ticket Sold Wins $1,000- The purchase of the Raffle ticket with one of these numbers: 025000; 050000; 075000; 100000; 125000; 150000; 175000 200000; 225000; and 250000 will produce a voucher for a prize of $1,000. Prizes will not be awarded without the voucher and a copy of appropriate number Raffle ticket. Players who win must claim their prize at the Idaho Lottery office either in person, by mail, or by fax. Winning tickets will remain eligible to win additional prizes in this year’s Raffle draw, including the $1,000,000 top prize.
- $1,000,000 and $10,000 prize winners & $1,000 promotional winners –. Winners must claim their prize at Idaho Lottery headquarters either in person, by mail, or by fax. Winners will be required to complete a Winner Claim Form, Claim Form Addendum, present a valid government issued photo identification (i.e., valid driver’s license, passport, ID card), and any other documentation requested by the Idaho Lottery.
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- $200, $50, & $15 prize winners – visit any Idaho Lottery retailer after the draw or visit Idaho Lottery headquarters.
- Prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing date.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Raffle ticket numbers must match identically, in exact order, to the number drawn by the Idaho Lottery. Sign your Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle ticket immediately upon purchase and keep it safe until the drawing. You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase, or redeem an Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle ticket. All prizes will be a single lump sum payment representing the prize amount and are subject to federal and state taxes and any offset required by Idaho Law.
- There will be a total of 250,000 Raffle tickets available for sale that can be purchased anywhere Idaho Lottery draw games are sold.
- Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle tickets will have a unique number from 000001 to 250000 printed from the Lottery terminal and will be issued in sequential order throughout the state. As a result, if a player buys more than one ticket at a time, the tickets may not be in consecutive sequential order.
- Players cannot pick their own numbers.
- No additional tickets will be available for purchase when all 250,000 tickets are sold.
- Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle tickets cannot be canceled or voided.
- Any Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle ticket created in error at the retailer location is the responsibility of the retailer.
- Any tickets that are verified by Lottery Security as not sellable due to system or technical error shall be removed from the drawing for winner selection.
- A record of all ticket numbers removed from the draw will be kept by Lottery Security.
- All Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle tickets will be sold by authorized Idaho Lottery retailers only.
- Each unique Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle ticket will only win one prize in the $1,000,000 drawing.
- To win, you must match your number in exact order to the winning number drawn.
POST FALLS | 2017 | $1,000,000
Congratulations to Lisa Clough who has long been a regular Idaho Lottery player and member of the Idaho Lottery’s VIP Club. In early December, she received an e-mail from the Idaho Lottery inviting her to attend a special promotional night hosted by the Idaho Lottery and 103.9 BOB FM (KBBD a Radio Spokane, radio station) at the Super 1 Foods store in Post Falls. Her decision to attend and purchase Raffle tickets was worth $1,000,000.
MALAD | 2016 | $1,000,000
Congratulations to Louise Cheney for winning the 2016 Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle. Her winning ticket, number 065236, was bought at KJ’s in Malad.
MERIDIAN | 2015 | $1,000,000
Jacob Christopherson was still in disbelief when he showed up at the Lottery office to claim his $1,000,000 prize. I had been buying tickets around the 25000th tickets, trying to win one of the $1,000 prizes. I stopped in the Maverik by my mom’s house and just bought one to see what the current ticket number was, described Christopherson on the purchase of his ticket and referring to the Idaho Lottery’s instant win feature that occurred once each 25000th ticket purchased. “It was just a random purchase.” That random purchased turned out to be the top prize winner in the Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle game, making Christopherson the Idaho Lottery’s newest millionaire and the ninth in this game’s history. Jacob plans to invest his winnings wisely and use some of it to pursue his passion of playing golf.
BOISE | 2014 | $1,000,000
Evelyn Jenkins ended 2014 by watching the live announcement of the Idaho Lottery’s $1,000,000 Raffle from the Idaho Potato Drop on New Year’s Eve on television. She’s starting out 2015 as the Idaho Lottery’s 51st millionaire after matching the Raffle winning number to one of the numbers on her five tickets and then claiming her $1,000,000 at Idaho Lottery offices on Thursday morning. read entire story
CALDWELL | 2013 | $1,000,000
“I turned on the TV to watch the announcement on Channel 7 and was holding my tickets in my hands when they announced the winning number,” described Luella Rowe, one of the three winners. “I didn’t even look down. I knew I was holding the winner. I couldn’t believe it. Still not sure I do believe it.” read entire story
STAR | 2012 | $1,000,000
“We were a little slow in taking down our decorations this year,” explained Rossiter when he claimed the winning ticket at Idaho Lottery offices. “I pulled the ticket off the tree and went to check the number on the Internet just to be sure it wasn’t a winner before we threw it away. When I did, holy moly, we had the $1,000,000 ticket.” read entire story
ONTARIO | 2011 | $1,000,000
For six months, a group of co-workers from the Wal-Mart store in Ontario, Oregon pooled their resources to save up money to play the Idaho Lottery’s annual Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle. The group of five friends, who have worked together for at least five years, started saving $10 a paycheck in late June 2011. Once the Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle began, the group;‘s leader Aaron O’Neil began buying a couple of tickets each day the Raffle was offered for sale. the persistence paid off on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 when the group claimed the Raffle’s top prize of $1,000,000 at Lottery headquarters in Boise. read entire story
NAMPA | 2010 | $1,000,000
Even after calling her accountant to work out the details of her win, Floyd remained calm and not too excited to claim her big prize. That is until she started describing her plans for her windfall. “I have it all planned out. I am going to take care of a few things for me, then I’m going to take care of my family and my church,” explained Floyd, who becomes the Idaho Lottery’s 25th millionaire. “Giving it away excites me more than anything else.” read entire story
GREENLEAF | 2009 | $1,000,000
“I had a couple of tickets in the car that I went out to get and check,” said Miller sheepishly, who admitted he had signed the tickets after purchasing them. “I told them I had one ticket in the 59,000’s and when I read the number, my sister Elizabeth told me it was the winner!” read entire story
Gregg & Katie Owen
BUHL | 2008 | $1,000,000
Gregg Owen left for the Ridley’s Food store in Buhl the day before Thanksgiving with a grocery list from his wife Cathie that included all the trimmings for a holiday dinner, plus what turned out to be two very important items. “At the bottom of the list it said 2 Raffle tickets,” said Owen. “She gave me the $20 to get two tickets, so I stopped and picked them up. It was the best $20 investment we’ve made.” read entire story
BOISE | 2007 | $1,000,000
Veterans Day will have a new meaning for Bob Chester, a retired United States Marine, who bought his $1,000,000 winning raffle ticket very early in the morning on Veterans Day on November 11, 2007 in the 11th minute of sales for the Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle. Chester sent a Happy New Year’s Day card to his family members that said that had one million reasons to watch the news after he learned he was the winner. read entire story
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