November 03, 2008
DELAWARE RAFFLE COMMENCES COUNTDOWN TO CASH
$250,000 top prize guaranteed to help winner ring in the New Year
Dover, DE -- The Delaware Lottery today announced the return of
its popular year-end raffle game. Tickets for the Delaware RAFFLE, which
have sold out each of the past two years, will again be limited to 100,000
to give players excellent odds of winning the guaranteed $250,000 top
The $10 tickets go on sale today at more than 520 Delaware Lottery Retailers
around the state, and lottery officials expect players to flock to the
game once more.
"Delaware Lottery players have shown more enthusiasm for the holiday
RAFFLE than almost any other game we've debuted in recent years,"
said Wayne Lemons, Delaware Lottery Director. "That demand made it
a relatively easy decision to revive the game for a third time, but patrons
who procrastinate could miss out on the fun as the limited number of tickets
are sure to move quickly."
In addition to the $250,000 grand prize, five $25,000 and 250 $500 prizes
will also be awarded as part of the countdown to cash. This presents an
overall winning ratio of at least 1:391, which are the best odds offered
by the Delaware Lottery for prizes of this size. The Delaware RAFFLE promises
a definite single top prize winner selected from the sold tickets.
Winning numbers will be drawn New Year's Eve at the Delaware Lottery
headquarters in Dover, and all 256 winning numbers will be promptly posted
online. Players can visit www.delottery.com to check for winning numbers
or bring tickets to any official Delaware Lottery Retailer.
RAFFLE tickets are also expected to be popular holiday gift items along
with instant tickets, which have been great stocking-stuffers for many
years. "There aren't many inexpensive and fun presents out there
that offer a chance to win thousands of dollars or more," added Lemons.
The Delaware Lottery reminds players to immediately sign the back of
their tickets and keep them in a safe place until the drawing.
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed
more than $2.8 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed
state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a
variety of games: POWERBALL®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY
3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional
details are available at delottery.com, at licensed retailers, and from
the Lottery's office in Dover.
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