Pennsylvania Lottery to Award Two $50K Weekly Prizes for Eight Weeks

Weekly prize drawings form part of the Lottery’s lead up to the New Year’s Millionaire Raffle Drawing on January 8, 2022.
Pennsylvania Lottery to Award Two $50K Weekly Prizes for Eight Weeks
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November 13, 2021

As the New Year’s Millionaire Raffle approaches, the Pennsylvania Lottery has started selling tickets, which are also eligible for the eight weekly drawings that will see two players win $50,000 each week.

This will be the 16th year in a row that the Pennsylvania Lottery is throwing the special New Year’s Raffle, making four players into millionaires. Until then, players will have a chance to win $50,000 every week, with the same tickets still eligible for the main raffle as well.

The main raffle itself is scheduled for January 8, with more than $5,000,000 in prizes set to be given away. In total, 125,000 raffle tickets are up for sale, each with a price tag of $20, which could make you a millionaire in January.

In total, the raffle will give away four $1 million prizes, four $100,000 prizes, 100 prizes worth $1,000, and 5,892 prizes worth $100. If all the tickets are sold, each of them will give you a 1-in-83 chance to win a prize and a 1-in-125,000 chance to become a millionaire.

The winning tickets will be selected by the computer at random during the Millionaire Raffle and players will have a chance to scan their tickets and check if they won one of the prizes following the drawing, which will take place at 10 pm.

The Weekly $50,000 Prize Drawings

All tickets purchased for the Millionaire Raffle will be eligible for weekly drawings leading up to the main raffle, with two $50,000 prizes awarded in each drawing.

In order to participate in these weekly drawings, you will only need to purchase a ticket for the Millionaire Raffle, with no extra steps necessary. The drawings will take into account all tickets purchased that week, as follows:

Weekly Drawing Schedule

Weekly Drawings Purchased Between Winners Announced
Drawing 1 November 9 and November 15 November 22
Drawing 2 November 16 and November 22 November 30
Drawing 3 November 23 and November 29 December 6
Drawing 4 November 30 and December 6 December 13
Drawing 5 December 7 and December 13 December 20
Drawing 6 December 14 and December 20 December 27
Drawing 7 December 21 and December 27 January 3
Drawing 8 December 28 and January 3 January 8

The winning ticket numbers will be posted on the Pennsylvania Lottery website after each drawing. It is important to keep in mind that tickets that win the $50,000 prizes are still eligible for the main raffle as well and should be kept until the final Millionaire Raffle ends on January 8.

Lottery awards more than $192M in October

Pennsylvania Lottery awarded more than $192 million in October through its various scratch-off cards. Three top prizes worth $500,000 were won, along with a number of other highly valuable prizes and countless small payouts and free tickets.

The three $500,000 tickets were sold by Saylor’s Market in Cumberland County, Par Mar Food Store in Westmoreland County and the Penn Corner in Lebanon County. All three retailers were awarded $500 by the Lottery for selling the winning tickets.

On top of these, three $300,000 prizes, four $250,000 prizes, two $150,000 prizes, and eight $100,000 prizes were also won by Pennsylvania scratch-off players as part of the $192 million won last month.

The Lottery continues to sell its various scratch-off cards with prizes ranging from free tickets to $3,000,000 in cash and giving players a chance to participate in games without having to wait for the weekly drawings.

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