BOISE, Idaho – Tonight is the night that thousands of Idaho Lottery players have anticipated for over two months as the winning numbers are announced for the 2013 edition of the Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle. After sixty-three days and all 250,000 tickets sold, the Idaho Lottery will announce the winning numbers at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time (5:00 p.m. Pacific) and make someone the Idaho Lottery’s 47th millionaire.
“There is a lot of excitement across the Gem State right now since someone is holding a ticket worth $1,000,000. Each year, this is the most popular game we offer in Idaho and tonight, we will find out who our lucky winners are,” said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. “We strongly encourage all our players to sign the back of their raffle tickets prior to tonight’s draw. These tickets are bearer instruments and we want to ensure each player protects their prize.”
In addition to the guaranteed top prize, the 2013 version of the Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle offered more than 4,450 other prizes. At 6:00 p.m. tonight, the Idaho Lottery will also release all the winning numbers for the non-jackpot prize amounts that include four $10,000 prizes, fifty $1,000 prizes, one thousand $100 prizes, one thousand $50 prizes, and twenty-four hundred $25 prizes in this year’s game.
“The $1,000,000 prize, the four $10,000 prizes, and the fifty $1,000 prizes must be claimed at Lottery offices in Boise,” added Anderson.
The Idaho Lottery will post the winning numbers to their website (idaholottery.com) and release the winning numbers for the $1,000,000 prize and the four $10,000 prizes via Facebook (facebook.com/idaholottery) and Twitter (@idaholottery).
For all prizes, players can check their tickets for winners at idaholottery.com, by calling the Idaho Lottery Winning Numbers Hotline (208-334-4656), or by visiting an Idaho Lottery retail location.
When visiting the Idaho Lottery’s website (idaholottery.com), players can click on the “Raffle Results” banner from the home page. The winning number for the $1,000,000 prize will be posted on the Raffle Results main page. Players will have two options for checking their tickets on the website for all the prizes. There is a check-a-ticket function where players enter their raffle ticket number to see if it has won a prize. Also, all 4,455 winning numbers will be listed sequentially by prize category and available for download in .pdf format.
Players can also check their tickets and validate their $100, $50 and $25 prizes at any Idaho Lottery retail location beginning Thursday night after 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time.
This year’s Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle game began sales on October 31, 2013 and sold out on December 31, 2013. About 25% of the entire game sold in the final nine days of sales. With the game being a sell-out, theIdaho $1,000,000 Raffle generated $750,000 in dividend revenue to benefit Idaho public schools and the permanent building fund.