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Popular St. Patrick’s Day RaffleSM


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St. Patrick’s Day RaffleSM Tickets on Sale Sunday


January 21, 2011 - Salem, Ore. - With the best of odds of winning $1 million, the Oregon Lottery®’s St. Patrick’s Day RaffleSM returns! The latest St. Patrick’s Day Raffle sales begin Sunday, January 23 at 5 AM with a cost of $10 per ticket.

The new St. Patrick’s Day Raffle offers a $1 million top prize and a total of 250,000 tickets. “Our Raffle games have become very popular since we introduced the first one in 2009,” said Oregon Lottery Interim Director Larry Niswender. “The first St. Patrick’s Day Raffle in 2009 sold out in 12 days and last year’s game sold all its tickets in just 10 days.”

In addition to the one $1 million top prize, the St. Patrick’s Day Raffle game also offers these prizes:

  • 10 prizes of $20,000
  • 1,000 prizes of $100

The winning St. Patrick’s Day Raffle numbers will be announced on St. Patrick’s Day - Thursday, March 17, 2011.

This marks the third St. Patrick’s Day Raffle the Lottery has offered and the sixth Raffle overall. The previous two St. Patrick’s Day Raffles have proven to be very popular with all 250,000 tickets for each game selling out quickly. In 2009, all tickets were sold in 12 days and the 2010 game sold out in just 10 days.

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