BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) – The Idaho Lottery’s ‘Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle’ sold out of its tickets for the ninth time in the game’s history last Friday.
The Idaho Lottery announced Tuesday it sold all of the games 250,000 tickets and will not be issuing anymore. The final 50,000 tickets were sold during the last week of sales.
“We would like to say thank you to all our players and retail partners for their participation since the Raffle went on sales, and especially during the past week,” said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director in a news release. “Someone right now is holding a ticket worth $1,000,000. All players holding an Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle ticket should sign the back and keep it in a safe place until the winning numbers are announced in early January.”
The winning numbers will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at 9:59 p.m. Mountain Time.
Players can check their tickets for winning numbers after the announcement 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.
In addition to the top prize of $1 million there are two $10,000 prizes, 500 prizes of $250, and 6,200 prizes of $25. This year’s Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle included an early bird prize of $10,000 won by Tyson Nelson of Coeur d’Alene. The game also featured ten, $1,000 prizes during the game for players who purchased one of the ten 25,000th tickets. Eight of these ten prizes have been claimed. The unclaimed tickets are 150,000 and 250,000. Ticket 150,000 is from Gooding County. Ticket 250,000 is from Canyon County.
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 Jan. 5, 2017 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.