INDIANAPOLIS (July 2, 2013) - There is still time would-be millionaires can take advantage of the Hoosier Lottery Independence Day Millionaire Raffle's amazing odds and purchase their shot at the $1 million grand prize. Only 300,000 tickets were made available - and now time is running out! Tickets are only available until 11:59 p.m. July 4.
"These aren't just good odds. They aren't just great odds. They are the very best odds of winning a million dollars from the Hoosier Lottery," said Connie Laverty O'Conner, Hoosier Lottery CEO of Business Operations.
Independence Day Raffle tickets cost just $10, are terminal-generated like Powerball and Hoosier Lotto tickets, and can be purchased at any of the approximately 4,100 Hoosier Lottery retailers statewide simply by asking the sales associate for a raffle ticket.
Hoosiers may also want to be on the look-out for Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty as they are out-and-about the next few days. Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty will be making appearances and selling raffle tickets at random Lottery retailers and other high traffic locations around the state.
One retailer that has seen a lot of raffle sales is Silver Express on the west side of Indianapolis, a store which is consistently a top Hoosier Lottery retailer.
"I've been telling my customers it's the best odds. It's really good odds," said Noshey Mourkos, owner of Silver Express. "The great odds are what has been motivating players to buy."
In total, more than 2,400 players will turn red, white and blue into a stack of green this holiday weekend in the Hoosier Lottery's Independence Day Millionaire Raffle. The game also offers ten $10,000 prizes and 2,000 $100 prizes. Winning numbers will be available at hoosierlottery.com on July 5 around 12:00 noon.
The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly. Must be 18 or older to play. Gambling Addiction Referral Line: 800-994-8448.
ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY: Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana. Each fiscal year, the Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million to Police and Firefighters Pensions, and $30 million to the Teacher's Retirement Fund. The remainder of Lottery earnings are applied to reduce excise taxes by 50 percent for every Hoosier vehicle owner.