Va. Lottery adds more tickets, prizes to New Year’s Millionaire Raffle
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Virginia Lottery is making changes to one of its most popular holiday games: Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle.
In past years, tickets were sold out well before the deadline. Now, the number of available tickets has increased from 330,000 to 500,000.
With additional tickets, comes extra prizes. These prizes will be in the mix:
- Four $1 million winning tickets
- Six $100,000 winning tickets
- 500 tickets that each win $500
Each ticket costs $20. The winning ticket numbers will be announced at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 1.
For more information and a running countdown of the number of tickets left, click here.
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Virginia Lottery is making changes to one of its most popular holiday games: Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle.
There’s still one top-prize winner out there! Is it you?
The Virginia Lottery’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle is a Virginia tradition. Each year, players are so excited for the annual drawing that tickets often sell out before New Year’s Eve. In 2019, the raffle broke records and sold out on December 21.
From November to December, loyal Lottery buffs and new players alike purchase raffle tickets with hopes of becoming Virginia’s first millionaires of the new year. Three lucky players win $1 million, and five lucky players win $100,000.
LaToya Gray-Rogers is a nurse in Portsmouth. One day, as her husband was heading out to the store, she called out, “Hey, buy me a ticket.” The ticket to which she was referring was for Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle. Luckily for Latoya, her husband came home with all the items on the grocery list including the raffle ticket that would be worth $1 million come Jan. 1, 2020.
In Chesapeake, Jason Spainhour was waiting in line at the drive-through when he decided to check the raffle ticket that he bought in December. It was then that he discovered that he had won one of three $1 million top prizes in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle.
LaToya Gray-Rogers (left) and Jason Spainhour (right) receive their checks from Virginia Lottery Deputy Director Frank Wagner
Joining the likes of Jason and Latoya are five second-prize winners, who each won $100,000. These tickets were purchased in Arlington, Fredericksburg, Midlothian, Narrows and Winchester. There also were 500 winners of $500. Not a bad way to kick off 2020 if you ask us!
Still out there is the final $1 million-winning ticket. Is it hiding in a sock drawer forgotten over the Holidays? Is it tucked away in a wallet somewhere? Could you be Virginia’s next millionaire? Find out by checking your numbers here! If you find that you have that winning ticket, don’t forget to protect your play, and sign it to confirm ownership. We can’t wait to meet Virginia’s next millionaire!
Here are the winners of Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle!