The Virginia Lottery called its New Year’s Millionaire Raffle “Virginia’s best odds to start 2023 as a millionaire.”
Hopefully, you got your ticket in time. Lottery officials tell PlayVirginia the last of 625,000 tickets were sold at 9:23 a.m. Thursday. The winning ticket numbers will be announced at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Altogether, five raffle tickets carry the $1 million top prize. Here’s a look at the odds:
- $1 million (5 available) — 1-in-125,000
- $100,000 (7) — 1-in-89,286
- $500 (1,000) — 1-in-625
Overall odds are 1-in-618 for the 2023 version of Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle.
Millionaire Raffle winners announced Jan. 1
Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle tickets have been on sale since Nov. 1. Lottery vending machines and lottery retailers offer the plays.
Watch for the promo code on the bottom of each raffle ticket, too. It can be used to get a one-time 50% off online Powerball purchase of between $10 and $100. The promo code only works one time per valottery.com account, however.
Millionaire Raffle odds vs. other Virginia Lottery games
Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle odds of 1-in-125,000 compare favorably to $1 million odds in the state’s other draw games:
- Powerball — 1-in-11,688,054 (to match five white balls but miss on the Powerball)
- Mega Millions — 1-in-12,607,306 (to match five white balls but miss on the Mega Ball)
- Bank a Million ($2 wager prize) — 1-in-3,838,380 (match six balls)
Scratchers with a $1 million top prizes
A few scratchers carry $1 million prizes to match the raffle amount. But — as with the lotto draws — odds were still better with the Millionaire Raffle. Remaining prizes are as of Dec. 28.
- Dominion Dollars — 1-in-1,060,800 (3 top prizes left)
- Instant Millionaire — 1-in-1,224,000 (1 top prize left)
- $1 Million Royale — 1-in-979,200 (2 top prizes left)
- $1,000,000 Platinum Jackpot — 1-in-1,632,000 (1 top prize left)
- (2021) 20X The Money — 1-in-1,754,400 (1 top prize left)
- (2022) 20X The Money — 1-in-1,958,400 (6 top prizes left)
- Double Cash Doubler — 1-in-1,162,800 (1 top prize left)
- Hit it Big! — 1-in-1,672,800 (1 top prize left)
- Power 10s — 1-in-1,672,800 (1 top prize left)