Rhode Island's First Million Dollar Raffle
The small state of Rhode Island will have an added dose of excitement this New Year's Eve as it hosts a drawing for its first million dollar raffle. The raffle's 120,000 tickets at $20 a piece are all sold out. The tickets were issued in sequence and there are also 10 drawings for $10,000, 100 chances to win $500 and 500 chances to win $100. The overall odds for winning one of the 611 prizes is 1 in 196. The drawing will take place at 10:59 p.m. in Twin River's Lighthouse Bar and will be aired live on television.
[via Providence Journal]