Millionaire Raffle tickets expected to sell out tonight

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Tomorrow on New Year's Day -- three people will become millionaires instantly thanks to the Virginia Lottery.

The New Year's Millionaire Raffle is back -- but it's been changed a little.

Since 50,000 tickets went unsold last year, there are fewer tickets this year -- and one less chance to win.

"Virginia players really love the raffle, in fact, our ticket sales today are much better already than anticipated so we're pretty certain we're going to have a sellout and we're going to have it on New Year's Eve, probably fairly early in the day," said Paula Otto, director of the Virginia Lottery.

About 150,000 tickets are still available. You can get a ticket at any lottery retailer and they cost $20 each. The drawing will be new year's day.

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