The clock is ticking toward the largest second-chance prize in NCEL history: $3 million. Non-winning Holiday Millions tickets must be entered here in the Lucke-Zone by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 31 for a chance to win.
So far, more than 266,330 entries have been made. The odds of winning the $3 million prize depend on the number of eligible entries received before the deadline. The drawing will be held on Wednesday, April 3. The Holiday Millions second chance drawing winner will choose to receive the $3 million prize in annual installments of $150,000 over the next 20 years, or a one-time $1.8 million lump sum payment.
We are often asked how the notification and announcement of drawing winners works. In the case of the $3 million Holiday Millions prize, the lottery will attempt to reach the winner by telephone - making multiple calls if necessary. Remember that the NCEL will never ask for your bank information on the phone, and will always invite the winner to call us back here at headquarters so that he or she can confirm that the call is legit. If phone attempts are unsuccessful, the lottery would then send a certified letter.
Once the winner has been reached successfully, the winner page here in the Lucke-Zone will state that the winner has been notified. The announcement of the winner's name, however, could still be days away at that point. Why? Because the winner must first complete the claim process here at NCEL headquarters. We understand there will be significant interest in the result of the drawing, so we hope this info helps explain the timetable.
Best of luck, and remember to enter your non-winning Holiday Millions tickets before 11:59 p.m. on March 31.