Paddy Power Millionaire Chase: All you need to know about the rescheduled £1m sweepstake

The weather forced us to take a pull on New Year's day ... but we plan to kick for home on January 30.

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Let’s be honest – 2021 started with a whimper rather than a bang for most of us with Paddy’s much-anticipated Millionaire Chase £1m giveaway at Cheltenham being postponed due to flooding on the track.

You can delay us Mother Nature, but nothing will stop us in giving away £/€1m to one lucky punter at the end of the month at Cheltenham Trials day on January 30th. Woof!

If you somehow missed it, we’ve been running qualifying races over the last few months leading up to the Millionaire Chase which has been rescheduled until Trials Day at Cheltenham on January 30th, 2021. All our plucky punters who opted in and backed the winner in a qualifying race are still locked in for the mega-money race on Jan 30th.

We’ve had three further entrants qualify through Paddy’s Rewards Club and our retail shops. Keep your eyes peeled for the rules and regulations regarding the final wildcard slots as we get towards race day.

All our lucky sweepstake spot owners have already been paid £/€10,000 just for making it this far – with a further £/€990,000 going to whoever draws the winning horse in the sweepstake for the Millionaire Chase after the final declarations on Jan 28th!

Keel Haul James Davies Paddy Power Handicap Chase Cheltenham November 13, 2015

In the hat so far are Carol from Co Cork who had a birthday to remember when backing the winner in the first qualifying race, Stimulating Song, way back on the 14th of November at Cheltenham. The next Paddy Punter to pocket £/€10,000 just for making it to the Millionaire Chase was Chris from Mohill who didn’t even know what he was opting in for when correctly picking First Flow to triumph at Ascot on November 21st. Some people have all the luck.

Sometimes luck evens itself out and that was the case for our third qualifier and Cloth Cap backer Geoff from Bootle who described his selection in our sweepstake as ‘karma’ following a recent break in at his house. Politolouge then got it done for Owen the farrier from Dublin in the fourth race.

Kim from London celebrated the end of a gruelling 12-hour shift with a surprise call from Paddy to tell her she was our lucky winner in the fifth qualifying race thanks to Song For Someone’s win at Cheltenham on December 12th. The final qualifying race winner was Garth from Godalming who picked Not So Sleepy to win at Ascot on December 19th because he looked the nicest horse. Everyone’s got their own method, I suppose.

We’ve had three further entrants qualify through Paddy’s Rewards Club, including Jillian from Edinburgh, a heroic care-home worker who admitted ‘winning 10k is a very welcome distraction!’ after a tough 12 months.

Keep your eyes peeled for the rules and regulations regarding the final wildcard slots and good luck!

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