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Will this be the year you win a million dollars just for going grocery shopping? Millions of shoppers across the country will begin trying their luck today, in the game that always seems to raise our hopes, before leaving us frustrated, annoyed and not a million dollars richer.

But this year, things just might be different – you might actually win. Not only is the grand prize easier to win than ever, but lucky players just like you have done it for the past two years in a row now.

Albertsons’ twelfth annual Monopoly Collect & Win game launches today at more than 2,000 stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, Pavilions, Vons, Randalls, Tom Thumb, ACME, Jewel-Osco, United Supermarkets, Shaw’s, Star Market and several other smaller, regional Albertsons-owned stores.

As in past years, from now through May 5th, you’ll earn a free game ticket each time you make a purchase, with the chance to earn additional tickets for buying promoted items. Each ticket represents a space on a Monopoly board, and if you collect all the tickets in any given group, you earn a prize, ranging from $5.00 to $1 million. Millions of tickets are also instant winners, offering everything from free products, to gift cards, to cash.

Most notably, one of those instant-win prizes is another million dollars. That means, for the first time in the game’s history, you can win the grand prize with a single ticket.

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And that makes the odds of winning better than ever, relatively speaking. Your chances of getting the one instant-win ticket worth a million dollars on a single try, is about 1 in 1.1 billion. That sounds pretty astronomical – and it is – but believe it or not, those are actually significantly better odds of winning the grand prize than ever before.

That’s because the odds of becoming an instant million-dollar winner are a whole lot better than winning Monopoly the traditional way. The chances that you’ll be able to collect the two standard game pieces needed to win a million dollars are more remote than ever before. This year, on each try, you have a 1 in 552,501,000 chance of finding the rare game piece needed to win the grand prize. Combined with the 1 in 5,000 chance of finding the corresponding “semi-rare” game piece needed to win, your odds of finding both pieces together on your first try are 1 in 2.76 trillion.

Kind of makes that 1 in 1.1 billion sound not so bad in comparison, huh?

Of course, no Monopoly fan is going to play just once, so your chances of winning improve each time you shop. In addition, savvy players have taken to comparing and trading tickets online. And there are many more prizes available than just the million dollars.

But there are actually fewer grand prizes this year than in the recent past. Last year, there were six $1 million prizes available – three in cash and three that were called “$1 million vacation homes” but were actually paid out in cash. This year, the “vacation homes” have been devalued to just $250,000 apiece, leaving you with just three chances to win the million – two in regular game play, and one with an instant-win ticket.

And yet, somehow, people really do win. For the past several years, there’s been a “second chance” drawing if no one wins the top prize before the game ends, so someone is guaranteed to get a million dollars. But last year, for the second year in a row and the third time in the game’s history, a player successfully collected the grand prize-winning tickets during regular game play. Kristen Andersen of South Burlington, Vermont claimed her million dollars at her local Shaw’s. A year earlier, an Albertsons shopper in Idaho Falls, Idaho won the top prize. And an El Paso, Texas woman won a million back in 2012.

So a one in a billion chance of winning doesn’t sound very promising. And a one in a couple of trillion chance sounds even worse. But three players have already beaten the odds. So maybe, just maybe, this year – you will, too.

67 Comments

  1. Joselyn Marquez says:

    Anyone have M656A? Willing to pay or go half on the prize.
    Email: [email protected]

  2. I have extra: A601A, B614G and F631C.
    Looking for J643B semi rare or rare codes.

  3. Looking for B611D ,P667D, 615E, N663C . Willing to pay

  4. Will share Need A601, A606
    Vaca Home B611D Bg14G
    5,000 grocery P667D

  5. I have the J646E piece for $40,000 vehicle of choice.

    Just need the J646B.

  6. I need the k649B

  7. I have c618B if anyone wants to go half

  8. claudia enriquez says:

    Anyone that has any of this ones please let me know and let me knw what you want for it or how much u want for it or also i can go halfs on prize with u im a women of my word so if yall help me out ill share with youu M656A, M659D, J643B, J646E, C618B, C615E, N663C, A601A, A606F

  9. claudia enriquez says:

    i need N663C, C618B, C615E
    let me knw how much yall want for it please ill pay for it or i have more tickets if yall need it

  10. Amanda Harris says:

    I am obsessed with this game. I have won countless free winner items like a 12 pack of sodas to using 175 points to get a $20 gift card. I am one away from most categories. I am missing the one rare game ticket for each section I need this A606F piece and I will win the Million dollars! I also need E652C, D623A, C618B and C615E, P667D, N663C,M656A,L653B, K649B, J643B and lastly B611D and B614G. I am so close to wining one of these categories. Wish me luck!

  11. Ready to share 50% of prize
    I need A601 and A606
    B611 and B614
    M656 and M659
    J643 and J646
    F630 and F631
    C615 and C618
    P667
    N663
    To complete these series….
    If you have anyone of these and
    If we complete any of these series together
    Am Ready to share the 50% of prize

    Also make me an offer if you need any of the tickets except listed above..

  12. Where do the actual tickets come from? Every time I go to Albertsons my receipt says I have earned so many monopoly tickets. I figured they would show up on my Albertsons app. I can find them there. I downloaded the monopoly app you’re supposed to do and it says to scan the monopoly tickets which I don’t have. Anyone have this issue?

  13. Got A601A, Make me an offer.

  14. Dylan Breckenridge says:

    So why when you enter a digital code amd it says it an employee code and cant be used on my account. Whats that all about?

  15. Delon Roberts says:

    I have an ” Instant Winner Two (2) Bonus Monopoly Game Tickets on Your next visit” ticket. Does this mean that I won for the markers attached to that ticket? Or does it mean that I won on the next two tickets that I received?

  16. My account online says I have all 7 pieces and won the million dollars. Yet I can’t find the 2 most rare pieces A601 and A606. What is going on

  17. I have B614G for anyone interested. Please contact at [email protected]

  18. Charles Myers says:

    I need A601A and A606F willing to share.
    Chuck, email me at [email protected]

  19. Elisabeth Hopchas says:

    I have game piece 659 I need 656 will sale or share prize 1-971-235-8880

  20. After opening some of the tickets So far I have 2 misprints.

  21. There are many websites listing the rare pieces list. I am just printing out a checklist of the rare ones and if I get one of those I will start pasting the rest like crazy.
    saw the list https://sweepstakesrush.com/safeway-monopoly-rare-pieces/

  22. I was on my 3rd ticket when I started getting duplicates and a few of the tickets i scanned had both pieces as duplicates. I know what you say about the odds but I played HUNDREDS of tickets last year and did not win ANY of the board prizes.

    • Exactly neither did I ????this year’s game pieces are short changing you instead of four on one your only getting two now! What a rip off!!

      • I know right ! I was so pissed off when I opened the first ticket I got this year wondering where the hell the other two pieces were!

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