Pennsylvania Lottery Games
By law, the Pennsylvania Lottery is operated by the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania. At least 40 per cent of Lottery proceeds are required to
be paid as prizes with another 27 percent towards funding programs.
As illustrated below, the Pennsylvania Lottery currently pays 62 cents
of every dollar to prizes, 29 cents to benefit programs, 7 cents to
retailer and vendor commissions and 2 cents for operating expenses.
The Pennsylvania Lottery is the only US lottery that targets all of its
proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Some of these
programs include hot meals, prescription assistance, transportation,
property tax/rent rebates and long-term living services.
Instant games are lottery tickets where you could win a cash prize
right away! Instant games vary in price and prize level but each one
gives you a chance for an instant win. Read the rules on the ticket and
then use a coin to scratch off the surface and see if you’ve won.
To check your tickets, simply locate the portion of the ticket labeled
“SCRATCH TO CASH” and scratch to reveal a barcode. Then scan the
barcode at the ticket checker available at your local PA Lottery retailer.
If your ticket is a winner, sign the ticket immediately.
It’s that easy... Just scratch, scan and sign your instant tickets. The
retailer may pay valid lottery prizes up to and including $2,500.
Instant-only retailers are limited to $600 payout.
Winners of more than $600 must file a PA Lottery claim form available
at any retailer or Pennsylvania Lottery Office.
PA Lottery Games Mid-Day Drawings
At approximately 1:10 p.m. daily, the PA Lottery games mid-day
drawing process begins. A Random Number Generator (RNG),
consisting of secure computerized systems, selects at random the
numbers for the mid-day drawings for The Daily Number, Big 4,
Quinto and Treasure Hunt.
The selected number combinations then are placed in animation –
computerized renderings produced by an Animated Digital Draw
System – so that you can see them on the PA Lottery website.
PA Lottery Games Evening Drawings
The Daily Number, Big 4, Quinto and Cash 5 evening drawings happen
every day during the PA Lottery games nightly show at 6:59 p.m.
Match 6 Lotto drawing days are Monday and Thursday during the
PA Lottery games drawing show at 6:59 p.m.
Mega Millions drawing days are Tuesday and Friday, and the cut-off time
for purchase of a Mega Millions ticket is 9:59 p.m. on those days.
Powerball drawing days are Wednesday and Saturday, and the cut-off
time for purchase of tickets is 9:59 p.m. on those days.
Millionaire Raffle is the PA Lottery game that offers you the Lottery's
very best odds of winning $1 million! The Pennsylvania Lottery offers
this game only twice each year with drawings held in January and July.
Only a limited number of Millionaire Raffle tickets are available for sale!
How To Claim Prizes
After winning the lottery the first step is completing the back of your
ticket, including your name, address, phone number and signature.
Remember, each lottery ticket is a bearer document, meaning it is
legally owned by whomever possesses it, at least until it is signed.
Lottery winners of jackpot prizes, annuity prizes and other prizes of
$100,000 or more should check out the Pennsylvania Lottery’s
Winners’ Handbook for helpful hints about claiming their prizes.
Lottery Results & Past Winning Numbers
PA Lottery results and past winning lottery numbers for all of the PA
Lottery games are available on the Pennsylvania Lottery website. Just
select the PA Lottery game from the drop-down menu and year, then
click the Search button to view a list of all winning numbers for the
PA Lottery game and year you selected.
CLICK HERE to check PA Lottery results & past winning numbers.
Where To Buy PA Lottery Tickets
The Pennsylvania Lottery has licensed retailers all around the State of
Pennsylvania. It’s easy to find a place to play PA Lottery games with
the "Find a PA Lottery Retailer" search engine. Just enter one of three
fields (City, County or Zip Code) and click search to find a retailer.
Then, select a retailer from your search results, and get a full address,
directions and a map so you’ll know right where to buy Pennsylvania
Lottery tickets and play your favorite PA Lottery games!
CLICK HERE to find the licensed PA Lottery retailer nearest to you.
Pennsylvania Lottery VIP Players Club
The VIP Players Club is free and members get the following perks:
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• Second Chances where you can enter select non-winning instant
tickets or qualified terminal-based tickets for a chance to win,
• Winning announcements via email and/or text messages*,
• My VIP Players Club - a place to create a personalized profile and
keep track of favorite Lottery numbers, family and friends’ birthdays
and other special events,
• The VIP Press - a quarterly eNewsletter with all the latest
Pennsylvania Lottery news.
*PA Lottery text messages are free. However, standard text
messages and data rates from your carrier may apply.
Subscription does not require you to play PA Lottery games.
Must Be 18 Years or Older to Play. Please Play Responsibly.
Compulsive Gambling Hotline: 1-800-848-1880.
CLICK HERE to join the Pennsylvania Lottery VIP Players Club.
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