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Pennsylvania (PA) Lottery

On August 26, 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery was established through legislative act Title 91. Proceeds were initially targeted to provide property tax relief for the elderly in the Commonwealth.

The Pennsylvania Lottery premiered on March 7, 1972, with a 50-cent ticket featuring weekly drawings and a grand prize of $1 million. The new Lottery created four winners of a million dollars each in just six months. Even more impressive was the $57.7 million in net revenue realized by the end of the first fiscal year - $27.5 million more than the original $30 million projection.

Since its introduction, program benefits funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery have expanded to include rent rebates, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, and free and reduced-fare transit for older Pennsylvanians and reduced vehicle registration fees, programs administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The Pennsylvania Department of Aging administers a co-pay prescription drug program, the Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly (PACE), and allocates funding for Area Agencies on Aging services, as well. The Pennsylvania Lottery is the only state lottery that exclusively targets its proceeds to benefit older citizens.

Pennsylvania (PA) Lottery Winners

  • Arthur Carpenter, Pittsburgh ($73,333.50)
  • Arthur Dreger Jr., Drexel Hill ($242,500)
  • Barbara Blasi-Partykn, Scranton ($100,000)
  • Carol Vanfleet, Dalton ($100,002)
  • Catherine Ventre, Altoona ($214,307.00)

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Pennsylvania (PA) Lottery Games

  • Mix & Match
  • Luck for Life Lotto
  • Match 6 Lotto
  • Cash 5
  • Daily Number
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Powerball

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