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The Pennsylvania Lottery
E-mail Address:
Phone: (717) 702-8000
Fax: (717) 702-8024
Population: 12,604,767
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Executive Director : Silvan Lutkewitte III
Year Lottery Founded: March 1972
Sales FY 2010:
Sales FY 2011:
Sales FY 2012:
Sales FY 2013:
Sales FY 2014:
$3,065 million
$3,207 million
$3,480 million
$3,799 million
$3,819 million
Sales Per Capita: $248
Number of Employees: 230
On-line Vendor: Scientific Games
January 1, 2009 5 year Contract.
Retailers: 8,034
Player Activated Terminals (IGPATs): Interlott Technologies, Inc.
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
Advertising: Marc USA April 2012 April 2013
ITVMs On-Point
Games Offered: Instant Games, Daily Number, Big 4, Quinto, Treasure Hunt, Cash 5, Mix N Match, Mega Millions, Powerball, MillionAir Raffle,
Proceeds: Older Pennsylvanians: Property Tax/Rent Rebate, Pharmaceutical Assistance, mass transit fares.

Lottery Financials

PA Lottery Annual Report 2014-2015

PA Lottery Annual Report 2013-2014



The Pennsylvania Lottery was established by the legislature in August 1971. Ticket sales began March 7, 1972, with a 50-cent passive game featuring weekly drawings and a $1 million grand prize. By the end of the first fiscal year, the Lottery’s $57.7 million in revenues were nearly double the original projection.
The first instant game was introduced in May 1975. Nearly two years later, a numbers game makes its debut when the 3-digit The Daily Number went on sale in March 1977. Big 4 joined the lineup in November 1980. The weekly passive games ended in April 1982, when the Lottery introduced Pennsylvania Lotto.
Currently, the Pennsylvania Lottery offers a number of draw games, including Powerball, Mega Millions, Match 6, Cash 5, Treasure Hunt, Daily Number, Big 4 and Quinto.
No stranger to innovation, the Lottery had great success with Super 7, the first game of its type in the country when introduced in 1986. Originally, players matched seven of 11 numbers to win the jackpot, which reached $115.5 million in 1989, still a state record for a Pennsylvania-only game. The Lottery was also first with a modern-day raffle game, which many lotteries have used with great success. Millionaire Raffle tickets sold out in less than two weeks for the first run in 2005.
The Pennsylvania Lottery was created to generate funds to benefit programs for the Commonwealth’s older residents, and remains the only lottery in the country exclusively benefitting seniors.
Initially, Lottery proceeds provided property tax relief for Pennsylvania seniors. Over the years the Lottery-funded programs have grown to include rent rebates, free and reduced-fare transit, the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET, longterm living services, and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including more than 600 full- and part-time senior centers across Pennsylvania.


News Archive for CY2016
November 3, 2016 Pennsylvania Lottery Mobile App Now Checks All Tickets
October 31, 2016 Pennsylvania Lottery’s Beloved ‘Snowfall’ Commercial Returns for 25th Season
October 27, 2016 Pennsylvania Lottery Has Issued a Notice of Forthcoming Procurement (NFP) for a Solicitation that will be titled Lottery Consultant – Instant and Online RFP Services
October 25, 2016 New Holiday Instant Games on Sale, Lottery Promotes Responsible Gift Giving and Play
September 13, 2016 New Pennsylvania Lottery Wild Ball Offers More Chances to Win on PICK Games
August 19, 2016 Pennsylvania is Likely to Have a Senate Vote on a Gaming Bill in the Fall
August 16, 2016 For First Time, Lottery Winners Must Pay State Income Tax
August 6, 2016 Provisions of ‘Act 39’ Enable Lottery to Install Self-Service Ticket Machines in the State's Liquor Stores
July 26, 2016 Pennsylvania Lottery Reports Record Sales, Prizes and Benefits Funding
July 25, 2016 New Gambling Tax to Begin Next Week
July 20, 2016 Pennsylvania Lawmakers Subject Lottery Winnings to State Income Tax
June 28, 2016 Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Passes Full House Vote
April 3, 2016 Bill Would Transfer Responsibility for Small Games of Chance to State Gaming Control Board
March 15, 2016 House Gaming Oversight Committee Votes for Pennsylvania to Take Income Tax Out of Lottery Winnings
March 2, 2016 PA Lottery App Now Allows Players to Scan Instant Tickets to Check for Winners
February 11, 2016 Lottery Testing Credit-Card Sales

News Archive for CY2015
November 19, 2015 The Return of Gus, the State's Second Most-Famous Groundhog, is Controversal
October 2, 2015 Pennsylvania Lottery Seeks Drawing Show Witnesses
September 17, 2015 New Ghostbusters & Spooky Loot Instant Games Offer Big Cash Prizes, Second Chances to Win
September 10, 2015 Triple Nines Drawn in Pick 3 Evening Game
August 27, 2015 Millionaire Raffle Goes Quarterly, Next Drawing October 31
August 18, 2015 Pennsylvania Lottery Launches Steelers Instant Game
August 18, 2015 Pennsylvania Lottery's Eagles Instant Game Takes Flight
August 4, 2015 PA Gaming Control Board Reports July Slot Machine Revenue
July 24, 2015 Pennsylvania Lottery Reports Record Sales, Over $1 to Billion to Benefit Older Pennsylvanians in Fiscal Year 2014-15
July 11, 2015 Millionaire Raffle Awards Over $5 Million in Total Prizes, Creates Four New Millionaires
June 15, 2015 Pennsylvania State Lottery Seeks Deputy Executive Director for Marketing and Product Development
June 11, 2015 Millionaire Raffle Drawing Only One Month Away
June 10, 2015 Pennsylvania Lottery Extends The Wizard of Oz™ Second-Chance Game, Offers Extra $50,000 Prize
May 5, 2015 Pa. Lottery opens ‘Cash For A Year’ Second-Chance Drawing for Cash4Life
May 4, 2015 Millionaire Raffle Sales Start May 5, Drawing July 11
April 29, 2015) Latest Pennsylvania Lottery Winning Numbers Now Available By Phone
April 6, 2015 Pennsylvania Prepares For Lottery Sales at The Pump
April 6, 2015 Pennsylvania lottery to launch Cash4LifeT terminal-based game on April 7
February 24, 2015 Audit Declares Ticket Sales are not impacted by Addition of Casino Slots
February 11, 2015 Pennsylvania Lottery Director Silvan Lutkewitte Dismissed by Governor

News Archive for CY2014
November 19, 2014 Entry Deadline for First MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB TV Game Show Drawing is Nov. 25
October 20, 2014 Bill to Allow Lottery Greater Flexibility in Setting Player Odds and prizes, Thus Increasing Sales
October 13, 2014 Pennsylvania Lottery Officials Look to Proposed Bill to Help Them Grow Sales by Offering Players Better Odds of Winning
October 8, 2014 Pennsylvania Lottery Website Voted Best in U.S. by Industry Peers
Sept 3, 2014 Pennsylvania Lottery Launches Cash 5 Cash Vault Second-Chance Drawing
August 21, 2014 Improved Scratching Tool for Instant Lottery Tickets
July 22, 2014 PA Lottery Closes Fiscal Year with $3.8 Billion in Sales, Nets More than $1 Billion to Benefit Older Pennsylvanians
June 26, 2014 Pennsylvania Lottery's Millionaire Raffle 'Tickets Remaining' Counter Now Online
June 16, 2014 Half of Millionaire Raffle Tickets Already Sold for July 5
May 1, 2014 Pennsylvania Lottery Thanks Players, Marks May as Older Pennsylvanians Month
May 1, 2014 PA Lottery Thanks Players, Marks May as Older Pennsylvanians Month
April 30, 2014 Pennsylvania Lottery Set to Maximise Profits for Seniors after Changes
February 5, 2014 Pennsylvania Lottery Looks to Introduce Keno
February 3, 2014 Lottery Director to Head a Team of Dedicated, Hardworking and Knowledgeable Employees
January 30, 2014 Pennsylvania Lottery’s Newest Scratch-Off Costs $30
January 12, 2014 Pennsylvania Lottery Appoints New Director
January 3, 2014 Privatization is Down but not Out
December 30, 2013 Governor Corbett Announce Pennsylvania Will Not Extend Lottery Private Management Agreement Bid

News Archive for CY2013
December 9, 2013 Senate Considers Vote on Lottery Private Management
December 4, 2013 Negotiations on Outsourcing of Pennsylvania Lottery's Management Take a Positive Turn
November 19, 2013 Legislation Requires Lottery Players to Cover Tax Debts Prior to Receiving Prize
November 19, 2013 Lottery will have to Adjust to Remain Competitive
November 7, 2013 Todd Rucci Steps Down from Pennsylvania Lottery to Accept Position in Private Sector
November 7, 2013 Questioning Over Administrations Legal Bill Continue
October 28, 2013 If Privatization is Not the Solution then what are the Alternatives?
October 28, 2013 Auditor General orders Review of Payments to Private Vendors
October 28, 2013 Price on Privatization May be Weighing it Down
October 21, 2013 Instant Ticket Game for the Benefit of Veteran’s
September 13, 2013 Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto Jackpot Rolls to $5.8 Million for Sept. 16 Drawing
August 28, 2013 Deadline Nears for Decision on Pennsylvania Lottery
August 26, 2013 Pennsylvania Lottery – Perfectionists at Scratch
July 27, 2013 Pennsylvania Lottery Bid Extended Again
July 23, 2013 Lottery Outsourcing Opponents warn Government to Note Shortfalls in Illinois Lottery Management
July 19, 2013 Camelot Global Services Suggests it can Increase the Pennsylvania Lottery Returns
July 18, 2013 Appointments to Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
July 18, 2013 Pennsylvania Lottery Finishes Fiscal Year with Record Transfers to Lottery Fund
July 5, 2013 Pennsylvania Lottery Bid Deadline Extended to July 31
July 5, 2013 Pennsylvania Lottery’s July 6, Millionaire Raffle Game is Sold Out
June 30, 2013 Expiration Date on Lottery Bid Extended by One Week
June 28, 2013 Lawmakers Urged to Reject Push for Legislative Approval of Outsourcing
June 28, 2013 Billboards Keep Tab on Millionaire Raffle Ticket Availability
June 26, 2013 House to Consider Move Allowing Lottery Contract
June 18, 2013 Millionaire Raffle Tickets Selling Fast; Fewer than 250,000 Remain
June 11, 2013 PA Lottery Millionaire Raffle Drawing Less than One Month Away
May 22, 2013 Triple Sevens Drawn May 21 in The Pennsylvania Lottery's Daily Number Evening Game
May 21, 2013 Privatization of Lottery is Still Full Steam Ahead
May 20, 2013 Will Keno Join the Lottery’s Line up of Games without Legislative Approval
May 16, 2013 Table Game Figures Up for April
May 8, 2013 Senator Applauds Contribution from Lottery
May 8, 2013 Consultant Fees in Privatization Deal put Under the Spotlight
May 2, 2013 Attorney General Places Conditions on Privatization of State Lottery
May 1, 2013 Lottery Thanks Players for Contribution to the Lives of Older Pennsylvanians
April 26, 2013) Pennsylvania Lottery Millionaire Raffle Returns for July 6, Drawing
April 23, 2013 Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Introduced
April 16, 2013 Gaming Control Board Raises Concerns with Lottery Privatization Contract
April 8, 2013 Lawmaker Calls For New Controls on Lottery Operator
April 3, 2013 Senator Calls for End to Lottery Privatization Plan
April 2, 2013 Lottery Tab for Privatization Consultants Increases to Near $3 Million
March 27, 2013 Bill Introduced to Protect Lottery from Political and Financial Influence
March 17, 2013 Keno Component of Lottery Privatization Bill Raised as Greatest Concern by Critics
March 15, 2013 Pennsylvania Lottery Privatization Deal Revised to Meet Attorney General Concerns
March 15, 2013 Triple Zeros Drawn March 15 in the Daily Number Midday Game
March 14, 2013 Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Levies $157,000 in Fines
March 14, 2013 AFSCME 13 Urges Corbett Administration to Drop Lottery Management Outsourcing
March 12, 2013 Public Hearing Will Address Amendments to the Bill on Small Games of Chance
March 12, 2013 Governor Expected To Resubmit (Revised) Pennsylvania Lottery Deal
February 27, 2013 Public Reception of Lottery Privatization May Improve if Earnings of Buyer Benefited a State Pension System
February 26, 2013 Lottery Consultants Fees for Failed Privatization Plan Could be as Much as $1.2 million
February 22, 2013 Camelot Agrees to Extend Bid for Lottery Contract to March 18
February 21, 3013 Attorney General Expressed Hope that Lottery Privatization Contract Will Not be Challenged in Court
February 19, 2013 AFSME: Lottery Bid Should Be Dropped
February 19, 2013 Department of Revenue Returns Camelot's Bid Deposit
February 20, 2013 Expanding Lottery Favoured Before Privatization of Management
February 15, 2013 UFCW President Urges Governor and Lawmakers to Focus on Strengthening State Assets
February 15, 2013 PA Lottery Employees Guarded in Their Optimism
February 14, 2013 Representatives Pass Legislation on Small Games of Chance
February 14, 2013 Attorney General Rejects Lottery Contract
February 12, 2013 Attorney General Defends Contract Process, Politics and Finance are Not the Focus
February 12, 2013 Attorney General Under Pressure to Sign Lottery Contract
February 9, 2013 The Future of Lottery Marketing Campaign Character May be Short
February 9, 2013 Attorney General Given More Time to Review Pennsylvania Lottery Contract
February 7, 2013 Voters Strongly Oppose Plan to Privatize the Pennsylvania Lottery: Poll
February 4, 2013 Small Games of Chance Bill Reaches Senate Floor
February 4, 2013 Union Adds New Arguments in Its Lottery Privatization Lawsuit
February 1, 2013 Calls for Workplace Betting Rules to be Relaxed
January 30, 2013 50-50 Raffles Are Now Legal After Overhaul of ‘Games-of-Chance’ Law
January 30, 2013 Senate Leader Threatens Legislative Move to Stop Internet-Based PA Lottery Games
January 28, 2013 Plans For A National Game Gain Momentum
January 28, 2013 Pennsylvania Treasurer Uneasy Over Deal with Lottery Bidder, Could Withhold Payment
January 23, 2013 Governor's Spin Doctors Fail to Impress Some Lawmakers at House Hearing
January 22, 2013 PA. Lawmakers Want Online Gambling to be Off-Limits to Pennsylvania Lottery
January 21, 2013 Amendments in the Pipeline to Address Concerns with Small Games of Chance Act
January 21, 2013 Proposed Bill Would Ban Lottery Operator from Making Campaign Contributions
January 21, 2013 Camelot Keen to Bring Keno to Pennsylvania
January 21, 2013 Retailers Should View Privatization of Lottery as Opening-Up a Potentially Greater Market
January 21, 2013 House Committee to Examine Lottery Privatization This Week
January 18, 2013 Revenue Secretary Tells Lottery Employees Government is "Much Closer to Providing the Answers" Regarding Their Future
January 17, 2013 Pennsylvania Lottery Privatization Deal Signed, Sent to Attorney General for Review
January 16, 2013 Bidder Calls Pennsylvania Lottery Contract Process Unfair
January 15, 2013 Introduction of Keno Games to Be Phased In
January 15, 2013 Camelot Vows to Take Pennsylvania Lottery From 'Good To Great'
January 14, 2013 Lawmakers, Midstaters and Union React to Lottery Privatization
January 11, 2013 State Reportedly Selects Camelot to Run the PA Lottery, Democrats Appalled by Decision
January  8, 2013 Pennsylvania Lottery on Track for More Record Profits
January  8, 2013 Treasurer Disputes Legality of Lottery Expansion
January  8, 2013 Union Release Details of Counterproposal to Camelot's Lottery Bid
January 8, 2013 State Delays New Reporting Requirements for Small Games Of Chance
January 8, 2013 Pennsylvania Lottery on Track to Beat Last Year's Record Profits
January 8, 2013 State Ethics Law Could Prevent Camelot Hiring Existing Lottery Employees
January 8, 2013 Union Expected to Offer Counter Proposal to Run Pennsylvania Lottery
January 4, 2013 Pennsylvania Lottery to Launch New Instant Game Honouring Farm Show
January 4, 2013 Report Finds Seniors and Taxpayers Benefit in Improved Lottery System


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