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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 CY2017
March 9, 2017 New Fast Play Games Award Over $5.1 Million in Prizes
March 7, 2017 Pennsylvania Lottery Observes 45th Anniversary of First Ticket Sales
February 28, 2017 PA Lottery Launch New Fast Play Games

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


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