Pa. Lottery players dig Treasure Hunt game
Treasure Hunt, Pennsylvania Lottery's terminal-based Pick 5 game, has exceeded sales expectations. The game, which went on sale May 8, was projected to bring in between $2.5 million and $3 million in its first quarter. Sales have surpassed $3 million.
Treasure Hunt is unique because it is animated online. Players get a grid numbered 1-30 and mark where they think the treasures are hidden. After the drawing at 1:35 p.m., the sand covered grid is shown online being cleared off, reveling five ...
Jun 20, 2007, 10:35 am - Lottery News forum
$6.9M lottery winner steps forward
After 76 suspenseful days, a winner has stepped forward to claim the record-breaking $6.9 million lottery prize for the Match 6 ticket sold at Giant Eagle supermarket in Ebensburg.
But there are few drum rolls to accompany the announcement, because the winner does not want publicity, so the state can only release a name: Jane Rowland of Hollidaysburg.
The winning Match 6 lotto ticket, which was sold March 23, was validated Thursday. It was the largest Match 6 lottery jackpot ever.
It wi ...
Jun 8, 2007, 8:53 am - Lottery News forum
PA Lottery's Millionaire Raffle returns on 7-7-07
Millionaire Raffle, the raffle-style game developed in 2005 by the Pennsylvania Lottery, will offer 7,777 cash prizes worth more than $6.4 million when the game is drawn at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 7 (7-7-07).
Seven has always been a popular number for lottery players, so we decided to celebrate July 7, 2007, with a raffle drawing, said Lottery Executive Director Ed Trees. The previous three raffle drawings sold out and we expect this raffle to be just as successful.
Tickets for the Ju ...
May 22, 2007, 9:29 pm - Lottery News forum
Broken ball prompts 2nd Penn. Lottery drawing, 2 sets of winners
Lottery players in Pennsylvania got a second chance to win after officials discovered a ball used in the MATCH 6 lotto drawing had broken into pieces.
A second off-air drawing was held Tuesday night and the state said it would pay off winning tickets for both sets of numbers.
No one won the $550,000 jackpot. But more than 200,000 winners in the two drawings will get anywhere from $2 to $2,500, according to the lottery's online statistics.
The first total payout was $366,805; the second ...
May 2, 2007, 8:08 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery declares 'foul' during evening Daily Number drawing
Pennsylvania Lottery officials declared a foul during the Thursday night Daily Number drawing. Thursday night's official winning Daily Number combination is 1-7-2.
The first numbered ball in the combination, 1, and the second ball, 7, were successfully drawn. The third numbered ball was drawn into the selection chamber but fell back into the mixing chamber when a drawing official prematurely closed the drawing chamber before the ball was fully into position. At that point, a foul was called ...
Apr 13, 2007, 8:02 am - Lottery News forum
Penn. woman sued by former friend over lottery win
Cathy Young said was stunned Tuesday to learn that a former friend claims that she refused to split a $100,000 Pennsylvania lottery jackpot with him.
She said she was helping William A. Lucas Jr. get back on his feet after serving a prison sentence and he's already depleted his share for new tow trucks for his brother's business.
All I did was feel sorry for him, said Young, who lives in North Union Township.
Lucas, 36, also of North Union, sued Young in Fayette County yesterday, c ...
Mar 22, 2007, 4:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Change in Penn. Lottery scratch tickets removes shortcut
A change in the format of Pennsylvania Lottery scratch-off tickets to prevent fraud means that some lottery players could be mistakenly tossing away winning tickets, retailers said.
Since January, instant tickets have been printed with a new kind of security coding for retailers to verify that a winning ticket is valid.
Previously, a row of letters and numbers at the top or bottom of a ticket indicated the prize won. For example, a row interspersed with (5) and (0) meant the ticket was a $ ...
Mar 12, 2007, 10:26 am - Lottery News forum
Woman stole lottery tickets to get better working hours
A convenience store worker allegedly stole at least $800 worth of Pennsylvania Lottery tickets and gave the winning ones to her boss in exchange for better working hours, police said.
Marcella Fletcher, 53, of Garfield Street, Nanticoke, faces charges of theft, tampering with records, and making false reports to law enforcement, police said.
According to police, Fahim Mirza, owner of the Uni-Mart on Market Street, told police on Jan. 15 that one of his former employees had been stealing fr ...
Feb 9, 2007, 9:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Penn. Lottery introduces new 'Mix & Match' game
The Pennsylvania Lottery will introduce a new lotto game next week, Mix Match, offering better odds than any of the state's other numbers games, more ways to win, and a cash jackpot that begins at $50,000.
Mix Match tickets go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 23, and the first drawing will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25. Mix Match drawings will be conducted every Monday and Thursday evening with The Daily Number, Big 4 and Cash 5 drawings.
Mix Match is a great new game with ...
Jan 19, 2007, 9:50 am - Lottery News forum
First Penn. Lottery Raffle $1 million prize claimed
A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, man has become the first to claim a $1 million top prize from the Pennsylvania Lottery's Dec. 30, 2006, Millionaire Raffle drawing.
John Maier of Churchville presented his winning raffle ticket at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County. After examining the ticket and executing other propriety security measures, Lottery officials today confirmed that it was one of the five top-prize winning tickets from the Dec. 30 Millionaire Raffle drawing.
The fi ...
Jan 10, 2007, 12:27 pm - Lottery News forum