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Pennsylvania Lottery launches new Fast Play Games

Feb 28, 2017, 12:46 pm

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MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Lottery today launched Fast Play, a new type of games offering players the chance to win prizes without scratching the ticket or waiting for a drawing.

"Fast Play launch is a milestone in the evolution of the Pennsylvania Lottery," said Executive Director Drew Svitko, noting that this is the Lottery's first entirely new game category introduced since scratch-off tickets premiered in 1975. The first draw game went on sale in March of 1972.

Fast Play games print on-demand from a Lottery sales terminal or self-service touch-screen vending terminal. Retailers may not print Fast Play games in advance; tickets must be generated at the time of purchase.

To see if they've won a prize, players can review the ticket, or scan it at a Lottery retailer or with the ticket checker feature on the Lottery's official mobile app.

"This new type of game has been popular in other states and we expect Pennsylvania Lottery players will enjoy it, as well," Svitko added.

The Fast Play games launched today are Piggy Bank Bucks ($1); Lots of $50s ($2); Hot Numbers ($5); and Keystone Cash ($5). Keystone Cash offers a progressive top prize that grows until it is won, then immediately resets to the minimum top prize and starts growing again.

Fast Play winners have up to one year from the ticket's date of purchase to claim prizes.

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I'll try it, new games usually stack winners in the first few days...an increase in winning tickets to lead players to believe it's

the best game. We have tons of instant ticket choices now. I wish they would have done a sum it up type add on. I wonder if 

the choices will change each month or if higher denominations will be added soon. Personally, I think they have too, too many

games going right now.

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                 I hope they get rid of this wild ball now....Yes Nod  like you said dr65   too many games going on...

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       Good Luck to all Pennsylvania lottery players! Cool

       "We are all in this together!" 

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        This is such a great step, I'm glad they have finally done it.

        I've been saying state lotteries need a game like this for years.  Some scratch games have gotten way off the rails with lengthy, complicated steps needed to see if you're a winner.  When the states added scanners (both in the store and now in mobile apps), players started scratching just the scan codes and checking if they had a winner.  I think the lotteries may have finally gotten the hint to the lotteries that nobody wants all that complication.  People don't want to spend 15 minutes scratching and then matching numbers just to figure out if they have a winner.

         

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          So this plays like a scratcher without the need t scratch and without the need for complicated distribution or shipping or game end schedules.

          It's great that it more or less eliminates tampering, as pinning for example isn't possible.

          The downside to this is that people can't buy a whole game book/roll as it's random.

          What I don't get though is HOW the winning combo is made. Instead of an RNG drawing numbers the terminal/server just randomly prints symbols and you hope to win?

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            Good luck to those who play!

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              So this plays like a scratcher without the need t scratch and without the need for complicated distribution or shipping or game end schedules.

              It's great that it more or less eliminates tampering, as pinning for example isn't possible.

              The downside to this is that people can't buy a whole game book/roll as it's random.

              What I don't get though is HOW the winning combo is made. Instead of an RNG drawing numbers the terminal/server just randomly prints symbols and you hope to win?

              I hit $50 on the $2 one today. It basically prints a scratch off ticket without anything to scratch off. It has the images and everything right from the terminal. I agree with DR that there are way too many current scratch offs in PA. they need to end some games and cut back to a handful of each denomination.


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                I hit $50 on the $2 one today. It basically prints a scratch off ticket without anything to scratch off. It has the images and everything right from the terminal. I agree with DR that there are way too many current scratch offs in PA. they need to end some games and cut back to a handful of each denomination.

                Congratulations on your win!

                I got the no-scratch scratch part, but my question is about the game mechanics. When a traditional scratcher is printed, there is some kind of win distribution that goes into the print for the current run. When the tickets are printed that's it. But with these print scratchers the terminal/server must decide at random which ticket gets the major prize while the print run itself is open ended (in theory).

                As for too many scratch tickets on offer, don't expect any changes. The lottery does not concern itself with such silly things as player satisfaction, only $$$. Players second. Or third.

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                               I hope they get rid of this wild ball now....Yes Nod  like you said dr65   too many games going on...

                  Hi Dee! NJ just added Wild Ball to our P3 & P4: They call it FireBall!

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                    I love the fast play games. almost every other ticket is a winner. even more than face value. I had these wins 2 @ $40 1 @ $100

                    and multiple $20 , 10 and $5 winners. I bought about 20 so far

                    Def a game I'll play every day.

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                      I love the fast play games. almost every other ticket is a winner. even more than face value. I had these wins 2 @ $40 1 @ $100

                      and multiple $20 , 10 and $5 winners. I bought about 20 so far

                      Def a game I'll play every day.

                      I like it too and would love if they add a $10 and $20 as well. Much better than instants. No worry about the chase factor either. I will certainly lead towards these for my fix.

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                        Hi Dee! NJ just added Wild Ball to our P3 & P4: They call it FireBall!

                           Hello .. Raven62..  good to see you...  well let me know how that FireBall goes in NJ... maybe you will be able to hit those trips now if you use the FireBall with you numbers..  G/L

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                          This is such a great step, I'm glad they have finally done it.

                          I've been saying state lotteries need a game like this for years.  Some scratch games have gotten way off the rails with lengthy, complicated steps needed to see if you're a winner.  When the states added scanners (both in the store and now in mobile apps), players started scratching just the scan codes and checking if they had a winner.  I think the lotteries may have finally gotten the hint to the lotteries that nobody wants all that complication.  People don't want to spend 15 minutes scratching and then matching numbers just to figure out if they have a winner.

                          I must be the odd one. I prefer the bingo type scratchers because of the play value and now that you can check with your phone in case you missed something, it's great.

                          I like to draw out the suspense if I won or not lol

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                            Smash   Hey now no waiting to lose your Money  Let me at it........