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Court finds that skill games are legal in Pennsylvania
State casinos and lottery to co-exist with skill game machines By Kate Northrop The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court found that unregulated skill games are legal in Pennsylvania, much to the disappointment of online and retail casinos. Unregulated skill games are now considered legal in Pennsylvania after a court order from the Commonwealth Court clarified their stance on whether skill games are considered games of chance or skill. The legality of skill games, as well as what exac
Dec 8, 2023, 7:22 am - Lottery News

Pennsylvania man diagnosed with cancer can take dream trip to Alaska thanks to $3M lottery win
Dream turns into reality By Kate Northrop A Pennsylvania couple that has experienced a myriad of hardships can now afford to take a dream trip to Alaska after winning $3 million in the lottery. A Pennsylvania woman is looking forward to fulfilling her husband's dream of visiting Alaska after she won a $3 million top prize from a scratch-off ticket. On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Lottery presented a commemorative check to the woman who won a $3 million top prize in the $30 $3 Milli
Nov 6, 2023, 12:03 pm - Lottery News

Lottery Post's guide to 2023 holiday raffles across the USA
U.S. states to host annual holiday raffles this year Montana Millionaire raffle tickets sell out in five hours By Kate Northrop Within a mere five hours of sales for Montana's Millionaire raffle going live, all 380,000 tickets were sold out. This year marked an unheard-of demand for the Montana Millionaire raffle, even more so than the unprecedented response that Montana Lottery officials saw to their statewide raffle last year. For reference, tickets sold out in 29 hours after g
Nov 2, 2023, 7:16 pm - Lottery News

Bill to allow Pennsylvania lottery players to claim anonymously passes unanimously in Senate
Senator warns current laws can lead to having a target on your back By Kate Northrop A bill that would allow some lottery winners in Pennsylvania to claim prizes anonymously passed unanimously in the Senate. On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Senate approved a bill that would allow lottery winners of prizes $100,000 and above to remain anonymous. Senator Lisa Baker, the bill's sponsor, said Senate Bill 373 will provide protection for players' winnings, families, and identities. Th
Sep 21, 2023, 5:58 pm - Lottery News

Pennsylvania single mother awarded $1 million scratch-off lottery prize
By Kate Northrop The Pennsylvania Lottery awarded a single mother a commemorative check for $1 million last week after she won the top prize from a scratch-off game. Diane Babbin, of Westmoreland County, won a top prize worth $1 million from an instant game and was treated to a commemorative ceremony by the Pennsylvania Lottery at the retailer she bought the winning ticket from. On Fri., April 28, 2023, Babbin's son was sick with a fever. She asked her mother to go to the grocery sto
May 31, 2023, 8:18 am - Lottery News

Pennsylvania skill games company to face off against casinos in PA Supreme Court
Legal battle over regulation of skill games goes to highest state court By Kate Northrop Six Pennsylvania casinos and a skill game manufacturer are taking their case to PA Supreme Court. For years, skill game manufacturer Pace-O-Matic (POM) has operated in Pennsylvania while simultaneously defending its ability to operate legally in the state. POM will face off against six Pennsylvania-based casinos in POM of Pennsylvania v. Department of Revenue, in which the highest court in th
Apr 4, 2023, 2:44 pm - Lottery News

One lottery ticket in Pennsylvania wins $206.9 million Powerball jackpot
Updated with retailer that sold the winning ticket By Kate Northrop A single ticket sold in Pennsylvania matched all six numbers in the Powerball lottery drawing Wednesday night, lottery officials announced today. Someone in Pennsylvania is holding a ticket worth $206.9 million. The winner will have the option to take the cash payment of $122.4 million instead of the annuity. The winning ticket was sold at Sheetz located at 205 North Center Avenue in New Stanton. The retailer wil
Aug 4, 2022, 1:06 pm - Lottery News

$50 scratch-off lottery trend takes off in multiple states
Is your state the latest to add a $50 scratch-off? By Kate Northrop Lottery players are seeing the dawn of a new era in the lottery industry where $50 scratch-off tickets are now becoming the most expensive games one can reach for at a lottery retailer. More of the most expensive scratch-off tickets yet are making their way to retailer shelves across multiple states, and players will have to shell out some serious cash for these. Among the jurisdictions who recently announced t
Feb 16, 2022, 8:20 pm - Lottery News

Pennsylvania Lottery awards its largest online prize ever
One online player wins $4 million in Mega Millions drawing this week By Kate Northrop The Pennsylvania Lottery announced today that it awarded its largest online prize ever to a player residing in Luzerne County. One lucky player is celebrating behind a screen after scooping up the Lottery's largest online payout at $4 million. The prize-winning ticket bought for the Mega Millions drawing on Tues., Jan. 18 matched all five white balls drawn, 4, 19, 39, 42, and 52, but missed th
Jan 19, 2022, 12:31 pm - Lottery News

Pennsylvania man wins his fourth lottery jackpot
Prolific player's luck is going strong, offers advice for jackpot-chasers like him By Kate Northrop A lottery enthusiast from Pennsylvania is raking in his fourth jackpot win since 1999, and he has some advice for others chasing millions. Mike Lucky Luciano won a $1 million top prize on a $20 Pennsylvania Lottery scratch-off ticket on Jan. 6, bringing his total winnings to $4.6 million since 1999. It's not the largest prize he's ever won. In 2016, he struck gold when he won $3
Jan 17, 2022, 3:08 pm - Lottery News

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