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Pennsylvania Lottery Chosen to Host 2008 International Conference
Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell Thursday announced that the Pennsylvania Lottery has been selected to host the annual conference and trade show for the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) in September 2008.The conference will be held in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania has the finest lottery operation in the country, and this conference will give us a chance to showcase its many successes while giving visitors a glimpse of the beauty and vitality of Pennsylvani
Sep 30, 2005, 9:27 am - Lottery News

PA Lottery to start Powerball ticket promotion
The Pennsylvania Lottery will conduct a Buy 5 And Get 1 Free Powerball with Power Play ticket promotion throughout October.To get a bonus $2 Powerball with Power Play ticket, a player must purchase five $2 Powerball with Power Play plays for one Powerball drawing. All five tickets, $10 total, must be purchased for the next available Powerball drawing; advance play is not included in this promotion.Live, televised Powerball drawings are conducted Wednesday and Saturday at 11 p.m.The five Powerb
Sep 26, 2005, 9:25 am - Lottery News

Pennsylvania lottery machines knocked out by lightning
A lightning strike at a control center put more than two-thirds of the terminals selling Pennsylvania lottery tickets out of commission for almost four hours Wednesday evening, which officials said would certainly mean reduced sales.The lightning struck an online vendor facility in the Harrisburg area at about 4:25 p.m., Pennsylvania Lottery security director Jim Morgan said. The bolt damaged control equipment for a high-speed data line that allows the lottery machines to operate in convenience
Jul 28, 2005, 2:54 pm - Lottery News

'Beyond lucky': Woman wins same $1M lottery jackpot twice in 6 months
A woman who won $1 million playing a Pennsylvania Lottery scratch-off ticket earlier this year won another million on the same game Thursday.Donna Goeppert, 55, of Bethlehem said it was just unbelievable after filing her claim Friday at lottery headquarters. What are the odds of that? she asked.The odds of winning just once are 1.44 million-to-1, according to the lottery. Lehigh University engineering professor Bob Storer placed the odds of winning twice after buying 100 tickets at 419 milli
Jun 14, 2005, 9:03 am - Lottery News

Record PA Match 6 lottery winner flees media attention
Elmer Crone Jr., 69, might be happy to be Pennsylvania's newest millionaire.He is apparently not happy with all the attention the win has brought him, however.On Monday, the state Department of Revenue announced that Crone had won $5.9 million in the largest Match 6 payoff to date in the game's 16-month history.Crone lives in a secluded area in Carroll Twp. in one of three homes off a narrow cul-de-sac in a stand of hardwoods.A neighbor, who declined to give his name, said Crone packed up his ca
May 12, 2005, 1:21 pm - Lottery News

Penn. couple collect $10.16 million Powerball lottery jackpot
A couple from Cranberry, Butler County, Pennsylvania received a check for $10.16 million from the state yesterday after winning the Powerball jackpot ticket drawn March 16.Bob and Patty MacZura had the lone winning ticket for that drawing, which had an annuity value of $18.7 million. The couple chose to take the money all at once instead of annual payments.They bought their ticket at the Sunoco A-Plus convenience store on Perry Highway in Mars. The store will get a $100,000 bonus for selling the
May 4, 2005, 10:21 am - Lottery News

GTECH gets Pennsylvania Lottery deal
GTECH Corp., the world's largest online lottery operator, said Monday it will provide lottery-ticket vending machines to the Pennsylvania Lottery.GTECH (NYSE:GTK), of West Greenwich, R.I., said it received an order for 2,400 instant ticket vending machines from Scientic Games Corp., which will lease the machines to the Pennsylvania Lottery.The machines will be delivered in May, GTECH said in a news release. GTECH said the deal was valued at about $22 million. This (instant ticket vending machine
Apr 18, 2005, 11:39 am - Lottery News

Another winning Powerball ticket sold in Pennsylvania
For the third time in four months, a winning Powerball ticket was bought in Western Pennsylvania -- this time in Marshall, state lottery officials said Thursday.The ticket for Wednesday's $18.7 million drawing was sold at the Sunoco A-Plus convenience store on Route 19.The winner -- who has not come forward yet -- matched all five white balls, 11-19-25-38-50, and the Powerball, 35. The lucky buyer can opt for the full annuity value or take a lump sum payment of $10.16 million, less 25 percent fo
Mar 18, 2005, 6:30 am - Lottery News

Self-service lottery machines popular in Pennsylvania
To Billy Kaldes, owner of The Spot in downtown Harrisburg, selling Pennsylvania lottery tickets is the biggest thing for business since the introduction of the Rendell Burger in 2003.Kaldes installed one of the lottery's new self-service ticket dispensers this month, and its first-week sales of $4,297 set a record.It earned him a visit yesterday from The Spot's last big thing, Gov. Ed Rendell, who touted the lottery's growth and picked up a couple of burgers. This terminal allows the player to g
Mar 16, 2005, 11:21 am - Lottery News

Self-service lottery machines to be installed in Penn. liquor stores
Officials at two Pennsylvania state agencies are working on introducing player-activated lottery-ticket terminals in state liquor stores. We're interested in anything that helps the state produce revenue, said Bill Epstein, a spokesman for the state Liquor Control Board, which is working with the state Department of Revenue, the lottery's overseer.The terminals allow players to buy instant tickets plus tickets for daily lotteries and Powerball, making them a step beyond the instant-ticket vendi
Feb 28, 2005, 10:11 am - Lottery News