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Penn. officials study slots' effect on lottery revenues
Pennsylvania state senators pressed state Revenue Secretary Greg Fajt last week on just one of the many multimillion dollar questions pertaining to the imminent arrival of slot machines.Will the new gaming harm the Pennsylvania Lottery, now flourishing due to the many small-time gamblers who focus their wagering dollars on the numbers and instant games?Fajt's answer on behalf of the pro-slots Rendell administration: We don't think so.But no one knows for certain. The question has not been studie
Feb 21, 2005, 9:30 am - Lottery News

Pennsylvania Lottery Scratch Games Investigated
Lottery tickets -- even the instant kind -- don't last forever.Not knowing about that expiration date could ruin your lucky day.If you've ever played a scratch-off lottery game, you have plenty of company in western Pennsylvania.Instant lottery ticket sales last year were $12 million in Beaver County, $14 million in Butler County, $36 million in Westmoreland County, $15 million in Washington County and $97 million -- the highest in Pennsylvania -- in Allegheny County.Ed Mahlman, Pennsylvania Lot
Feb 15, 2005, 10:06 am - Lottery News

Pennsylvania trio claims Powerball lottery jackpot
Three Pittsburgh-area women who work at PNC Financial Services Group will split $14.7 million for sharing the winning ticket in the Jan. 22 Powerball drawing. I don't have any idea what I'm going to do with this, said Janet Bigler, of Blawnox, who works for PNC Advisors.Bigler bought the ticket with her sister, Karen Rodgers, assistant vice president of commercial loans, and their friend, Kathleen Fitzgerald, a clerk at PNC Bank.The women appeared at a news conference Tuesday with Gov. Ed Rende
Feb 9, 2005, 8:30 am - Lottery News

Pittsburgh newsstand sold winning Powerball lottery ticket
Jackie Murray probably gave away $26 million Friday.The winning Powerball lottery ticket was sold at Nielsen's newsstand, at 2 PNC Plaza in downtown Pittsburgh, where Murray was working Friday. Store manager Bob Fulton said it is the first winning Powerball ticket sold Downtown since the multi-state lottery came to Pennsylvania in 2002.The winner hasn't claimed the prize, valued at about $26.4 million if the person takes the payout over 29 years. If the winner opts for a lump-sum payment, it's w
Jan 25, 2005, 1:51 pm - Lottery News

Penn. woman wins $1 million with scratch-off lottery ticket
Donna Goeppert kissed a copy of her winning lottery ticket Wednesday, a day after the game had given her a big, fat, million-dollar smooch.Goeppert, a lifelong Bethlehem, Pennsylvania resident who plays the lottery religiously, scratched off a $1 million winner at Linden Food Market in the city. After taxes, she'll take home $750,000.''I'm still numb,'' Goeppert said Wednesday, standing next to her husband and mother at the Bethlehem Volunteer Fireman's Home Association, where she runs bingo twi
Jan 13, 2005, 9:06 am - Lottery News

Penn. store that sold winning Powerball lottery ticket identified
When Russell DeMatteo got the 3 a.m. call Thursday from New Castle police, he thought his Lawrence County convenience store had been robbed.Instead, he found Pennsylvania Lottery officials at Country Food Mart waiting to tell him that the store had sold the winning $171.4 million Powerball ticket. DeMatteo will collect $100,000 -- once a winner comes forward, or within 90 days. I certainly didn't expect this, said DeMatteo, 23. Lottery (officials) wanted me to come and meet them immediately. I
Dec 10, 2004, 9:59 am - Lottery News

First Penn. Lucky for Life Lotto Winner Claims Prize
Two Lehigh Valley residents became big winners in the Pennsylvania Lottery this week.One was Center Valley resident Donna DeMatos, who became the first winner of the state's new Lucky for Life game. The other is an unnamed Bethlehem man whose winning ticket has not been verified by state officials.DeMatos always wanted to be a nurse, but she worried about how to pay tuition while raising a family.Now, she will worry no more.DeMatos matched all six winning numbers in the game's initial drawing Sa
Oct 7, 2004, 8:16 am - Lottery News

Pennsylvania Lottery Numbers Drawing Suspicions
The same four digits have hit in the daytime Big 4 lottery drawing in three out of the past four days.Yesterday, 5048 was the winning Big 4 number, as seen on Lottery Post's Pennsylvania Results Page. On Saturday, 8504 was the winning number, and 5408 hit on Friday.Also, 4508 hit in the Aug. 9 midday Big 4 drawing.The odds of any one four-digit number hitting on a given day are 1-in-10,000. Someone who regularly plays a boxed ticket -- that is, uses the same four digits, but rearranges them t
Aug 24, 2004, 8:33 am - Lottery News

Penn. Lottery's Midday Mistake Leads to Questions About Drawings
When news outlets received the results of the Pennsylvania midday lottery drawing 20 minutes earlier than usual, some questioned how the non-televised drawing operates. Sales for the Daily Number and Big 4 midday drawing end at 1:05 pm every day. Until recently, the Pennsylvania Lottery website had said the drawing took place at 1:35 pm daily. But this week, news organizations received the midday drawing results around 1:15 pm. Now, lottery officials say the website was wrong and new
Aug 21, 2004, 3:40 pm - Lottery News

Penn. Lottery has record sales
Lottery Sales Increase by More Than 10 Percent for Second Straight YearThe Pennsylvania Lottery, the only state lottery to designate all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents, had record sales of $2.35 billion in fiscal 2003-04, topping the old record of $2.13 billion, set in 2002-03, by $219 million or 10.3 percent. This has been a tremendous year for the Pennsylvania Lottery and for the hundreds of thousands of older Pennsylvanians who benefit from Lottery-funded programs, sai
Jul 13, 2004, 7:47 am - Lottery News