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Lottery ticket worth $1,000 dropped in Salvation Army kettle
The winning Pennsylvania Lottery ticket, worth $1,000, was slipped into the Salvation Army red kettle, tucked inside a wad of $1 bills. No one knew it at the time. The anonymous donation, made Dec. 6 outside the Walmart in Harborcreek Township, 5741 Buffalo Road, had the appearance of any other donation. But the timing of the generous gift could not have been better for the Erie County Salvation Army, as the agency's kettle drive continues to struggle once again through a holiday season
Dec 14, 2016, 12:07 pm - Lottery News

Couple finds winning lottery ticket, tracks down rightful owner
Doing the right thing can pay off in more ways that you can imagine. One man in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, says he is living proof of that. That man and his wife found a winning lottery ticket in Saint Clair and returned it to its rightful owner. Then, in a way, the man hit the jackpot. After the couple found the winning ticket in April, they went through a long process to track the rightful owner down and return it. But since returning it, they have been quite the lucky couple. T
Oct 10, 2016, 9:21 pm - Lottery News

Pennsylvania Lottery proceeds being misused by Gov.
Includes video report The Pennsylvania Lottery advertises it benefits older Pennsylvanians, every day. But in the last decade, billions of lottery dollars have been diverted, an investigation found. According to the state lottery, 27 cents of every dollar spent on lottery tickets goes into the state lottery fund. The rest pays prizes and lottery administration costs. The point of the lottery program is to have people age at home and maintain their independence, Renee Cunningham of
Sep 28, 2016, 12:07 pm - Lottery News

Pa. Lottery adds 'Wild Ball' feature to all numbers games
Includes video report By Todd Northrop The Pennsylvania Lottery has launched Wild Ball, an optional add-on that gives players more chances to win the daily numbers games. The new feature is available for all of its PICK games (Pick 2, Pick 3, Pick 4, and Pick 5), which are drawn twice daily. The first drawings featuring the new add-on were on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Adding Wild Ball to your PICK ticket could allow you to win multiple times on a single play, making it even more fun to pla
Sep 14, 2016, 10:52 am - Lottery News

Pennsylvania lottery winners now subject to state tax on prizes
By Todd Northrop The small number of states that don't tax lottery prizes has just shrunk by one state. Pennsylvania lawmakers approved levying new taxes Wednesday on a variety of different things including lottery prizes to help support the $31.5 billion state budget that went into effect earlier this week. The tax bill was approved by a 116-75 vote in the House and 28-22 vote in the Senate. Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf quickly signed the tax bill and related bills to complete the budget pro
Jul 20, 2016, 10:43 am - Lottery News

WV Lottery officials keeping eye on PA internet gambling bill
West Virginia Lottery officials are closely monitoring legislation making its way through the Pennsylvania General Assembly that would significantly expand legalized gambling in that state. Those guys are aggressive, I'll just say that, acting lottery director John Myers said Tuesday of the legislation, which would make Pennsylvania the fourth state to legalize internet gambling, would allow state casinos to operate satellite locations with up to 250 slot machines each and would allow slot m
Jul 12, 2016, 11:06 pm - Lottery News

Pennsylvania lottery wins to be taxed, if legislation passes
Winning the Pennsylvania Lottery may be a little less lucrative in a proposal that would allow the state to take a share of the jackpot through income tax. Currently, such winnings are exempt from the state's personal income tax. What does that mean in practice? Let's use January's $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot as an example. For those who opted for the hypothetical lump sum the final $1.6 billion take was split between three winners of about $940 million, the feds would withhold a com
Mar 15, 2016, 4:02 pm - Lottery News

Pennsylvania judge and friends win $291M Powerball jackpot
Bought ticket while vacationing in Florida After a long ride back from his annual Florida vacation, Senior District Judge James Stocklas had enjoyed the sun and fun, but was anxious to get back home to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. After parking his RV in the driveway, Stocklas caught a few hours sleep and awoke Friday morning with plans to visit his favorite Bethlehem diner. While at breakfast, he pulled out his cellphone to see if anyone had won massive Powerball lottery. His jaw dropped w
Mar 6, 2016, 8:50 am - Lottery News

Pennsylvania Lottery pays off for state's senior citizens
Darlene Henderson has played the daily Pick 4 off and on since the 1980s, though she hasn't won a substantial jackpot. Her payoff from the Pennsylvania Lottery comes from the more than $1 billion raised annually for senior programs and services statewide. From the beginning, they always said it was to help senior citizens, said Henderson, 67, of East Liberty. That's a good cause. Since its first drawing in 1972, Pennsylvania's lottery has contributed nearly $25 billion to senior progr
Feb 14, 2016, 5:52 pm - Lottery News

Pennsylvania Lottery testing payment with credit, debit cards
People can now use debit and credit cards to purchase Pennsylvania lottery tickets at nine Smoker's Express stores in the Harrisburg area as part of a new payment trial. The Pennsylvania Lottery is testing out the financial viability of allowing people to use credit and debit cards to purchase draw and instant lottery tickets. The test, which started this week, is the result of an ever-growing population of Pennsylvanians that don't carry cash and can't play the Lottery. We've been hearin
Feb 11, 2016, 3:50 pm - Lottery News