Pennsylvania Lottery's new Quinto game starts tomorrow
The Pennsylvania Lottery is adding Quinto, a numbers game similar to The Daily Number and BIG 4, but played with five numbers instead, to its lineup of mid-day and evening drawings.
The Pennsylvania Lottery constantly strives to provide its players with new and innovative games, said Lottery Executive Director Ed Trees. Quinto, which offers multiple ways to play and a top prize of $50,000 cash, will appeal to players who enjoy playing The Daily Number and BIG 4 games.
Quinto tickets go o ...
Aug 25, 2008, 10:09 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery winner shares $42.5M with relatives
Jean Edwards went from anonymous retiree to millionaire celebrity this week.
But as far as she's concerned, not much in her life has changed.
Edwards plans to stay in her Willow Street home and maybe take a vacation to Jackson Hole, Wyo., but that's about it.
I just don't know why it would make any change in our lives, she said at a news conference Friday about her instant good fortune as a Powerball lottery winner.
We'll be able to get some things we need, but why should you have ...
Aug 11, 2008, 2:05 am - Lottery News forum
Lancaster County man claims $86M Powerball lottery jackpot
New millionaire got ticket for free; shares wealth with relatives
Barrie Edwards of Willow Street did not buy the Aug. 2 Powerball ticket that earned him over $42 million he received the promotional ticket for free when he purchased two Pennsylvania Lottery Match 6 tickets. Now, Edwards and his wife are sharing their good fortune with a dozen relatives.
Secretary of Revenue Tom Wolf and Lottery Executive Director Ed Trees today presented a ceremonial check for $42,529,765.37, less 25 per ...
Aug 8, 2008, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery officials to name $86M Powerball winners
Who won last week's Powerball jackpot? That's the $86 million question and Pennsylvania lottery officials have the answer.
Officials plan to announce the winners at a news conference Friday at lottery headquarters in Middletown.
The winning Powerball ticket was sold at a Turkey Hill convenience store in Lancaster County.
The jackpot from the Aug. 2 drawing is worth an $86.3 million annuity or $42.5 million cash minus 25 percent in federal taxes.
Aug 8, 2008, 8:28 am - Lottery News forum
New Penn. Lottery 5-digit game on sale Aug. 26
The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest game is the 5-digit numbers game, Quinto, offering 13 ways to play and win up to $50,000 cash.
Drawings will be held both at midday and evening, seven days a week.
Tickets for Quinto will cost $1 each. The new game is played similar to Pick 3 and Pick 4 games, except with Quinto there are 5 positions for the numbers 0 through 9.
For a $1 purchase, players can wager Straight, Front 4, Back 4, Front 3, Back 3, Front Pair, Back Pair or Box, as follows:
Aug 5, 2008, 12:59 pm - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania Lottery Millionaire Raffle results
The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Saturday, and made four instant millionaires.
The winning numbers can be found here:
Millionaire Raffle is a raffle game offered by the Pennsylvania Lottery, with a limited number of $20 tickets.
With only 500,000 tickets sold for the raffle, Millionaire Raffle offers the best odds to win $1 million of any Pennsylvania Lottery game.
Each o ...
Jul 6, 2008, 2:42 am - Lottery News forum
Scientific Games wins Pennsylvania Lottery contract
Secretary of Revenue Tom Wolf today announced that after reviewing best and final offers, the department has selected Scientific Games International Inc. to supply terminal-based game services to the Pennsylvania Lottery.
Scientific Games, based in Alpharetta, Ga., was chosen following an open and competitive procurement process. Wolf said a committee comprised of employees from the Department of Revenue and the PA Lottery began evaluating vendor proposals in July.
In January, Wolf annou ...
Apr 30, 2008, 9:39 am - Lottery News forum
GTECH awarded Pennsylvania, West Virginia lottery contracts
Lottomatica SpA said its wholly-owned subsidiary GTECH has been told by the Pennsylvania State Lottery of its intent to award GTECH a 5-year contract to provide online and instant integrated services.
The proposed contract, which is expected to kick in in January 2009, includes five 1-year extension options exercisable at the Lottery's discretion.
The Pennsylvania Lottery ranks sixth in the US in terms of total lottery sales, with revenues of $3.076 billion in its most recent fiscal year.
Jan 16, 2008, 10:39 am - Lottery News forum
Relative gives lottery ticket gift worth $1 million
A pharmacist put the axiom about it being better to give than to receive to the ultimate Christmas test.
Fred DePasquale bought a selection of tickets in a $1 million lottery and gave them to family.
The 38-year-old, who essentially handed $1 million to in-laws (whom he won't name for the time being) for Christmas, was having no second thoughts. He was delighted to give the winning ticket.
I'm just not a lottery player, DePasquale said. But for a raffle like this, you buy them and ...
Jan 7, 2008, 5:52 pm - Lottery News forum
New Year's Eve lottery raffles from around the USA
In addition to celebrating the new year last night, lottery players from around the United States were checking their raffle tickets to see if they would start 2008 as a new millionaire.
Raffle-style lottery drawings were held in several states, including Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Virginia. (Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania drew their raffles a couple days ago.)
Jan 1, 2008, 10:25 am - Lottery News forum