Shop owner sells himself winning lottery ticket
A shop owner in western Pennsylvania has sold himself a winning $1.8 million lottery ticket and as the seller of the ticket, he'll get an extra $10,000.
Ron Rea owns Tobacco World stores in Uniontown and Belle Vernon. He bought the winning ticket for the Nov. 18 Match 6 Lotto drawing at the Belle Vernon store.
The Match 6 lotto game returned to the Pennsylvania Lottery games on June 3rd and since then it has produced two jackpot winners. This is also the second largest Pennsylvania Lottery ...
Nov 25, 2010, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum
PA Millionaire Raffle lottery tickets on sale today
Tickets for the Pennsylvania Lottery's 11th Millionaire Raffle, which offers 6,000 cash prizes totaling more than $5 million, go on sale today, Nov. 19.
The Lottery is bringing back the Millionaire Raffle game for another New Year's Day drawing, said Lottery Executive Director Ed Trees. This Pennsylvania Lottery game offers our best odds of winning a $1 million prize.
Each of the game's $20 tickets offers a 1-in-125,000 chance of winning $1 million. The overall odds of winning any prize ...
Nov 19, 2010, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania Lottery's raffle makes 4 millionaires
The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Saturday, and made four instant millionaires.
The winning numbers can be found at Lottery Post's Pennsylvania Lottery Results page (http://www.lotterypost.com/results/pa).
Millionaire Raffle is a raffle game offered by the Pennsylvania Lottery, with only 500,000 of the $20 tickets available for purchase.
Each of the game's $20 tickets offers a 1-in-125,000 chance of winning $1 million. There was one drawi ...
Jul 11, 2010, 4:56 pm - Lottery News forum
Penn. Lottery players wondering, 'Where are the results?'
By Todd Northrop
The Pennsylvania Lottery held its semi-annual Millionaire Raffle drawing last night, but lottery players are still wondering if their tickets are winners.
That's because the state lottery has not published the bulk of the winning raffle numbers nearly 1 full day after the drawing has taken place, at the time of this writing.
After the 6:59 p.m. drawing Saturday evening, the lottery quickly published the four winning numbers of $1 million prizes and the four winning numb ...
Jul 11, 2010, 3:32 pm - Lottery News forum
Computer glitch takes down Penn. Lottery terminals
Pennsylvania Lottery officials said they've fixed a computer glitch that took down game terminals across the state for more than seven hours Thursday.
Lottery officials in Harrisburg told local media that the machines always shut down overnight, and come back online at about 5:30 a.m., but that didn't happen Thursday morning.
Officials said that a computer network problem affecting terminal-based games and ticket validation functions lasted until about noon.
Lottery officials s ...
Jul 9, 2010, 1:01 pm - Lottery News forum
Two big Penn. Lottery prizes due to expire July 4
Unclaimed winning tickets were sold in Westmoreland and Montgomery counties
Two Pennsylvania Lottery winning tickets a Powerball ticket worth $200,000 and a Quinto evening ticket worth $50,000 from the July 4, 2009, drawings have yet to be presented for payment.
The tickets and prizes will expire on July 4, one year from the date of the drawings.
The Lottery never likes to see large prizes like these expire, which is why we're reaching out and hoping someone steps forward to claim them ...
Jun 22, 2010, 3:58 pm - Lottery News forum
Some upset with Pennsylvania Lottery broadcast
Pittsburghers who watch the nightly lottery drawings have been losing a little sleep lately, though it's not because of big jackpot jitters.
When the multi-state Mega Millions debuted Feb. 2 in Pennsylvania, state lotto officials asked television stations statewide to broadcast it in the same time slot as the Powerball drawing, which airs Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Instead of squeezing the Mega Millions into the familiar 10:59 p.m. time slot Tuesdays and Fridays, Pennsylvania Lottery offici ...
Jun 3, 2010, 7:13 am - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania Lottery announces Match 6 Lotto will return in June
Returning game will replace Mix Match on Monday, Thursday evenings
Next week, the Pennsylvania Lottery will bring back Match 6 lotto, a $2 terminal-based game offering a starting jackpot of $500,000 and four ways to win on each ticket.
Match 6 will replace Mix Match in the Pennsylvania Lottery's Monday and Thursday evening drawing shows at 6:59 p.m. Match 6 tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 1, and the first drawing will be Thursday, June 3.
Many of our players and retailers were disappo ...
May 28, 2010, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania Mega Millions lottery sales falling short of target
So far, the Mega Millions lottery game hasn't been the big winner Pennsylvania Lottery officials predicted.
Lottery officials hoped Mega Millions would generate $80 million in sales by June 30, the end of the fiscal year. Sales for the multi-state lottery game with big jackpots similar to Powerball began Jan. 31.
From February through April, Mega Millions generated $26.2 million in sales. To meet the initial target, the game would have to sell $54 million in May and June.
Kirstin Alvani ...
May 25, 2010, 8:08 am - Lottery News forum
Pa. Lottery to pull the plug on Super 7
Pennsylvania Lottery officials announced the final drawing for Super 7 will be later this month, but it doesn't seem like players will miss the game.
Officials cite higher jackpots in the Mega Millions drawing as the decision to cancel the Super 7 game. The last chance for Pennsylvania residents to play will be April 27.
Super 7 was successful for the past year, Pennsylvania Lottery Deputy Press Secretary Kirstin Alvanitakis said, but people are more interested in games with bigger jackpot ...
Apr 15, 2010, 7:46 am - Lottery News forum