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 forum
Sons win lottery after listening to mom's advice
By Todd Northrop
Two brothers who just hit the lotto jackpot have their mother to thank.
Jay Young and Christopher Saddler of Garfield Heights, Ohio, played the Ohio Lottery's Pick 5 last Friday, using the numbers their mother, Betty Burton, suggested. Mom gave me the numbers to play, and I gave the numbers to Chris so we both decided to get a ticket, Young told Ohio lottery officials.
As usual, mother knew best. Each brother won $25,000 that's $17,750 after taxes.
Ohio Lottery offic ...
Sep 30, 2015, 10:09 am - Lottery News forum
Man threw away $1.25 million worth of lottery tickets
A Pennsylvania man mistakenly threw $1.25 million worth of winning lottery tickets in the trash.
The guy, it goes without saying, was pretty upset.
Wouldn't you be, said Wendy Hinton, who works at Zhou Grocery on South Queen Street in York.
On March 13, 2013, she sold 25 Quinto tickets numbers 4-3-4-1-8 to one of her regular customers, a man who, at the time, lived a couple of blocks from the corner store. She remembered because he played the same numbers every day their significance, ...
Apr 13, 2014, 9:13 am - Lottery News forum
Unclaimed Pa. lottery prize worth $50K to expire
Time is running out for a Pennsylvania Lottery winner to claim a $50,000 prize.
The winning Quinto ticket from Dec. 10, 2009, was sold at Jean's in Schuylkill County.
Lottery officials noted Monday that the ticket and prize expire one year from the date of the drawing. That's in less than two weeks.
The ticket correctly matched all five numbers drawn in exact order: 6-6-4-3-1. The prize is $50,000, minus 25 percent in federal taxes.
Expired prizes remain in the lottery fund. They're ...
Nov 30, 2010, 6:33 am - 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
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
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
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