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PA MegaM and PowerB pay options- check mailed to bank?

Topic closed. 3 replies. Last post 5 years ago by rdgrnr.

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December 22, 2011
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Posted: December 24, 2011, 2:35 am - IP Logged

The PA Lottery Winners Handbook states:

   "The Pennsylvania Lottery does not offer direct deposit."

   "Winners’ checks are sent via certified mail, or
winners may make arrangements to pick checks up at Lottery headquarters or area offices."

There are some states that will mail the checks directly to the winner's bank. 

Does Pennsylvania have this option?

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    Posted: December 30, 2011, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

    I am unfamiliar with a mailing of checks to a third  party- Banks or otherwise. It must be to the claimant at the address noted on the claims form for PA.

    I did win well when I traveled out to california and they mailed my check but stipulated if the value was over 5 k I had to travel back to their state to pick up the check, they wouldnt fedex or certify it for out of state pays. Can you list the states that you know of that do mail checks of any value to winners? I'd be interested to see the list.

    Pennsylvania is going via way of electronics yet it hasnt been approved yet for direct deposit , they currently have debit cards but that to me seems less safe as anyone could intercede and use it.

    Bottom line- I think the "value" of the check (winnings) plays heavily on how the final payout is received to the claimant.

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      Posted: December 31, 2011, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

      where was the winning ticket sold for the mega million drawing sold

        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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        Posted: January 1, 2012, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

        I hope I never have to get a lottery check by mail.

        The McNutts'll get it and go out and buy another truckload of shotgun shells fer sure.

        You can hear 'em shootin' and hootin' and hollerin' down the mountain dam near 24 hours a day.

        I don't know what the hell they're shootin' at.







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