The Pennsylvania Lottery Benefits Older Pennsylvanians. Every Day.
Welcome to the Pennsylvania Lottery website! From Philadelphia to Erie and from Pittsburgh to Scranton, the PA Lottery supports programs all around Pennsylvania that benefit older Pennsylvanians.
How the PA Lottery Benefits Older Pennsylvanians.
The Pennsylvania Lottery is the only state Lottery that designates all of its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Thanks to loyal PA Lottery players, the PA Lottery has been able to contribute more than $22.6 billion to programs that include:
Low-cost prescription drugs
Free and reduced-fare transit
Property tax/rent rebates
Long-term living services
In just the last year, the Pennsylvania Lottery generated more than $1 billion in PA Lottery benefits for those programs.
Pennsylvania Lottery History
The Pennsylvania Lottery was established on August 26, 1971. On March 7, 1972, the PA Lottery premiered with a 50-cent ticket featuring weekly drawings and a grand prize of $1 million.