It’s been a good year for the Pennsylvania Lottery.
PA Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko says this fiscal year has resulted in its second best sales and profits in the Lottery’s 50-year history.
The profit generated was nearly $1.2 billion. This is the 11th consecutive year the Lottery has generated more than $1 billion for senior programs.
The profit was driven by the Lottery selling a total of $5 billion in traditional games, which include Scratch-Off tickets and Draw Games, such as Powerball® and Mega Millions®. Online games brought in $746.5 million.
Svitko said, “That means Pennsylvania seniors will continue to have access to free and reduced-fare transportation, prescription assistance, free meals, rent and property tax rebates and a host of other programs and services that are funded by the Lottery. We are extremely proud of our commitment and mission to continue funding the programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians.”
Programs that benefit from lottery sales include property tax and rent rebates, free and reduced-fare transportation, prescription assistance, and more.