'Record Breaking' Lottery to Benefit Seniors
August 5, 2021
Pennsylvania lottery profits exceeded a “record-breaking” $1.3 billion, state officials said Monday, Aug. 2.
Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko said it’s the 10th consecutive year that the agency’s revenue hit $1 billion, driven by an all-time ticket sales high of $5.3 billion, including scratch-offs, Powerball and Mega Millions.
Online play sales totaled $887 million, growing each year since the offerings launched in May 2018, the agency said.
Svitko said the funds will support tax and rent rebates, free and reduced-fare transportation and prescription assistance,...