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Pennsylvania Lottery General Information

The Pennsylvania Lottery plays six state drawn game - Daily Number (with midday and evening draws), Big 4 (with midday and evening drawss), Quinto (with midday and evening draws), Treasure Hunt, Cash 5, and Match6. Plus, two multiple-state games - Powerball and Mega Millions. Compared to other states, the Pennsylvania offers a very high variety of lottery games.

A Random Number Generator (RNG), consisting of secure computerized systems, selects at random the numbers for Mid-day drawings of The Daily Number, BIG 4, Quinto and Treasure Hunt games. Evening drawings can be viewed on TV stations listed here.

This page is a quick reference, or a summary of the most relevant information contained in the Pennsylvania Lottery web site. Links to details are provided for more pertinent information.

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Pennsylvania Lotteries Drawing Days and Times

The following table lists the drawing schedule of all Pennsylvania lottery games. Drawing times are local and approximate.

GameDraw DaysDraw Time
Daily Number DayEveryday1:35 p.m
Daily Number EveningEveryday7 p.m
Big 4 DayEveryday1:35 p.m
Big 4 EveningEveryday7 p.m
Quinto DayEveryday1:35 p.m
Quinto EveningEveryday7 p.m
Treasure HuntEveryday1:35 p.m
Cash 5Everyday7 p.m.
Match6Monday and Thursday7 p.m.
Mega MillionsTuesday and Friday11 p.m
PowerballWednesday and Saturday11 p.m.


Pennsylvania Lottery Games - Types, Top Prizes, Odds

The following is a compact summary of each Pennsylvania lottery game. It includes a brief description of how to play a game, the top prizes/jackpots, and the odds of winning the top prize. You can click on a game name for detailed information.

GameHow to PlayTop PrizeTop Prize Odds
Daily NumberSelect 3-digits 000 to 999$5001 in 1,000

Big 4Select 4-digits 0000 to 9999

$5,0001 in 10,000
QuintoSelect 5-digits 00000 to 99999

$50,0001 in 100,000
Treasure HuntSelect 5 numbers, 1 through 30

$10,000+
Pari-mutuel, Rollover
1 in 142,506
Cash 5Select 5 numbers, 1 through 43

$125,000+
Pari-mutuel, Rollover
1 in 962,598
Match6Select 6 numbers, 1 through 49

$500,000+
Pari-mutuel, Rollover
1 in 4,661,273
Mega MillionsSelect 5 numbers, 1 through 56
+ 1 Megaball number, 1 through 46
$12,000,000
Rollover, Pari-mutuel
1 in 175,711,536
PowerballSelect 5 numbers, 1 through 59
+ 1 Powerball number, 1 through 39
$20,000,000 +
Rollover, Pari-mutuel
1 in 195,249,054

Top prizes listed with "rollover" are the starting amount. The Jackpot prizes will grow after every draw until someone wins. Pari-mutuel prize structure means players' winnings are determined by dividing the prize pool allocated for that winning category by the number of winners.

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Pennsylvania Lottery General Rules and Regulations

The following are the most prominent rules and regulations that the player should be aware of before playing the Pennsylvania lottery games.

  • The PA lottery web site has no information on general rules such as player age limit, who cannot play, if it is possible to play over the internet, by mail, or by phone, etc.


Claiming Prizes of the Pennsylvania Lottery

Here are the steps you have to follow if you are a lucky winner of any Pennsylvania lottery,

  • You have one year from the date of a drawing to claim a prize
  • If you have a winning ticket, complete the back of your ticket, providing your name, address, phone number and signature.
  • Each lottery ticket is a bearer document, meaning it is legally owned by whomever possesses it, at least until it is signed.
  • Pennsylvania Lottery retailers can pay prizes up to and including $2,500.
  • If you’ve won more than $600 on a single ticket, you must fill out a standard claim form and send it to Lottery headquarters.
  • Although you have 1 year to claim a prize, after 180 days, however, you must file a claim form for terminal-based prizes that exceed $100.
  • PA Lottery prizes are not subject to state or local taxes for Pennsylvania residents, however, federal tax law requires the Lottery to withhold 25% in federal taxes from prizes over $5,000.
  • Before paying a prize, the Pennsylvania Lottery checks with the state Department of Public Welfare to determine if a Lottery claimant owes any delinquent child support payments.
  • For further information, please see the following pages,
    Pennsylvania lottery prize claiming page
    Pennsylvania Lottery’s Winners’ Handbook

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Where do the Pennsylvania Lottery profits go?

The purpose of creating the Pennsylvania Lottery was, and remains, to generate funds to benefit programs for the Commonwealth's older residents.

Since 1972, when its first game went on sale, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $21.5 billion in services for older Pennsylvanians through Revenue's Tax/Rent Rebate program; a free and reduced fare transit program; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; a Department of Public Welfare program providing long-term living services; and 52 Area Agencies on Aging throughout the Commonwealth, including full- and part-time senior community centers across the state.

Currently, 61% is returned to the players as prizes, 29.9% goes to benefits programs, and the rest is spent on commissions and operating expenses.

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Information on Each Pennsylvania Lottery Game

Further information on each Pennsylvania lottery lottery game such as how to play, how to win, prizes, etc., is available on this site at the following pages.


Disclaimer

US-Lotteries.com is not in any way affiliated with the Pennsylvania Lottery. The information listed here is just a summary of important facts extracted from Pennsylvania Lottery web site. The main purpose of US-Lotteries.com is to present statistics and analysis of winning numbers, plus, online tools and calculators such as wheels and combinations generators. Click below to see the contents of the tools available for each game.

Daily Number     Big 4     Quinto     Treasure Hunt     Cash 5     Match6     Mega Millions     Powerball

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Pennsylvania lottery Games Data and Analysis Menu
Daily Number
- Daily Number Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Boxes(Combos)
- Triples
- Digits Analysis
- Straights Analysis
- Boxes Analysis
- Pairs
- Sums
- Combinations Generator
- Game Info
Big 4
- Big 4 Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Boxes(Combos)
- Quadruplets
- Digits Analysis
- Straights Analysis
- Boxes Analysis
- Pairs
- Sums
- Combinations Generator
- Game Info
Quinto
- Quinto Game
- Winning Numbers
- Yearly Calendar
- Digits Analysis
- General Analysis
- Game Info
Treasure Hunt
- Treasure Hunt Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Triads Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info
Cash 5
- Cash 5 Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Triads Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info
Match6
- Match6 Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Triads Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info
Mega Millions
- Mega Millions Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Number-Ball Pair Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info
Powerball
- Powerball Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Number-Ball Pair Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info

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