A lucky winner snagged a Pennsylvania Lottery Extreme Green progressive top winning prize ticket of more than $1.5 million on April 17, 2019. This is the largest progressive top prize won since Pennsylvania Lottery Fast Play games’ inception in February 2017.

The innovation of PA Lottery’s Fast Play

Pennsylvania Lottery launched Fast Play in February of 2017. Fast Play is unique and unlike traditional scratch-off lottery tickets. It offers an instant win without having to scratch off a ticket or wait for a drawing.

Players can print tickets from any lottery terminal or touch screen self-service terminal. After that, to check for winning tickets, players can conveniently use scanners at any lottery retailer or use the official PA Lottery mobile app.

More games and chances to win

Fast Play only offered four games on launch. Now, it has steadily grown and expanded game offerings with 14 different games.

Also, Fast Play now offers a second chance at winning prizes with a Fast Frenzy Second Chance Drawing. Simply enter any non-winning ticket for a second and instant chance to win.

Don’t forget that all prizes have to be claimed within a year.

The recent growth of PA Lottery’s other games

Pennsylvania Lottery started to offer online games with the passage of a gambling expansion law in October 2017. Online games appeal to a younger demographic who are more electronic savvy with cell phones and tablets. In addition, the ease and convenience appeal to everyone.

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The PA iLottery offers a variety of instant win online scratch-off games. Like Fast Play, the games offer the satisfaction of an instant win.

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Xpress Sports: PA’s virtual sports games

Xpress Car Racing and Xpress Football require players to make some decisions and bring a fun game experience in a shorter time frame than a full football game or NASCAR race. It is similar to sports betting, minus all the research that goes into some bets.

These games are available at Pennsylvania Lottery retailers offering monitor games.

Keno in PA

Keno launched in Pennsylvania on May 1, 2018. It is a lottery style based game. Players can find Keno at adult-centered businesses such as bars and restaurants. The game displays on monitors throughout the area.

Players choose a set of numbers from 1 to 80. Then, the PA Lottery selects 20 random numbers. The more numbers that a player selects among those drawn and the amount of the wager increase the payouts. Keno drawings are held every four minutes throughout the day.

Positive growth expected for new lottery’s games

“The new games currently represent a small portion of the lottery’s overall growth, but the Pennsylvania Lottery anticipates iLottery, Keno, and Xpress Sports will continue to grow,” said Ewa Dworakowski, Pennsylvania Lottery press secretary.

PA Lottery’s purpose

Lottery proceeds in Pennsylvania have always funded programs that benefit the aging residents of the state. With the expected growth and new game offerings, it is expected that more of Pennsylvania’s aging residents will also be able to participate in such programs.