PA iLottery Review

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Online lottery is officially available in Pennsylvania at PAiLottery.com.

Pennsylvania passed a comprehensive gambling expansion bill in October 2017 that legalized online lottery sales inside the state. State lottery officials announced in January 2018 that the first internet lottery games would roll out sometime in the spring.

The PA Lottery launched online games in May 2018.

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Latest PA Online Lottery news – April 2020

March is a big month this year. It’s almost time to reset your clocks (if your state subscribes to that silly daylight savings thing), then there is the celebratory St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th, and the first day of Spring falls on March 19th. The PA Online Lottery can help you celebrate the season, or drown your sorrows for losing an hour’s sleep, with several new games and promotions. Let’s check them out….

New games

One can only hope that the luck of the Irish is with you when you check out the latest additions to the Pennsylvania iLottery. Both fit the St. Patrick’s Day theme and bring the game total up to 64. That’s a lot of variety for you to play online.

  • Double Your Luck: This is a match-style game with the option to play either a single grid or two grids at once. The scene is a bright field with a small thatch hut and an arching rainbow, with a little leprechaun watching your every move. Bets range from 10 cents to $15 per grid, with each grid measuring 4×4. Most of the symbols reflect the theme of the game: horseshoe, four-leaf clover, pot of gold, leprechaun hat and boots, etc. You’ll need to get three of kind to win a prize. Get three leprechauns and unlock five Free Games. (Get three in each grid and you’ll earn ten Free Games.) Wins are guaranteed in all of your free games. With Double Your Luck you can win up to $60,000 per grid.
  • Clover Cash: Another match-style game, where all wins during your Free Games are multiplied 5x! This grid measure 3×7 with prize amounts easily identified to the right of the last row. Bets range from 5 cents to $4 per row, so you can bet as little as 5 cents and play one row or go whole hog and bet the max of $4 and play all 7 rows for $28. You must get all three symbols on a row to be identical for a payout. Symbols are similar to the aforementioned game. The Free Gamesbonus is achieved by landing three four-leaf clovers in a row. You’ll get five free games, with wins paid out at 5x. With this game, you can win up to $20,000.

And don’t forget you can now play both the Mega Millions and the Powerball Power Play online. Previously only available as brick-and-mortar games, your life is made much easier by being able to play your numbers from the comfort of your own home. With Mega Millions, you can play up to 5 tickets at a time with your own umbers of using a Quick Pick option. The cost is $2/play or $3 if you want to include the Megaplier.  Drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays. As of this writing the Mega Millions jackpot stood at $65 million.

The Powerball Power Play has the same rules and cost—$2/play or $3 if you include the Powerball. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday. As of this writing the PowerBall jackpot stood at $90 million.

You’ll also find that the PA Online Lottery makes it easy if you pool resources to buy tickets.  Pool Play Tools are available if you buy Powerball Power Play, Mega Millions, or Match 6 tickets as a group. These tools allow you to track each player’s share and calculate winnings for your pool. You can find the tools here, which allow you to add multiple players’ names, the amount they contributed and any payouts that occur.

PA Online Lottery promotions for April 2020

There are several special promotions currently available:

  • James Bond 007 Scratch Off Coupon: Play one of the Lottery’s hottest new games (which debuted in February), and for every $50 spent, you will get a free $10 Scratch Off coupon to redeem at any PA Lottery Retailer. Promotion expires on March 18th.
  • Mega Monday: Get a $2 bonus when you play $2 on the Mega Millions online every Monday in March. That’s a whole lotta Ms….).
  • Powerball Tuesday: Bet a minimum of $2 on Powerball on Tuesdays and you will earn $2 in Bonus Money after the next drawing.
  • Pennsylvania Keystone Cash: Every Wednesday you can get $5 cashback for every $50 played on this new (and HOT!) game. You can earn up to $250 back over the course of the month.
  • Throwback Thursday: For every $50 bet on Volcano!, you can get $5 cashback every Wednesday (up to $250).
  • Lucky Sunday: Check out one of the newest games—Clover Cash—on Sundays to earn a bonus. You’ll get $5 cashback for every $50 played, up to a maximum of $250.

List of games available as of April 2020:

  • A Dragon’s Story
  • Ballroom Bingo
  • Bee to Zee
  • Big Diamond
  • Big Eats Little
  • Big Money Slingo
  • Bigfoot Reveal
  • Cash and Conquer
  • Cash Buster Bonus
  • Cash Buster Extreme
  • Cash Buster Towers
  • Cash in the Lamp
  • Cash Out Cupcake
  • Cats, Hats & Bats
  • Cinna Money Match
  • Clover Cash*
  • Creepy Cash
  • Crossword Cash
  • Dabloons
  • Deal or No Deal
  • Double Your Luck
  • Fast Buck Basketball
  • Fast Buck Lucky
  • Foxin’ Wins Again
  • Foxin’ Wins Reveal
  • Frosty 7×7
  • Frosty Fun
  • Fruit Loot
  • Garden of Secrets
  • Gold Fish
  • Gorilla Go Wild Reveal
  • Grumpy Cat
  • Hex-Pop Payday
  • James Bond 007*
  • Jungle Tumble*
  • Lucky Peggs
  • Lucky You!*
  • Mega Millions*
  • Merry Multiplier
  • Money Night Football
  • Monster Wins Reveal
  • Monster Wins Again
  • Neon Keno
  • Pennsylvania Keystone Cash*
  • Pennsylvania Payout*
  • Pharaoh’s Multiplier
  • PowerBall Power Plays*
  • Prospector’s Gold
  • Rainbow Fortunes
  • Red Hot Keno
  • Robo Riches
  • Robin Hood Reveal: Price of Tweets Reveal
  • Slingo
  • Snow Me the Money*
  • Spooky 7×7
  • Super Cash Buster
  • Super Gems
  • Treasure 7×7
  • Unwrap the Cash
  • Volcano
  • Volcano Reveal
  • Walrus Winnings
  • Wild Run Reveal
  • Wizard of Oz

*Hot Games

What games are available at PAiLottery.com?

The Pennsylvania Lottery offers a variety of games at thousands of lottery retailers across the state. The games include draw games, scratch-offs, Fast Play, and monitor games.PA iLottery online

The PA lottery will likely make tickets for its most-popular draw games available online, eventually. But for now, there are only instant-win games.

The PA online lottery may also offer Keno and Virtual Sports monitor games, but for now, those only take place at brick-and-mortar retailers.

Instant-win online games

In online scratch-off games, the games feature a graphic interface replacing the traditional scratch-off ticket. The games are virtually the same. The object of a scratch-off or instant lottery ticket is often to match prize amounts or symbols leading to a prize.

The list of online scratch-off games is as follows as of April 2020:

  • A Dragon’s Story
  • Ballroom Bingo
  • Bee to Zee
  • Big Eats Little
  • Big Money Slingo
  • Bigfoot Reveal
  • Cash and Conquer
  • Cash Buster Bonus
  • Cash Buster Extreme
  • Cash Buster Towers
  • Cash in the Lamp
  • Cash Out Cupcake
  • Cats, Hats & Bats*
  • Cinna Money Match
  • Creepy Cash*
  • Crossword Cash
  • Dabloons
  • Deal or No Deal
  • Fast Buck Basketball
  • Fast Buck Lucky
  • Foxin’ Wins Again
  • Foxin’ Wins Reveal
  • Fruit Loot
  • Garden of Secrets
  • Gold Fish
  • Gorilla Go Wild Reveal
  • Grumpy Cat
  • Hex-Pop Payday
  • Jungle Tumble
  • Lucky Peggs
  • Lucky You!
  • Monday Night Football*
  • Monster Wins Reveal*
  • Neon Keno
  • Pennsylvania Payout*
  • Pharaoh’s Multiplier
  • Prospector’s Gold*
  • Red Hot Keno
  • Robo Riches
  • Rainbow Fortunes
  • Robin Hood Reveal: Price of Tweets Reveal
  • Spooky 7×7
  • Super Cash Buster
  • Super Gems
  • Treasure 7×7
  • Volcano
  • Volcano Reveal
  • Wild Run Reveal
  • Wizard of Oz

* denotes Hot Games

Get a look and feel for some of the most popular PA Lottery instant win games:

The PA lottery could eventually have online sales of electronic versions of the same scratch-off games available at PA lottery retailers as part of its online offerings.

There are more than 50 traditional scratch-offs available at retailers in Pennsylvania. Some of the most popular PA scratch-off games include:

  • $3 Bingo
  • $10 50X the Bucks
  • $20 Big Money Millionaire
  • $5 $100,000 Wish List
  • $20 $1 Million Pennsylvania Payout
  • $20 All the Money Millionaire Edition
  • $30 $3,000,000 Extreme Green

Draw games

The Pennsylvania Lottery is expected to start online sales of draw games in 2018. The games will likely eventually include many of the same ones available at lottery retailers across the state, including:

  • Powerball
  • Mega Millions
  • Pick 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 4 Life
  • Cash 5!
  • Match 6 Lotto
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Millionaire Raffle

Powerball is one of the most popular multi-state draw games in the US. It is offered in 44 states, Washington, D.C., US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Most states that sell lottery tickets online sell Powerball tickets.

Tickets are just $2 each. Jackpots start at $40 million. Drawings are Wednesday and Saturday nights. Powerball is known for its massive jackpots, the largest of which was $1.6 billion.

Mega Millions is a similar multi-state lottery game offered in the same 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Most states that sell lottery tickets online sell Mega Millions tickets online. Jackpots also start at $40 million. Mega Millions drawing days are Tuesday and Friday. Tickets cost $2.

Fast Play

PA Lottery Fast Play games are similar to scratch-off games without the need to scratch. The games are available from PA Lottery retailers and self-service-touch-screen vending terminals. Fast Play tickets are printed on-demand.

These games may be made available online. Some of the most popular PA Lottery Fast Play games include:

  • Fast Cash Bingo
  • Triple Win
  • Gold Fish
  • Keystone Cash
  • Lucky You

Monitor games

The PA iLottery may also add Keno and Virtual Sports monitor games available at select retailers across the state.

Keno is a fast-draw lottery game with drawings occurring every four minutes, seven days a week. Players try to match up to 10 of 20 numbers drawn. Monitors at retail locations display the outcome of each draw.

Virtual sports are fast-draw lottery games with simulated sporting events occurring every four to five minutes, seven days a week. Players wager on the outcome and the PA Lottery randomly generates animated sports-themed outcomes displayed on monitors at retail locations.

Pennsylvania online lottery account

In order to buy lottery tickets online, players will need to sign up for an account on the PAiLottery.com site. This is consistent with the process in other states offering online lottery sales.

PA players will need to be 18 years or older, have a valid PA address, and be within PA state borders in order to play online lottery games or buy lottery tickets online.

Making a deposit

You can deposit funds securely into your PA Lottery online account using one of several methods, including:

  • Visa debit
  • Mastercard debit
  • ACH
  • PayNearMe

Collecting winnings

The PA online lottery is similar to most other states with online lottery sales. That means wins up to $600 will automatically deposit into your PA Lottery online account. However, anything above that may need to be claimed in person at a PA Lottery office. Prizes of more than $50,000 will most definitely need to be claimed in person at PA Lottery headquarters.

The Pennsylvania online lottery and the law

In December 2011, the US Department of Justice released a legal opinion on the Federal Wire Act. The opinion was that it only applies to sports bets. This ultimately paved the way for individual states to allow lottery sales online. Several states soon started online lottery sales programs:

  • Illinois
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota (since repealed)
  • New Hampshire

The Pennsylvania Lottery has been around since 1972. Its proceeds go to programs for elderly residents as mandated by the government.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board does not oversee the Pennsylvania Lottery. However, it does fall under the purview of the PA House of Representatives’ Gaming Oversight Committee. The PA Lottery will run its own online sales program with oversight by the same legislative committee.