Sunday, December 9, 2012
This week, some state House Democrats voiced their opposition to Gov. Corbett's plan to award a contract to privatize the lottery to Camelot Group—with no other bidders in the running.
The Pennsylvania Lottery is one of the most successful and well-managed state lotteries in the nation. Last year, the PA Lottery had annual sales in excess of $3.2 billion and, according to House Democrats, has held administrative costs to record lows of just over 2 percent. According to DailyFinance.com, Pennsylvania State Lottery has steered $20.6 billion to a variety of causes since it began, but its profits have primarily been funneled into an elderly benefits fund. This fund includes subsidies for transportation, tax rebates and Medicare. As of last year, about 61 percent of the annual ticket sales go to prizes, 30 percent goes to the state and the rest is for expenses. That's a higher percentage of prize return than most other states…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Find out where to buy a Powerball ticket in Bridgeville, Collier, Heidelberg, Scott, South Fayette and Mt. Lebanon before Wednesday night's drawing to win the $550 million jackpot.
Wednesday night's historic Powerball jackpot rose to a record $550 million on and many Pittsburgh area residents are expected to purchase a ticket Wednesday—if they haven't already. According to the official Pennsylvania Lottery's website, there are numerous places to purchase a ticket in Bridgeville, Collier, Heidelberg, Scott, South Fayette and Mt. Lebanon. Below are a few of the convenience stores that sell the tickets. There has been no Powerball winner since Oct. 6. The chance of winning the $500 million jackpot is 1 in 175,223,510. Good luck (you'll need it)!
Friday, March 30, 2012
Someone could win $640 million if their number is drawn tonight! What would you do with that money? Tell us in the comments!
Someone will win a record-setting $640 million Mega Millions jackpot today—and if not now, then an even bigger prize later. That is a whole lot of money! So what would you do if you won that much cash? Would you travel, buy luxury items, save it? Maybe you'll donate some to a charity or save for the future. Split the money up with family? Save some for college funds? Buy a house and go on several vacations—and probably have some to spare? Everyone dreams of winning big at one point or another, so tell us about it below! Remember, the deadline to buy a ticket is at 9:59 p.m. on Friday. Don't know where to buy a ticket? We've got you covered! To find a location near you, click here.