July 8, 2016 |
Tickets sold in South Jersey and western Pennsylvania won $1 million each in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing, but no one won the top prize, pushing the jackpot up to $508 million. The Pennsylvania and New Jersey winners each matched the five white balls drawn (29, 46, 53, 64 and 73) but missed the Mega Ball of 10, falling shy of the $454 million jackpot. The top prize for Friday's drawing now stands at $508 million for the annuity, or $357 million cash. The prize would be Mega Millions' third-largest jackpot ever and the seventh-biggest U.S. lottery prize of all time.
June 24, 2016 |
HARRISBURG - The House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a proposal to legalize online wagering and permit slot machines in airports and off-track betting sites, a plan supporters say could generate $250 million a year in revenue. The bill, which also would regulate and tax fantasy sports contests, still needs final approval by the House and in the Senate, where its fate is not assured. Proponents hailed it as a key step as the state inches toward a new fiscal year without a budget deal yet in place.
June 22, 2016 |
Several Pennsylvania and New Jersey lottery players have racked up big wins in recent games. Two tickets sold in the Philadelphia suburbs split a $266,300 prize in Friday's Treasure Hunt drawing, Pennsylvania Lottery officials said. The tickets, sold in Bucks and Chester counties, matched all five numbers drawn (5, 9, 14, 16 and 28) to hit the jackpot, the game's highest prize ever, officials said. The lucky tickets were sold at the Village Market located at 599 Washington Crossing Road in Newtown and at the Let's Go Mart at 851 S. High St. in West Chester.
May 20, 2016 |
A Mega Millions ticket sold in Delaware County is worth $1 million after the game's most recent drawing. The lucky ticket matched all five white balls drawn Tuesday (17, 24, 27, 48 and 75) but missed the Mega Ball of 6, falling just short of the $174 million jackpot. The ticket was sold at the Marcus Hook Newsstand, located at 9 E. 10th St. in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania Lottery officials said. The newsstand gets a $5,000 bonus for selling the prize-winning ticket. The winner has one year from the drawing date to claim the prize.
May 4, 2016 |
A lottery ticket sold at a Wawa in Montgomery County is worth $1.2 million after a recent drawing. The ticket matched all six winning numbers (10, 16, 17, 22, 47 and 48) in Thursday's Match 6 game, Pennsylvania Lottery officials said. The jackpot winner was sold at the Wawa located at 981 N. Wales Road in North Wales. The store gets a $10,000 bonus for selling the ticket. The winner has one year from the drawing date to claim the prize. The ticket wasn't the only recent big winner in the Philadelphia suburbs.
January 16, 2016 |
It wasn't the mind-boggling Powerball jackpot, but a ticket sold at the Wawa store at 76 Springside Rd. in Westampton, Burlington County, won some lucky customer $2 million. "It was exciting," said Dan Steere, the store's assistant general manager. "Everyone was ecstatic that we sold one of the highest tickets," he said. Another ticket, sold in Chester County - at the Landhope Farms store in Kennett Square - was worth $1 million, Pennsylvania Lottery officials said. Two more $1 million tickets were sold in Lancaster and Northampton Counties.
January 11, 2016 |
If Maurice Rose, 55, were to win the unprecedented $900 million Powerball jackpot, he would buy beachfront homes in Florida, California, and Wildwood, N.J. - and maybe a condo or two in Philadelphia. Rose, who works as a SEPTA manager and lives in West Oak Lane, was at 10th and Market Streets on Saturday afternoon, buying six $2 Powerball tickets. He was hoping "it would be my lucky day. " Lottery fever set off a national frenzy of ticket buying Saturday, just hours before the 10:59 p.m. drawing to win the largest lottery prize ever.
July 3, 2014 |
EVERY CHRISTMAS season, an ebullient guy in a sweater was shown in a Pennsylvania Lottery TV commercial throwing open his window and taking in the happy sight in the street below. Snow is falling, carolers singing, everybody looking eager for the coming holiday. And what would be Christmas without a Pennsylvania lottery ticket as a gift? The man called Joe comes out of his house and, acting like Ebenezer Scrooge after his conversion, hurries to Rita's coffee stand and other businesses, handing out the lottery tickets to thrilled recipients.
January 27, 2014 |
HARRISBURG - With Pennsylvania's budget forecast gloomy, the legislature looks to be placing its bets on gambling. As budget discussions unfold over the next few months, it is widely expected that the GOP-controlled House and Senate, along with the Corbett administration, will seriously consider a proposal to expand lottery gambling and, possibly, one to legalize online gambling. Both measures could mean hundreds of millions in annual tax revenue at a time when the state is in the red. The administration says Pennsylvania could be facing at least a $1.2 billion budget gap for the fiscal year that begins July 1. But the proposals are also bound to stir anew concerns that Pennsylvania is moving at breakneck speed to offer more options to gamble, which many believe will increase addiction and the social ills that go with it. Gov. Corbett, for instance, signed a law late last year allowing small games of chance - including pull-tab games and raffles - in bars and restaurants.
December 13, 2013 |
K ATHLEEN KANE , Pennsylvania's attorney general since January, is now considering a run for higher elected office. The Scranton native is not planning to enter the crowded 2014 Democratic primary election for governor, as many speculated. Instead, Kane is eyeing a 2016 run for the U.S. Senate against Pat Toomey , a Lehigh Valley Republican. Three sources close to Kane confirmed that she is very interested in a 2016 Senate run. "I think she sees it as a good opportunity," one of the sources said.