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On August 26, 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery was established with the enactment of Act 91 of 1971. Initially, the proceeds of the lottery were targeted to provide property tax relief for the seniors of Pennsylvania. Since its establishment, the lottery has funded programs including rent debates, the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET, long-term living services, free and reduced-fare transit, and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers across Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Lottery is the only state lottery that targets all its proceeds to the seniors or the older residents of Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Lottery introduced Match 6 in January 2004, with its first drawing held on January 30. Since then, the lottery has produced a considerable number of Pennsylvania Match 6 winners.

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The Pennsylvania State Lottery was established in 1971 and held its first draw in 1972. The Pennsylvania State Lottery is the only lottery that allocates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania governs the state lottery, wherein it executes and regulates the operational power over the lottery. Since its establishment, the lottery has contributed more than $29 billion to programs like low-cost prescription assistance, senior centers and meals, care services, and property tax rebates.

Pennsylvania State Lottery Beneficiaries

Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales and unclaimed prizes go back to the community for -Older Pennsylvanians

Pennsylvania State Lottery Contact Information

1200 Fulling Mill Road, Suite 1
Middletown, PA 17057
Phone: (717) 702-8000
Toll-Free: (800) 692-7481

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