Pennsylvania Lottery was created by the Pennsylvania General Assembly on August 26, 1971, two months later after Henry Kaplan was appointed as the first executive director of the lottery. The Pennsylvania Lottery sold its first lottery ticket on March 7, 1972, and drew its first official lottery numbers on March 15, 1972.
The Pennsylvania State Lottery is the only lottery that allocates 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 Lottery introduced Pick 5 in August, 2008, as Quinto which was renamed to Pick 5 on January 27, 2015, and since then the game has produced a considerable number of winners.
To affirm your win, dive in The Lottery Lab and confirm your Pennsylvania Lottery numbers with us. Lottery prizes up to $2500 or less, should be claimed at any authorized Pennsylvania Lottery retailer. You can also claim lottery prizes up to $2500 by mailing it to the official address of the Pennsylvania Lottery. Lottery winnings above $2500 should be claimed at the authorized Pennsylvania Lottery Claim Centers.
All the claims sent through the mail should fill out a claim form available on the official website. You need to fill in the back of your winning ticket, complete the Winner Claim Form and mail it to the Pennsylvania P.O. Box address along with your signed original winning ticket, and copies of your valid government-issued photo ID and social security card. You can claim your lottery prizes within 365 days from the date of the drawing. It is advised that you take your time, assemble a professional team of tax attorneys, finance managers, accountants, etc before claiming your winnings. Confirm if your state allows you to claim you winnings anonymously.
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