Business is booming at the Pennsylvania Lottery, which generated a record-breaking $1.3 billion-plus in the past year.
Online lottery games, which launched in May 2018, continue to grow. They made 97 players very happy—and really rich, winning at least $1 million each. A couple of ginormous Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots also propelled sales, including a $516 Mega Millions jackpot ticket sold in May.
It was the 10th year in a row that net proceeds from the Pennsylvania Lottery exceeded $1 billion. The results were driven by more than $5 billion in sales of traditional games such as scratch-off tickets and multi-state lottery games. Scratch-offs made up almost 71 percent of sales for the year ending in June, up 17 percent from the previous year. Draw games, such as Powerball and Mega Millions, accounted for 25 percent. Pick 3 was the third most popular game.
Now, the lottery has added to its list of popular online games, which already includes favorites like The Wizard of Oz, GoldFish, Grumpy Cat and Massive Money Match.
The newest titles are 5X, 10X, 20X, 50X Blowout and Astro Portals. Why not try your luck? You could be the next millionaire!
5X, 10X, 20X, 50X Blowout
5X, 10X, 20X, 50X Blowout is a key number match-style game. Features include a chance to win an instant cash prize 10 times the original play amount! This game has an auto-play option, where you can automatically go for up to 20 game rounds.
The minimum price is 20 cents, the maximum play is $30. The overall chances of winning in this game are 1 in 11.56.
A play grid appears on the main game screen featuring WINNING NUMBERS and YOUR NUMBERS. When any of the YOUR NUMBERS matches any WINNING NUMBER, you win the PRIZE shown under the matching number.
If you reveal a BLOWOUT symbol in the main game screen during main game play, you win 10 TIMES the selected PLAY AMOUNT for that round—instantly!
5X, 10X, 20X, 50X Blowout has an AUTO PLAY feature. To use this feature, select the AUTO PLAY button to set the number of AUTO PLAY rounds. You can select 5, 10, 15, or 20 AUTO PLAYs for the game. The game will automatically play through the selected number of PLAYS at the selected PLAY AMOUNT.
Your portal to winning big is now open—it’s iLottery’s newest e-Instant game, Astro Portals! Pass through for your chance to win an out-of-this-world prize, up to $150,000!
Press PLAY and the symbols will fall into place on the 4×3 game board. If a winning pattern is revealed, those symbols are eliminated, and new symbols fall from the top to fill the gaps created.
If the new symbols lead to a new winning pattern, the process continues until no winning patterns are present. Once no winning patterns are present, the total is awarded to the player.
Winning patterns are clusters of 3 or more matching symbols where each symbol is directly above, below, or to the left or right of another matching symbol. They win the corresponding prize in the Prize Chart.
If a MULTIPLIER is on the board when a winning pattern is revealed, it gets added to the Multiplier Total for that game round. Each Multiplier Symbol increases the multiplier by 1. For example, revealing 1 multiplier symbol (alongside a winning pattern) increases the multiplier for that round to x2.
Multipliers that enter onto the board after a winning pattern is cleared are not added to the Multiplier Total unless a new winning pattern is created by the new blocks that enter the board.
At the end of the game round (i.e. when no more winning patterns are present) the win amount for that round is multiplied by the Multiplier Total, which is shown beneath the main game board. The Multiplier Total resets to x1 after each game round.
Finding 2 or more instant symbols in a single game board wins an Instant Prize. The 2 or more symbols combine to reveal a prize that is awarded.
Easy Money at the Pennsylvania Lottery
The Pennsylvania Lottery has some new exciting offers, yours for the taking from now through September:
- August 13-15: Make your first deposit and get $25 in Free Play
- August 20-26: Deposit $10, play $10 and get $50 on Astro Portals
- August 27-September 30: Make your first deposit and get a Free $2 Powerball Ticket for every Powerball draw in September
Did you know …?
When you play the Pennsylvania Lottery, you’re helping to fund programs for seniors in the Keystone State. All profits go to help older Pennsylvanians—help that was especially important during Covid-19, says Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko.
“We’re extremely proud that we kept funds flowing to programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians during a year when many sorely needed this assistance.”
It’s a snap to play Pennsylvania Lottery online games. Just fill out a simple form at PAiLottery.com. You must be 18 or older to play.