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Pennsylvania (PA) Lottery General Information
The Pennsylvania Lottery was established on August 26, 1971, by a legislative act, Title 91. Proceeds were initially targeted
to provide property tax relief for the elderly in the Commonwealth. Since its introduction, program benefits funded by the
Pennsylvania Lottery have expanded to include rent rebates, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, and free
and reduced-fare transit for older Pennsylvanians and reduced vehicle registration fees, programs administered by the Pennsylvania
Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The Pennsylvania Department of Aging administers a co-pay prescription drug program,
the Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly (PACE), and allocates funding for Area Agencies on Aging services,
as well. The Pennsylvania Lottery is the only state lottery that exclusively targets its proceeds to benefit older citizens.
Even if they don't become millionaires, senior citizens in Pennsylvania love the state lottery -- it's the only state where lottery proceeds are used solely for their benefit.
Lottery-financed programs for elderly Pennsylvanians include property-tax relief, rent rebates, free and reduced-fare transit, co-pay prescriptions, meals-on-wheels, in-home care, and 52 area offices on aging.
Established in 1971, the lottery is required to dedicate 30% of every dollar to elderly programs and 40% to prizes, though the actual amounts have been closer to 40% and 50%, respectively.
The lottery offers online, instant-win, daily, and weekly games. Retailers earn a 5% commission on the tickets they sell.