|Game||Draw Date||Results||Next Drawing Date|
|Powerball||08/20/2014||04-08-21-38-40, Powerball: 03, Power Play: 2||08/23/2014|
|MEGA Millions||08/22/2014||05-31-34-41-74, Mega Ball: 03||08/26/2014|
|Match 6 Lotto||08/21/2014||06-09-11-40-44-46||08/25/2014|
|Big 4 Midday||08/22/2014||5-0-8-2||08/23/2014|
|Daily Number Midday||08/22/2014||3-0-9||08/23/2014|
|Big 4 Evening||08/22/2014||0-9-1-2||08/23/2014|
|Daily Number Evening||08/22/2014||9-6-6||08/23/2014|
Over the last 600 years, the lottery has come a long way. However, the premise behind the first recorded lottery has not changed. The first lottery on record took place in 1490 and the proceeds from this initial lottery were used to help fund the colonial army at the time. The lotteries that have taken place since then have been used to fund many activities. In New York before the state lottery was approved, lotteries were used to help fund the construction of roads, bridges, and ferries. Yale, Harvard, and Princeton, three of the United States most prestigious educational institutions, would have not been possible without the use of a lottery. Today state lottery proceeds are used in much the same way.
The Pennsylvania Lottery is one of the oldest lotteries in the United States. This state’s lottery began on August 26, 1971. It was created when voters approved and enacted Act 91 or 1971. On October 21st of that same year, Henry Kaplan was appointed as the first executive director of the Pennsylvania Lottery. The Pennsylvania Lottery began selling $0.50 tickets on March 7, 1972. The game featured weekly drawings and the grand prize that could be won by lucky players was $1 million. There were four winners of the $1 million maximum jackpot in a half a year’s time. However, this did not hurt the lottery, it helped it surpass its initial sales projection goal. The initial sales projection goal for the first year of operation was set at $30 million, however, the popularity of the lottery and the good odds generated $57.7 million. By 1973, the lottery had expanded to offering three different weekly drawing games and offered Lucky 7 and Winner’s Choice, both $1 games. Since this time, the lottery has continued to expand over the years and now offers many different types of games from instant win scratch offs to national lottery games like Powerball.
Since its inception almost 40 years ago, the Pennsylvania Lottery has been used to generate revenue in support of the elderly. This is what voters agreed to allocate the revenue to from the start. When the lottery first started in 1971, all proceeds minus what was kept for operations and player payouts, went to alleviate the stress on the elderly concerning rent and property tax relief. Since 1971, proceeds have been used to create additional programs to help senior citizens in the state. These programs include rent rebates, free or reduced transit, programs for lower cost prescription drugs known as PACE and PACENET, long-term living services, and 52 Areas on Aging which includes in excess of 600 part-time and full-time centers for the seniors across the entire state of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is the only state with a lottery system whose proceeds go completely to the care of senior citizens.
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One of the most famous lottery winners in the state of Pennsylvania was William “Bud” Post. Post won a $16.2 million jackpot in 1988 by playing the Pennsylvania state lottery. After receiving the money, a former girlfriend sued him for a share of it and won the case. Shortly after the court case with his ex-girlfriend was complete, Post’s brother tried hiring a hit man to kill him so he could inherit the money. That was not the end of Post’s troubles either. Friends and family both came out of the wood work and contacted him incessantly to borrow money from him as well. Within one year of striking it big, Post ended up filing for bankruptcy because he was $1 million in debt. Currently Post still resides in Pennsylvania. He lives on food stamps and receives $450 a month from the state to live off of.
Like all states, the Pennsylvania lottery offers lotto type games that require numbers to be drawn weekly for the sake of matching player’s ticket numbers to win a promised jackpot. Players get their tickets from retailers throughout the state where they can either choose their own numbers to play or have the lottery machines choose the numbers for them randomly. The numbers are then made public in a variety of ways. You can find the most current numbers drawn in the newspaper the next day following the drawings. You can also see the most current winning number on the local news. Most states will even air the drawings on live television between television shows on local channels. You can find the winning Pennsylvania lottery numbers at Superpages.com and you can find more information at the official Website for the Pennsylvania Lottery.