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Over $168 Million in PA Lottery Scratch-Offs Prizes Claimed in August


Over $168 Million in PA Lottery Scratch-Offs Prizes Claimed in August

PR Newswire

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Lottery Scratch-Offs winners claimed $168,198,877 in prizes during August, including two $1 million top prizes won in Venango and York counties.

The $1 million winners were sold by Spanky's Tobacco World, 1219 Liberty St., Franklin (Big Money Millionaire), and Rutter's, 160 North Hills Road, East York (Million Dollar Winner).

Across Pennsylvania, other big prizes claimed during the month included:

  • Four $300,000 prizes;
  • Three $250,000 prizes; and
  • Ten prizes of $100,000.

Monthly winner lists posted in the Winners section of include winners of $1,000 or more, although many prizes below that amount were won.

Scratch-Offs games currently offer prizes ranging from a free ticket to $3 million. Before playing any game, players should read and understand the rules, prizes remaining and specific chances of winning found at Check tickets promptly and immediately claim winnings. Prizes expire one year from a Scratch-Off game's end-sale date posted at

The overall chances of winning any prize, printed on the back of each ticket, are stated across all tickets produced in a game and not by consecutive tickets sold per pack. Random distribution ensures the Pennsylvania Lottery and retailers do not know where winning tickets will be sold.

About Us: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed $29 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals. 

Players must be 18 or older. Do not give lottery games to children. Please play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a compulsive gambling problem.

Visit for winning numbers, rules, chances of winning, and to join the VIP Players Club for second chances to win. Play online at Install our official mobile app, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @PALottery.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lottery Media Relations, 717-702-8008

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