MIDDLETOWN, Pa., May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Lottery scratch-offs winners claimed more than $162.8 million during April, including three prizes of $1 million claimed by players in Carbon, Dauphin and Somerset counties. Those big wins were on the Million In An Instant, Million Dollar Gold Rush, and Millionaire scratch-off games.
April's other large scratch-off wins included five prizes of $300,000; two $250,000 prizes; and 13 prizes of $100,000.
Winner lists for all games are posted monthly in the Winners section of palottery.com. The lists include all winners of $1,000 or more, although many prizes below that threshold were won.
Current scratch-off games offer prizes ranging from a free ticket to $3 million. Scratch-offs winners claimed a record of more than $1.9 billion in prizes last fiscal year.
Before purchasing a ticket, players should review the rules, prizes remaining and specific chances of winning for each scratch-off game listed at palottery.com. The overall chances of winning any prize vary by game and are printed on the back of each scratch-off ticket. Overall chances are expressed across all tickets produced in a game and not by tickets sold per pack.
The chances of winning are not influenced by where a scratch-off ticket is purchased. Random distribution of tickets ensures the Pennsylvania Lottery and its 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 nearly $27 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.
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