MIDDLETOWN, Pa., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrating May as Older Pennsylvanians Month, the Pennsylvania Lottery thanked its players today for making possible nearly $23.7 billion in lottery-funded benefits for older adults since the first game went on sale in 1972.
"Pennsylvania Lottery players should feel great about making a positive difference in the lives of older adults," said Lottery Executive Director Sil Lutkewitte. "The more than $1 billion generated by the Lottery last year to fund benefits for older Pennsylvanians would not have been possible without our players."
The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only lottery to dedicate all proceeds to support benefits to older adults, which include:
- Low-cost prescription help offered through the PACE and PACENET programs;
- Property tax and rent rebates provided through the Department of Revenue;
- Free transit and reduced-fare shared rides;
- Long-term living services; and
- Numerous local services offered through the state's 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including hundreds of full- and part-time senior centers.
Learn more about lottery-funded benefits for older Pennsylvanians online at www.palottery.com and select "Benefits Info." The site includes contact information for service providers and a clickable map showing benefits funding for each county.
The Lottery's nightly drawing show also highlights information about benefits and services for older Pennsylvanians.
The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds players to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. For help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-848-1880.
Visit www.palottery.com for drawings results, game demos and odds, winners' stories, our VIP Players Club offering coupons and giveaways, and to subscribe to text and email alerts. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/palottery or follow us at www.twitter.com/palottery.
Media contact: Gary Miller or Lauren Bottaro, 717-702-8008
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery