MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Lottery Scratch-Offs players claimed $158,393,768 in prizes during August, including three prizes of $1 million claimed by winners in Allegheny, Armstrong and Dauphin counties.
Other sizable scratch-offs prizes claimed during August included six prizes of $300,000, one $250,000 prize, and 16 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.
Scratch-Offs currently offer prizes ranging from a free ticket to $3 million. Before purchase, players should review and understand the rules, prizes remaining and specific chances of winning found at palottery.com. Prizes expire one year from a Scratch-Off game's end-sale date posted at palottery.com.
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.
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