MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Lottery players, get ready for the dawn of a new era: the PICK family of games will launch on Jan. 27.
- PICK 2, a new, twice-daily draw game, will allow players to choose any two-digit number.
- After nearly 38 years, The Daily Number – the Pennsylvania Lottery's first daily draw game – will become PICK 3.
- BIG 4, launched in 1980, will become PICK 4.
- Quinto, launched in 2008, will become PICK 5.
The PICK games will be played exactly like the existing games and drawn twice daily, making it easy for new and existing players to immediately understand how to play and win.
"The PICK games are 'Easy to Say, Simple to Play'," said Lottery Executive Director Sil Lutkewitte. "They will help to reinvigorate our draw games portfolio through a fresh, new look, a coordinated marketing strategy and new second-chance opportunities."
The first new second-chance opportunity will take place from Feb. 2 to Feb. 26, when the Take Your Pick! Second-Chance Drawings will allow players of any PICK game to enter one of two drawings to win either a $50,000 top prize or one of 100 cash prizes of $1,000.
All PICK game tickets bearing an official entry code will be eligible for entry through the Second-Chance Prize Zone™ inside the VIP Players Club at palottery.com or via the Pennsylvania Lottery's official smartphone app.
Tickets must be entered before they are presented for prize validation and payment in order to be considered for the second-chance drawings.
To create a seamless change for regular players, advance-play tickets purchased for The Daily Number, BIG 4 and Quinto prior to Jan. 27 will be valid for play as PICK games. Although old playslips will continue to work, players will find new playslips at retailers in late January.
The Daily Number was launched on March 1, 1977, becoming the first Pennsylvania Lottery game where players picked their own numbers. BIG 4 joined the nightly drawing lineup on Nov. 22, 1980. Mid-day drawings for both games were added on Feb. 11, 2003.
Quinto, which allows players to pick five numbers, debuted on Aug. 26, 2008 with mid-day and evening drawings.
For more information on how to play Pennsylvania Lottery games, visit www.palottery.com.
About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $24.7 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state.
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.
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