MIDDLETOWN, Pa., March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians age 55 and older are needed to volunteer as witnesses on the Pennsylvania Lottery's evening drawing show, an important job that serves the public interest.
"Witnesses play an active role in ensuring the complete integrity of lottery drawings," said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. "Our witnesses tell us they enjoy the experience and are always impressed with the careful work that goes into making each drawing fair and secure."
Witnesses perform different functions on two consecutive evenings, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., each night. Over the two nights, witnesses select the drawing machines and ball sets used for drawings, observe all pre-drawing and post-drawing tests and, on one of the nights, appear on-camera during the live televised drawing show.
Witnesses work with two Pennsylvania Lottery drawing officials, who will directly perform all drawing tasks, and two independent Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), who will monitor all tasks to ensure that all procedures are properly performed and security standards are met.
Drawings take place at WITF-TV in Harrisburg. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation and, if necessary, lodging. Scheduling is usually conducted a month or more in advance.
Visit www.palottery.com and look under "About Us" and "Become a PA Lottery Drawing Show Witness" to find an email address and phone number to learn more about the opportunity.
The 6:59 p.m. drawing show is carried by the following television stations: WJET, Erie; WGAL, Lancaster; WTAJ, Altoona; WNEP, Scranton; WTXF, Philadelphia; and WPXI, Pittsburgh.
The evening drawing includes all PICK games and Cash 5, seven nights a week. It also features the Match 6 Lotto drawing on Mondays and Thursdays.
In addition to watching the drawing show to find out winning numbers, players may visit palottery.com, use the Lottery's official mobile app or call the toll-free results hotline, 1-877-282-4639. Players should be sure to check every ticket, every time, using a scanner at a Lottery retailer.
The Pennsylvania Lottery began televised drawings in 1977.
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 $25.8 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.
MEDIA CONTACT: Lottery Public Relations, 717-702-8008
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery