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Pennsylvania Lottery - Lottery proceeds, Current online games, fix of 1980

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State law regulations state that no less than forty percent of lottery proceeds must be payed out as prizes and that no less than thirty percent must be used to fund programs. In the 2003-2004 time period, almost $2.4 billion in revenue was acquired. Nearly $1.4 billion was paid out in prizes, $8.2 million paid to programs, $2 million was paid in commissions, and $60 million paid out in advertising.

Current online games

The Pennsylvania Lottery has six online games available.

Daily Number

The Daily Number is a game featuring three digits and is drawn twice daily every weekday. A single ticket costs anywhere from fifty-cents to five dollars. Tickets are available for purchase up to a week in advance and can be played in five ways.

Big 4

The Big 4 is a game featuring four digits and is drawn twice daily every weekday. Tickets cost fifty-cents to five dollars. Tickets can be bought up to a week in advance and can be played in two ways.

Cash 5

Cash 5 is a game featuring five numbers from 1 to 39 and is drawn once daily every weekday. The cost of a ticket is one dollar apiece. Tickets can be bought up to a week in advance. The jackpot for each and every drawing is $100,000, the jackpot increasing if there is no winner in the previous drawing. The Cash 5 jackpot is paid in cash and four prize amounts are available.

MATCH 6

Match 6 is a game featuring six numbers from 1 to 49 and is drawn once daily on Fridays and Tuesdays. The cost of tickets is $2.00 apiece. Tickets can be bought up to thirteen weeks in advance. The jackpot for every drawing is $500,000, the jackpot increasing if there is no winner from the previous drawing. The Match 6 jackpot is paid in cash and has eleven prize amounts available.

Powerball

Powerball is a game played in multiple states. It is drawn every Saturday and Wednesday.

Pennsylvania Lottery fix of 1980

Nick Perry, the host of the Pennsylvania lottery drawing plotted to rig the Daily Number in 1980. When the number “666” was drawn, lottery authorities became suspicious. It was said that the lottery was fixed by Fred and Perry Luman who swapped the normal ping pong balls with weighted ones, except for the balls with numbers 6 or 4 on them. Only balls numbered with 6 and 4 were light enough to be drawn into the machine. Peter and Jack Margos were convicted along with Jerry Hammer and several other men. “Lucky Numbers,” a film starring Lisa Kudrow and John Travolta was based on the fix of 1980.

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