August 04, 2022
- Harrisburg, PA
Pennsylvania Lottery officials announced that the Lottery generated a profit of nearly $1.2 billion to benefit older Pennsylvanians during the 2021-22 fiscal year. This is the 11th consecutive year the Lottery has generated more than $1 billion for senior programs, which include property tax and rent rebates, free and reduced-fare transportation, prescription assistance, and more.The profit was driven by the Lottery selling a total of $5 billion in traditional games, which include Scratch-Off tickets and Draw Games, such as Powerball® and Mega Millions®. Meanwhile, the Lottery generated $746.5 million in sales from its online games. The Lottery's online games continue to be very popular with players since their launch in May 2018."This fiscal year was the second-best for sales and second-best for profits in the Lottery's 50-year history," said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. "That means Pennsylvania seniors will continue to have access to free and reduced-fare transportation, prescription assistance, free meals, rent and property tax rebates and a host of other programs and services that are funded by the Lottery. We are extremely proud of our commitment and mission to continue funding the programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians."