Two more lottery games are available online for players in Pennsylvania. Recently, the Pennsylvania Lottery added Cash4Life and Treasure Hunt to its list of online offerings, joining MegaMillions and Powerball.
“This is another part of our modernization effort to help us responsibly generate funds that benefit older Pennsylvanians, while meeting our players where they already are, which is online,” Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko said in a news release.
Six states including Pennsylvania offer online lottery: Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan and New Hampshire.
Details on new games being offered
Cash4Life costs $2 per play, and players choose five numbers from 1-60 and one number from 1-4, otherwise known as the “Cash Ball”. Quick pick is also offered to players who are ok with random numbers. The grand prize is $1,000 a day for life, while the second-highest prize gives winners $1,000 a week for life. A huge prize, no doubt, but don’t expect to hit the biggest prize often. The odds for the grand prize are 1 in 21.8 million, but overall odds for any prize are 1 in 8. Drawings are held daily at 9 p.m. When making your purchase, you can buy for the next 10 drawings.
Treasure Hunt costs $1 per play, and players select five numbers from 1-30. Like Cash4Life, a Quick pick option is also available. The jackpot rolls over each night there isn’t a winner with the jackpot starting at $10,000. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 142,506 while the odds of any prize are 1 in 5.45. Drawings are held every day while tickets can be purchased for the next seven drawings.
How to sign up
Users can create an account on pailottery.com by securely submitting proof of identity and age. To purchase lottery tickets online, accounts need to be pre-funded. Proof of Pennsylvania residency is proven by geolocation tools.
Several different payment options are provided: electronic check, Visa/MasterCard debit, Visa/MasterCard/Discover credit, PayPal, PayNearMe, WebCash and PA Lottery Play+.
WebCash can be purchased at any Pennsylvania Lottery retailer from the touchscreen vending machines or cashier counter.
Credit cards have a max deposit of $1,000 in a 24-hour period, while Pay Near Me limits users to $500 a day. The minimum withdrawal for all methods is $10. More deposit and withdrawal information can be found on the pailottery.com website.
The PA Lottery app provides mobile play opportunities on the Apple App Store and Android. For Android users, visit palottery.com/android or text APP to 54187 to receive a download link. The app offered on the Google Play Store does not offer the option to play games online.
Is there a deposit bonus?
Yes. Pennsylvania Lottery matches a user’s first-time deposit up to $250 with a minimum deposit of $10. The bonus money and deposit must be wagered 10 times to be converted into cash. For example, if a $250 deposit is matched $250, players must wager $5,000 to have the bonus money converted to cash. New players who register also get the opportunity to receive $5 in free play when registering.
What else is offered in the app?
The Pennsylvania Lottery first launched online games in May 2018. Over the last couple of years, dozens of additional games have been added, including Red Hot 10s, James Bond 007, Monster Wins, CashWord Bonus, Keno, Slingo and Deal or No Deal.
The addition of lottery games and the pandemic has driven more people to use the app and website. Sales rose $350 million to $731 million from July 2019 through June 2020, according to triblive.com.