The PA iLottery went live with nearly a dozen new games during the month of May, making it the latest form of new gambling in the state that has been launched since the passage of landmark gambling expansion last October.
The Pennsylvania lottery has been available since 1972 but games have only been live as of May 2018.
“Adding iLottery games, Keno and virtual sports monitor games will help us to remain competitive in a rapidly changing business climate, but lottery games sold at retail will remain the foundation of our business and generate the majority of funds to benefit older Pennsylvanians,” Executive Director Drew Svitko said.
A Summary of the Pennsylvania Online Lottery
The launch of the PA iLottery brings the Pennsylvania Lottery into the 21st Century with games that can be played quickly, easily and safely. Indepedent from online casino games, the PA iLottery provides citizens with a way to play lottery-based games from a computer.
Players will be able to play for free through a demo version or a $5 Free Bonus and be able to try the games without risking any of their own funds.
Deposits are convenient and safe, customer service options are plentiful, the games are engaging and most importantly – fun. The Pennsylvania Online Lottery can be played anywhere in the state with any supported device.
What is the Pennsylvania iLottery?
A branch of the Pennsylvania Lottery, the PA iLottery is a form of new lottery games that can be played via the internet.
Who can participate in the Pennsylvania iLottery?
To participate in the Pennsylvania iLottery, players must be 18 years of age and older and be located in the state of Pennsylvania at the time of play.
Residents of Pennsylvania will need to create an iLottery account and submit information to have their age and identity verified.
How can a player access iLottery games?
Players must go to PAilottery.com to register for an account to play.
After an account has been approved, you can play iLottery games from any internet enabled device including a computer/laptop, tablet and phone (iOS, Android). An app with access to iLottery games is also available through Android (via the palottery.com website) and through iOS.
What about an PA iLottery Bonus?
To try out the new games, all new customers are able to receive a $5 free bonus after signing up. Players must play the bonus 1x in order to cashout.
Bonus progress can be monitored from the “My Bonuses” section within your “My Account” section.
How does the PA Lottery Online VIP Club work?
When you sign-up to the PA Lottery Online, you will automatically be enrolled into the PA Lottery VIP Club. The program packs a variety of perks and features but most of them are limited to perks that come from playing the traditional PA Lottery.
We would anticipate that this would change in the coming months, but players can receive Second Chance drawings and giveaways or Coupon Codes, which are effectively discounts on the purchase of lottery tickets. Occasionally, the Pennsylvania Lottery will offer special limited-time promotions.
What games are available in the PA iLottery?
Players can play a variety of games on the PAiLottery website with apparently more games in the pipeline.
As of late May 2018, the iLottery has eleven games that are available to play online. The games include Foxin Wins Reveal, Super Cash Busters, Big Money Slingo, Big Foot Reveal, Crossword Cash, Cash in the Lamp, Super Gems, Robin Hood Reveal, Volcano Reveal, Cash Buster Towers and Monster Wins Reveal.
Although currently outside the iLottery platform, Keno was among the games that went live this month.
Players are able to try out demos of each of the games to get an understanding of how they work before playing. Below is a screen shot of Foxin Wins Reveal game, an online scratch off game that is similar to other Reveal games that you can find in the PA Lottery Online.
More traditional games such as scratch-offs, draw games and “Fast Play” games will not be available online — at least right away. But consumers can still continue to purchase these games at lottery retailers.
Virtual sports monitor games will also be available this summer.
How to deposit and withdraw on the PA Lottery Online?
Pennsylvanians are able to deposit and withdraw online for the PA iLottery using a variety of methods including ACH echeck, Visa Debit, Mastercard Debit and PayNearMe Cash. A minimum deposit of $10 is required in order to deposit a real money balance.
Withdrawals, which can be made via eCheck, will require a minimum of $10 as well. Players will be required to submit documentation to complete their withdrawal and withdrawal requests may take up to 72 hours to be processed.
Where to go with your questions?
The PA Lottery Online provides players with a variety of ways to contact them if any questions or issues. First go through the Help Center but if your question is not answered there or an account specific issue, you will want to contact live support instead.
PA Online Lottery customer service can be reached through email, live chat or phone. When emailing, you can submit a request through the PA iLottery website or contacting support@PAilottery.com.
More immediate responses can be had through either phone by calling 1-833-530-PLAY (7529) or through the website’s live chat feature, available in the lower right hand corner of the website page.
Where do the proceeds of iLottery games go?
Proceeds from the sale of iLottery products go to help older Pennsylvanians. The funds are directed into five main areas including: property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance and other local services.
What to do if you have a problem gambling?
If you feel you may have a problem with the iLottery, help is available. Players can call 1-800-GAMBLER for help on compulsive gambling.
If you’re ready to try the PA iLottery out, get started today.