Pennsylvania lottery generates more than $1 billion for ninth consecutive year


The Pennsylvania Lottery generated $1.14 billion to benefit older Pennsylvanians during the 2019-20 fiscal year. This was the ninth consecutive year the Lottery generated more than $1 billion for programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians. 

“Although we faced many challenges this fiscal year, we are thrilled the Lottery had another successful year in which we generated over $1 billion in profit for the vital programs that older Pennsylvanians rely on throughout the commonwealth,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko.

“The support of our players, our business partners and the entire Lottery team made this possible. We take great pride in the fact that we are the only Lottery in the U.S. that dedicates all of its proceeds to benefit older adults. We are already hard at work looking for new and innovative ways to continue responsibly growing our business to support our older residents.”

The Lottery sold nearly $4.47 billion in its traditional games, which include Scratch-Off, Draw and Monitor Games. While Scratch-Off ticket sales alone grew more than 7 percent from the previous fiscal year, overall traditional game sales were down by more than $33.8 million, or 0.75 percent, from the prior fiscal year.

Meanwhile, the Lottery recorded $731 million in online play, an increase of $349.8 million, or nearly 92 percent, from the prior fiscal year.