Pennsylvania lottery sales jump 8%


For the twelfth consecutive year, the Pennsylvania Lottery said that it has generated profits of more than $1 billion. 

For the 2022-2023 fiscal year the lottery generated more than $1.1 billion. Profits from the lottery go towards senior citizen programs in the state including prescription assistance and property tax and rent rebates. 

This year’s profit came from the lottery selling a total of $4.98 billion in traditional games, which include Scratch-Off tickets and Draw Games, such as Powerball and Mega Millions.  

The lottery’s online games, which launched in 2018 also generated $922.7 million in sales.  

“This fiscal year was the second-best for total sales in the lottery’s more than 50-year history,” said Secretary of Revenue Pat Browne. “The Pennsylvania Lottery takes great pride in the fact that it’s the only lottery in the U.S. that dedicates all of its proceeds to benefit older residents. The lottery is already hard at work looking for new and innovative ways to continue responsibly generating funds for programs that so many older Pennsylvanians rely on each day.”  

Sales of Scratch-Off games totaled more than $3.3 billion, down slightly by $164.8 million, or over 4.7%, from the previous year. These games account for more than 67% percent of total traditional sales. 

The lottery’s $872.5 million in online instant play increased by nearly $126 million, or more than 8 percent, from the prior fiscal year. This is the second-best sales year for online sales. Online Draw Game ticket sales totaled $50.1 million, an increase of $22.4 million, or 81%.  

The Pennsylvania Lottery operates as a bureau within the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.