Lottery players in Pennsylvania can now enjoy the game from the comfort of their homes.
The state of Pennsylvania recently announced that it has rolled out 11 iLottery games that offer players chances to win up to $250,000, making it the seventh U.S. state to sell online lottery games.
The games that went live in Pennsylvania on Monday were Cash Buster Towers, Crossword Cash, Monster Wins, Super Gems, Big Money Slingo, Foxin’ Wins, Cash in the Lamp, Big Foot Reveal, Robin Hood Reveal, Super Cash Buster, and Volcano.
Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko said these interactive games may be downloaded and played on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Players must be physically located in Pennsylvania to access these games, according to the official.
Players may try out demo versions of the interactive games for free at pailottery.com before they decide to sign-up for an account. Svitko added that the Pennsylvania Lottery has partnered with more than 9,400 Pennsylvania retailers to encourage players to sign up for iLottery.
Apple users may download the PA Lottery Official App while Android users should visit palottery.com/android or text APP to 54187 to receive a special Android download link.
While lottery games sold in stores remain Pennsylvania’s business foundation, Svitko hopes that the iLottery will lure millennials to play the games.
Like the other states that have approved online lottery, Pennsylvania has safety nets to promote responsible play, including requiring online lottery players to be 18 years of age and prohibiting the use of credit cards (debit cards or linked bank accounts preferred). It also features a number of player-controlled settings, including limits on deposits, spending and time spent playing.
Online lottery players can also take a “cool-off” break of up to 30 days or self-exclude entirely for one-year or five-year periods.