Pennsylvania Lottery’s instant win online lotto games are the first legal and regulated online gambling products to be introduced in the Commonwealth.
In fact, the first instant win online lotto games were launched on Pennsylvania Lottery’s new online lottery website PAiLottery.com on May 29, 2018.
The State Legislature approved the introduction of online lottery games and online gambling as a part of a comprehensive gambling expansion package it passed in October 2017.
The regulatory and licensing process for Pennsylvania online gambling is still ongoing. However, Pennsylvania Lottery launched its initial online lottery offering with 11 instant win online lotto games at the end of May 2018.
The instant win online lotto games are available on the online lottery website PAiLottery.com. Additionally, the games can be accessed through the Pennsylvania Lottery’s mobile app.
Pennsylvania’s first online gambling websites are not likely to launch until the fourth quarter of 2018.
Traditional lottery products stay offline
Traditional scratch-off tickets, PA Lottery Fast Play games and draw game tickets, including tickets for popular multi-state lotteries like Powerball and Mega Millions, are not online just yet. However, these PA Lottery products, and others like the new ekeno monitor games and the upcoming Xpress Sports by the Pennsylvania Lottery virtual sports monitor games, can still be purchased at one of more than 9,400 lottery retailers across Pennsylvania.
Meanwhile, the 11 instant win online lotto games available online in PA are akin to digital scratch-off tickets.
Most feature a gameplay area where players reveal a number of spaces to match various symbols with corresponding prize values. Additionally, the instant win online lotto games in PA feature bonus rounds like free games. Plus, they have user customization features, including the ability to change the size of each bet. PA iLottery instant win online lotto games also include a Slingo game. Slingo games combine elements of slot machines and traditional bingo.
All PA iLottery instant win online lotto games use computerized random number generators to determine the outcome. In fact, this is the same technology employed by modern slot machines and other electronic and online casino games.
PA iLottery instant win online lotto games start at 1 cent per game.
Players must be 18 years or older to play the games.
PA iLottery instant win online lotto game titles
PA iLottery’s instant win online lotto game titles now available include:
- Foxin’ Wins Reveal
- Super CashBuster
- Big Money Slingo
- Big Foot Reveal
- Crossword Cash
- Cash in the Lamp
- Super Gems
- Robin Hood Reveal
- Volcano Reveal
- Monster Wins Reveal
- CashBuster Towers
Free-to-play demos of all the instant win online lotto games are also available.
Players can access PA iLottery instant win online lotto games on most PC or Mac, desktop, or laptop computers. Additionally, the games can be played with iOS or Android tablets or mobile devices on the PA Lottery app, using iOS version 6 or Google Android 4.0.x (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above.
Instant win online lotto games are available in Pennsylvania 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
PA iLottery registration required
However, to play the games for real money, players must first sign up for a PA iLottery account, then put funds in that account.
Sign up is available on the on the PA iLottery website. Players are required to enter a username, password and some personal information. Once verified, players can deposit into the new account with a Visa or Mastercard debit cards.
The PA iLottery plans to make other deposit methods available.
Once a deposit is confirmed, players can access all 11 of PA iLottery’s instant win online lotto games immediately. All prizes won playing the instant win online lotto games will be deposited directly into the player’s account.
The PA Lottery is giving players the chance to try its real-money instant win online lotto games for free. At launch, it’s offering a $5 bonus to all players that register for a PA iLottery account.
Players will see the bonus in their account immediately upon verification. The bonus does come with a one-time playthrough requirement. Meaning no withdrawals allowed until the $5 has been played through once. Account holders are entitled to withdraw all winnings accrued using the bonus.
Players can track the bonus and progress on the playthrough requirement on the PA iLottery website. More information on the PA iLottery and instant win online lotto games can also be found there.
Benefiting older PA residents
The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery in the country to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. PA iLottery instant win online lotto game proceeds will follow that same path.
Since PA Lottery ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed more than $28 billion to fund various older resident programs. This includes property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local senior centers and meals.
For more on the Pennsylvania Lottery, its games and its history in the Commonwealth, visit the Pennsylvania Lottery website at PAiLottery.com. Players can also follow what’s happening with the PA Lottery and its new iLottery program on Instagram and Twitter @PALottery.