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    Anonymous lottery player drops winning ticket in Salvation Army kettle

    MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — An anonymous Pennsylvania Lottery player recently deposited a winning instant ticket worth $1,000 into a Salvation Army red kettle. “The Christmas season often brings out the best in people,” said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “It’s heartwarming to hear stories such as this one, and I applaud this anonymous winner for turning their good fortune into an act of charity that will benefit the community.” The prize-winning ticket for the Fantastic 10s instant game was dropped into […]


    Talkback 16: Deadly DUI Sentence, PA Lottery Witnesses, Coordinating Anchors

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include questions surrounding the sentence for a deadly DUI, witnesses for the PA Lottery, and color coordination by two Newswatch 16 co-anchors.


    Volunteers Wanted For PA Lottery Drawings

    HARRISBURG — If you want to appear on television, the Pennsylvania Lottery could use your help. The lottery needs Pennsylvanians ages 55 and older to volunteer as witnesses for evening drawings in Harrisburg. Witnesses who volunteer will work with two lottery drawing officials and serve an important role, making sure each drawing is fair and secure. The evening drawing includes all PICK games and Cash 5, seven nights a week. It also features the Match 6 Lotto drawing on Mondays and Thursdays. […]

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    New App Instantly Checks Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets for Winners

    POCONO TOWNSHIP — Gus, the second most famous groundhog in Pennsylvania, likes to tell us to “keep on scratching,” but actually scratching all those lottery tickets may be a thing of the past. Scratching your way to a win is a big dream for instant lottery ticket players. “You get that little rush. Oh my God, you know you put in $5, you might win $3 million like they did down the road,” said Lois Ruffo. After carefully scratching off […]

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    PA Lottery Players Weigh in on Jackpocket App

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Lottery players in New York State don’t have to go far to play, a new app launched this week that allows people to buy tickets from their phone. A new app launched Monday lets you buy official state lottery tickets in New York from your phone. It’s called Jackpocket. Right now, the app is only available to play for New York State lottery, but the creators hope to expand to other states. Rondald Ulmer o of Trout […]

  • New Eagles, Steelers Games from PA Lottery

    MIDDLETOWN — The Pennsylvania Lottery is giving football fans a chance to win tickets to Eagles and Steelers games. Along with some possible cash prizes, players can take home tickets to games this fall, as well as other team memorabilia including autographed replica jerseys. The overall chances of winning on the new $5 tickets are about one in four, officials said.

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    Virginia Man Claims Mega Millions Prize, Winning Ticket Sold at PA Travel Plaza

    MIDDLETOWN — A man from Virginia bought the winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Northumberland County. The Pennsylvania Lottery says Steven Peloquin, of Mechanicsville, Virginia claimed the prize Wednesday. He bought the winning ticket at the Flying J Travel Plaza near Milton. Peloquin decided to take the cash option and will get nearly $92 million. The professional truck driver of 30 years says he and his wife plan to retire early and spend more time with family.

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    PA Makes the List of 18 Least Divorced States in America

    IC: Shutterstock Sometimes it may seem more likely that you’ll win the lottery than have a lasting marriage. More and more, the American public is bombarded with news of surprise breakups and cheating spouses, and many people still believe the myth that 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce. But according to a 2014 New York Times article, “The divorce rate peaked in the 1970s and early 1980s and has been declining for the three decades since. […] If […]

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    Popular PA Lottery Games Getting New Names

    The Pennsylvania Lottery announced that some of its games are getting new names. Starting January 27, The Daily Number, that’s been around for nearly 38 years, will be called Pick 3. Big 4 will become Pick 4. Quinto will be called Pick 5. The lottery is also adding a new game called Pick 2 where players choose any two-digit number. It will be drawn twice a day like the existing games. Click here to visit the Pennsylvania Lottery website.

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    Art of Aging – Food and Nutrition

    A nutritious diet is an important part of every lifestyle, especially senior living. Cooking, however, can sometimes be a challenge for seniors.  Today, the Art of Aging focuses on how you may qualify to have healthy meals delivered right to your door. Meals are free for qualified seniors! These meals are served at senior centers, or delivered for free to the home five days a week. To find out if you are eligible for the program you can do one of […]

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    Plan To Privatize PA Lottery Flops

    WILKES-BARRE – Several convenience store workers and senior citizens in Luzerne County said they were relieved after hearing that Governor Tom Corbett’s plan to privatize the PA Lottery will not happen. A statement from the governor’s office in Harrisburg said the highly-debated proposal for a company in the United Kingdom to run the PA Lottery was dropped. “In April 2012, the commonwealth began the competitive procurement process to engage a private manager to run the Pennsylvania Lottery. Last November, it […]

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    UK Company to Run PA Lottery

    HERSHEY — Pennsylvania will become only the third state to let a private company run its lottery system. That company is based across the pond, in Great Britain. Governor Tom Corbett explained why he went ahead with the deal Thursday in Hershey. For about 40 years the state has run the Pennsylvania Lottery and it has made billions of dollars. In the future, that will not be enough according to Governor Corbett. Corbett has given the go-ahead to hire a […]