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iLottery debuts in Pennsylvania

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An example of a game available on the PA iLottery website.
An example of a game available on the PA iLottery website.

Lottery fans can now try their luck on the go or even at home, now that Pennsylvania has become the seventh U.S. state to sell lottery games online.

The Pennsylvania Lottery this week launched PA iLottery, which provides interactive games played online on a computer, tablet or mobile device.

By law, the iLottery must be played while in Pennsylvania. Players must be 18 or older.

“Lottery is a big part of our effort to meet our players where they already are,” lottery executive director Drew Svitko said.

Players can play iLottery games for money after signing up for an account and adding a payment method such as a debit card or linked bank account. Prizes automatically are paid to the player’s account.

Credit cards are not accepted.

The iLottery games include titles such as Big Money SLINGO, Bigfoot, Cash Buster Towers, Cash in the Lamp, Crossword Cash, Foxin’ Wins, Monster Wins, Robin Hood, Super Cash Buster, Super Gems and Volcano Eruption.

The games give users the chance to win up to $250,000.

Prizes and chances of winning vary by game. Game costs start at as little as one cent.

Players can opt in for safeguards to limit their play, including time limits, deposit limits and spending limits. Also, people can exclude themselves for up to five years.

Pennsylvania residents can play demo games for free and learn more about the iLottery at www.pailottery.com.

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Stacy Wescoe

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