PA Lottery Draw Games Introduction

As the name of this site may suggest, the PA Lottery is the home of some of the best lottery games open to Pennsylvania residents. The lottery is clearly an attraction for thousands if not millions of people all over the country, as you can purchase tickets for a relatively low price with an even lower chance of striking a big – but there is always that small possibility, which is why people play!

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Back in the day, the lottery used to follow a very simple system with just one or two games in place. Nowadays, there are tons of different versions and multiple forms of cash prizes given out. Many of these games are supported on the PA Lottery platform, and we have discussed some of the more popular ones throughout this article. 


As we mentioned in the introduction above, the lottery has gone through quite a drastic transformation over the years. Those fortunate winners of the lottery in the past have always received a lump sum payment, but that all changed when the Cash4Life game was introduced. The whole attraction of this game is that rather than getting a lump sum payout, winners will receive a set amount of cash for life – hence the name. 

You can purchase a ticket for the Cash4Life game for just $2 each, and you may purchase up to 10 separate tickets for any given draw. You are required to select five different numbers between 1 and 60 in the top part of the ticket, and then choose one number between 1 and 4 for the ‘cash ball’ number. If you don't want to go through the hassle of selecting the numbers yourself, you can always choose the ‘Quick Pick’ option where the computer will pick for you.

The top prize right now for the Cash4Life game is $1,000 a day, and the secondary prize is $1,000 a week. Needless to say, either one would be absolutely life-changing, but like all lotteries, the chances of winning are very slim. 

Pick 5

The whole attraction surrounding the Pick 5 lottery game is that it's one of the few games you can play twice per day, due to the fact that there are two draws every single day. You can enter this game for as low as $1, and draws take place once in the afternoon and once in the evening. The Pick 5 title comes from the fact that you must pick a five-digit number that is between 00000 and 99999. 

There are actually a bunch of different ways that you can play this game too. The main methods are box, straight, front pair, back pair, front four, back three, back four, front three, but that will all become apparent once you play for the first time. You can even purchase tickets for up to seven draws in advance, although the choice is completely up to you whether you do that or not. 

Mega Millions

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This is one of the top games on the PA Lottery platform, and it is adored all over the state. You can purchase a Mega Millions ticket for just $2, and if you were so inclined, you can purchase a ticket for up to 26 draws in advance – which is 13 weeks worth of tickets. When you play Mega Millions you will have to pick five numbers between 1 and 70 as well as one Mega Ball, which is between 1 and 25. 

If you wanted to push the boat out a little bit more, you can purchase something called a ‘megaplier’ for one extra dollar. This means that if you do get enough numbers to score a cash prize, your reward will be multiplied by a set amount. To hit the jackpot on this game you must get every single number correct, including the Mega Ball number. The jackpot tends to vary all the time, although it is regularly into the millions of dollars.

If you get five correct numbers but don't quite get the Mega Ball, you will still walk away with a cool $1,000,000 prize, so it isn't all bad! The beauty of playing this game from the PA Lottery site is that you do not need to go out to the store to purchase a ticket. You can simply log in online and buy as many tickets as you like. 

Treasure Hunt

This game carries considerably fewer cash rewards than some of the other lottery games do, but it is much more engaging. To take part in Treasure Hunt, you must purchase a ticket for $1 and proceed to choose five numbers between 1 and 30. The jackpot for this game starts at $10,000, and there are other cash prizes that are larger than this.

Unlike some of the other lottery games where your chance of hitting the jackpot is more than 300 million to 1, your chances here are 1 in almost 143,000. Of course, this still shows that the chances of hitting the jackpot are slim, but they are considerably higher than 300 million to 1! There are prizes given to everybody who gets at least two numbers correct, and the cash prize gradually increases in size based on how many numbers you guess correctly.

While the Treasure Hunt game rules are a little different than some of the other lottery games, the numbers are also drawn in a slightly different way. Rather than just watch numbers being picked out of a sphere, you can sit back and watch numbers spring out of treasure chests in this animated game. This is shown directly on the PA Lottery site, which means you can watch the numbers unfold just by logging into your account.

The Treasure Hunt game takes place once every single day, and you have the luxury of being able to get your tickets up to a week in advance. If you don't have time to sit back and watch the draw unfold, you can still log in and see if your ticket was a winner at a time that is convenient for you. 

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