The Pennsylvania Lottery was established by the Legislature in 1971. The primary purpose of creating the Lottery was, and remains, to generate funds for programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians.
Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $24.7 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full and part-time senior centers throughout the state.
The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. In fiscal year 2013-14, the Lottery achieved sales of $3.8 billion; contributions to the Lottery Fund totaled more than $1 billion.
As an agency of state government, the Pennsylvania Lottery is a successful enterprise of which all Pennsylvanians can be proud.
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