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Pennsylvania Lottery Winners Claimed More than $197 Million in Scratch-Off Prizes in February

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Middletown, PA – Pennsylvania Lottery Scratch-Off winners claimed $197,018,544 in prizes during February, including one top prize worth $5 million claimed by a player from Monroe County, and one top prize worth $1 million claimed by a player from Wayne County.
Congratulations to Weis Markets, 933 North 9th St., Stroudsburg, Monroe County, for earning a $10,000 bonus after selling the $5 million-winning ticket, and to Tri-State Tobacco, 46 Wellwood Avenue, Hawley, Wayne County, for earning a $5,000 bonus after selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket worth $1 million.
Across Pennsylvania, other big prizes claimed during February included:
  • Seven prizes of $500,000;
  • Three prizes of $250,000;
  • Seven prizes of $200,000; and
  • 12 prizes of $100,000.
The monthly winner list is posted in the Winners section of Not included on that list are the many Scratch-Off players who won prizes of less than $1,000.

Scratch-Off games currently offer prizes ranging from a free ticket to $5 million. Before playing any game, players should read and understand the rules, remaining prizes and specific chances of winning at Check tickets promptly and immediately claim winnings. Prizes expire one year from a Scratch-Off game’s end-sale date, which is posted on

Scratch-Offs are distributed at random, meaning the Pennsylvania Lottery and its retailers do not know where winning tickets will be sold. The Lottery learns where winning tickets are sold only after a prize has been claimed.

The overall chances of winning any prize, printed on the back of each ticket, is stated across all tickets produced in a game, not by consecutive tickets sold per pack. Random distribution ensures the Pennsylvania Lottery and retailers do not know where winning tickets will be sold.

The Lottery is also reminding its players that March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. There are free and confidential resources available for those who may be suffering from gambling-related harms, including the Pennsylvania Compulsive Gambling Helpline or 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537). Players can also reach out via, where they can access the helpline by phone, text, or chat.

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