Real-money PA iLottery games are now available on the Pennsylvania Lottery official mobile app.
These games represent the first online and mobile gambling products available in the state.
The Scientific Games International-developed app is free and available for both iOS and Android mobile devices.
For iPhone and iPad (iOS devices), the app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. However, Android device users must download the app directly from the Pennsylvania Lottery website. The app is not currently available on Google Play.
The PA Lottery app is only available for devices using iOS version 6 and above or Google Android 4.0.x (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above.
Pennsylvania Lottery mobile app features
Features include a ticket checker, allowing players to scan lottery ticket barcodes to see if they are winners. The app also allows users to use those tickets to enter various second-chance drawings.
Users can also view winning numbers, current jackpot sizes, and information about the latest scratch-off and fast play games and remaining prizes available at lottery retailers on the app.
There is also a Scratch For Fun feature allowing players to play electronic Scratch-Off demos for free.
Additionally, users can watch Keno drawings and check Keno tickets from past drawings. Plus, when Xpress Sports virtual sports launch in the summer of 2018, Xpress Sports simulations will be available for viewing and previous results posted on the app.
Players can also access the Pennsylvania Lottery VIP Players Club through the app. Accessing the VIP Players Club on the app is as easy as selecting the VIP Players Club icon on the Home Screen and logging in. Those who are not a member of the VIP Players Club can click the Join Now button at the bottom of the VIP Players Club login page. Membership is free.
The app also includes a Retailer Map helping users locate any one of 9,400-plus PA Lottery retailers across the state. Plus, there is full information regarding PA Lottery prize collection on the app.
Real-money PA iLottery games
Players cannot currently buy traditional scratch-off, fast play, or draw game tickets on the app. They’ll have to find a traditional lottery retailer for that. However, coinciding with the launch of Pennsylvania Lottery online lottery website at the end of May 2018, real-money PA iLottery games are now available for purchase on the app.
The PA iLottery games available on the app are the same ones currently offered on the pailottery.com online lottery website.
This includes 11 instant win games that are essentially digital scratch-offs with bonus rounds and other user customization features. PA iLottery instant win games start at $0.01 per round. Users must be 18 years or older to play.
The game titles available at launch on the app include:
- Foxin’ Wins Reveal
- Super CashBuster
- Big Money Slingo
- Big Foot Reveal
- Crossword Cash
- Cash in the Lamp
- Super Gems
- Robin Hood Reveal
- Volcano Reveal
- Monster Wins Reveal
- CashBuster Towers
Playing PA iLottery games
In order to play real-money PA iLottery games on the app players must fill out a registration form and deposit money with the PA Lottery.
Players register for real money PA iLottery gaming by clicking the Sign-Up tab. They are then asked to create username and password and enter various account and personal information before clicking Submit to complete the registration process.
PAiLottery.com offers promises users a safe, secure, and simple deposit process. Simply log into the PAiLottery.com account created during the registration process and click the Deposit button.
Choose a deposit option and enter the amount. Deposit options are:
- Visa Debit
- Mastercard Debit
However, at launch, only Visa and MasterCard Debit Cards can be used.
The PA Lottery uses advanced security and encryption technology to ensure secure transactions and protect user privacy.
The Pennsylvania Lottery recommends users who have difficulty downloading the app follow these tips:
- Ensure there is available space on the device
- Use a strong Internet connection
- Disable data saver
- Clear the mobile device cache
- Ensure Android Download Manager is enabled
- Ensure the device is updated
- Restart the device before downloading
- Email the Pennsylvania Lottery at [email protected] for further assistance
The app features a ticket checker allowing users to scan the barcodes on various PA Lottery tickets to see if they are winners.
Users cannot scan all types of PA Lottery tickets.
Draw Game and Fast Play tickets have barcodes on the bottom corners. Barcodes can also be found under the Scratch to Cash area on various Scratch-Offs.
To see if the ticket is a winner:
- Lay the ticket down on a flat surface
- Select the SCAN button on the app
- Hold the device a few inches above the ticket
- Aim the camera at the ticket barcode
- Slowly move the camera closer or further away to focus on the barcode
- Be patient, as each camera is different and experimentation may be required
- The ticket number will automatically show up in the entry number boxes on the app.
- Review and check the disclaimer checkboxes
- Click on the Submit Entry button
- Wait for a message indicating successful entry