PA Virtual Sports Games: Your Guide To Xpress Sports

Updated on January 3, 2019

The Xpress Sports drawings from the Pennsylvania Lottery are taking things to a virtual level.

These sporting events bring the same excitement and fun as a real game but in a shortened period. The simulated matches run using a random number generator to determine results. There is some decision making involved for players in both of the games currently available, Xpress Car Racing and Xpress Football.

Drawings take place every 5 minutes. Players make selections using a payslip, then sit back and watch the “ultra-realistic depiction” of the random drawing. Games are played at Pennsylvania Lottery retailers. However, be aware that not all are equipped with Xpress Football or Xpress Car Racing monitors. The basic premise for the games is the same, though the potential outcomes are similar to those you would see watching an NFL game or NASCAR race.

Here is a breakdown of how to play the two games.

Xpress Car Racing

Pick the order

Two-lap races consisting of 12 cars take place every 5 minutes on a virtual speedway. The road to victory requires the player to pick which numbers of three cars that will finish, first, second and third. The quick pick option is available. Wager amounts range between $1 and $20 per race. Those who predict the correct outcomes receive prizes.

Ways to win

Besides predicting the correct order of finish, Xpress Car Racing has prizes for additional outcomes that include:

  • Matching the top three cars in any order
  • Matching the top two cars in exact order  
  • Matching the top two cars in any order
  • Matching the first-place car

The payout

If one of the winning outcomes is selected, the player will receive a cash prize based on the amount bet. A successful $1 wager will result in payouts that range between $2 and $250.

  • The first-place car: Pays $2
  • First- and second-place cars (any order): Pays $5
  • First- and second-place cars (exact order): Pays $20
  • Top-three cars ( any order): Pays $40
  • Top-three cars (exact order): Pays $250

Xpress Football

Drive time

Two teams take the virtual football field. The challenge comes in predicting how the drive will end. Players have the option of choosing and purchasing between 16 potential outcomes.

Just like other lottery games, the quick-pick option is available. Wager amounts range between $1 and $20 for each drive. Each drawing, or drive, consists of up to seven plays. Those who predict the correct outcomes receive prizes.

Ways to win

Xpress Football drawings end when a touchdown, field goal or turnover occurs, But how many plays will it take? Possible outcomes include:

  • The touchdown pass on the fourth play
  • A touchdown run on or after fifth play  
  • Turnover on the third play  
  • The touchdown pass on or after fifth play

The payout

If one of the winning outcomes is selected, the player will receive a cash prize based on the amount bet. A successful $1 wager will result in varied payouts based on the team matchups. Potential payouts include:

  • A touchdown run on the first play: Pays $50-$200
  • The touchdown pass on the first play: Pays $60-$200
  • Turnover on the first play: Pays $90-$250
  • A field goal: Pays $6-$15

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Frequently asked questions about Xpress Sports Lottery

Where can I watch Xpress Sports Live games and race?

A complete list of locations, including restaurant and bars, can be found on the Pennsylvania Lottery website.

Where can I find the results?

Xpress Car Racing and Xpress Football results are posted on the Pennsylvania Lottery website. You will need a Draw ID number.

How do I claim my Pennsylvania Xpress Sports lottery prize?

Take your winning ticket to any Pennsylvania Lottery Games retailer. Prizes will be paid up to and including $2,500 per ticket. The Lottery handles the higher payouts. 

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