PA Lottery $1.6 Million Progressive Jackpot Win Sets Online Lottery Record

Written By Brian Cross on October 29, 2022 - Last Updated on April 10, 2024
Online lottery 1.6 million jackpot win sets US record

A PA Lottery player in Centre County recently hit an online prize to the tune of $1.6 million. The prize is the largest ever won on an online lottery game in the US, according to a PA Lottery press release.

The player hit the progressive jackpot prize on the online instant game PA Big Winner Spectacular at the PA online lottery. A number of online games offer progressive jackpot prizes (jackpots that continue to grow until someone wins them). But this jackpot is a little bit different.

Three new online games launched earlier this year that contribute to the single progressive prize, called the Big Keystone Jackpot. The three games are PA Big Cash Multiplier, PA Big Money Wheel and PA Big Winner Spectacular.

PA online lottery progressive jackpot games offer large pools of cash

PA Big Winner Spectacular is a connect-style game, where players aim to connect a cluster of three or more like symbols to win different amounts, depending on the symbols. Players can choose their wager amount, from 50 cents to $30. The default play is $1.

Game play includes chances to connect a “Multiplier” symbol to the winning cluster to multiply the amount won up to 50 times, and a chance to connect three “Free Game” symbols to win 10 free games.

To get a chance at the Big Keystone Jackpot prize, players have to first unlock or “activate” the big keystone bonus game by connecting three “Jackpot Keystones” during regular game play.

Record $1.6 million online lottery jackpot hit tops recent progressive wins

As of Oct. 29, the Big Keystone Jackpot amount is more than $40,000. The prize reset to the starting amount of $25,000 after the Centre County player hit the historic $1,616,808.72 win.

Since the launch of the new games, there have been three standout winners.

  • In May, a Monroe County player won $96,120 on PA Big Winner Spectacular.
  • Another player, in Adams County, won over $77,000 on PA Big Money Wheel in the same month.
  • Most recently a player in Bucks County pocketed $6,120 playing PA Big Winner Spectacular.

PA lottery progressive games

Earlier in October, a player in Allegheny County hit an online progressive jackpot of more than $419,000 on another online instant game called Premier Jackpot. That game does not contribute to the Big Keystone Jackpot, but rather has its own running prize.

Other PA Lottery online games that offer progressive prizes are:

  • Treasure Chest Quest
  • Mine Blowing Jackpot
  • Jungle Tumble Jackpots
  • Double Jackpots

Double Jackpots currently offers the largest prize, coming in over $223,000.

PA iLottery offers online draw tickets too

Pennsylvania is one of eight states where lottery players can play instant win games online. The PA online lottery and iLottery app also offer online draw tickets for state jackpot drawings in addition to Mega Millions and Powerball, which now has a jackpot over $800 million.

New players to sign up for the PA online lottery here can get $20 in free play to try out the site and a 100% deposit match bonus up to $500 using bonus code PLAY20.

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Brian Cross contributes casino, sports betting and lottery coverage to PlayPennsylvania and PlayOhio. Brian studied Professional Writing and Journalism at the University of Cincinnati and has been a contributing writer at Cincinnati’s alt-weekly for over 10 years.

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