Counties with the Highest and Lowest Amount of Money Won From the Pennsylvania Lottery

Written By Katie Kohler on January 11, 2022
Pennsylvania Lottery by county

Where are the winners? When it comes to picking lucky lottery tickets we wish we knew. On their website, the Pennsylvania Lottery has a map that lists a county-by-county breakdown of the winners during the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

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Amount won in each county from the Pennsylvania Lottery

According to a representative from the Pennsylvania Lottery, data provided on the PA Lottery Winner Map is based on the following combination, the county where the winner lives if the ticket was claimed at Lottery Headquarters and the location’s county where the winning ticket was paid if the ticket was paid at a retailer location. (Most recent figures available are for fiscal year 2019-2020. Does not include online winners.)

Most won from Pennsylvania Lottery

PA counties with the highest amount of money won from the PA Lottery:

  1. Philadelphia: $365,137,968
  2. Allegheny: $311,440,809
  3. Montgomery: $139,365,433
  4. Bucks: $127,253,664
  5. Westmoreland: $119,724,069
  6. Deleware: $114,924,513
  7. Luzerne: $94,316,930
  8. Lancaster: $88,471,507
  9. Dauphin: $76,701,529
  10. Berks: $76,526,988

The four counties with the most money won are also – in exact order – the top 4 most populous counties in Pennsylvania.

Least won from Pennsylvania Lottery

PA counties with the least amount of money won:

  • Sullivan: $671,843
  • Cameron: $1,697,641
  • Forest: $1,197,697
  • Fulton: $2,230,615
  • Montour: $4,178,124

County-by-County breakdown of winners

County Amount Won
Adams$19,753,784
Allegheny$311,440,809
Armstrong$24,175,882
Beaver$40,352,374
Bedford$7,982,801
Berks$76,526,988
Blair$47,536,753
Bradford$15,638,097
Bucks$127,253,664
Butler$46,913,370
Cambria$50,158,677
Cameron$1,697,641
Carbon$20,012,714
Center$20,151,669
Chester$64,204,366
Clarion$9,909,354
Clinton$9,862,785
Columbia$15,809,106
Crawford$18,795,450
Cumberland$53,376,606
Dauphin$76,701,529
Delaware$114,924,513
Elks$7,817,949
Erie$73,713,061
Fayette$45,763,270
Forest$1,197,697
Franklin$28,407,772
Fulton$2,230,615
Greene$8,798,807
Huntington$10,831,531
Indiana$23,299,001
Jefferson$9,984,326
Juniata$4,615,068
Lackawanna$70,694,838
Lancaster$88,471,507
Lawrence$23,666,903
Lebanon$25,707,098
Lehigh$65,928,516
Luzerne$94,316,930
Lycoming$30,258,688
McKean$12,372,148
Mercer$27,336,952
Mifflin$12,416,092
Monroe$33,014,152
Montgomery$139,365,433
Montour$4,178,124
Northampton$56,138,970
Northumberland$26,558,781
Perry$9,152,690
Philadelphia$365,137,968
Pike$9,668,256
Potter$4,732,059
Schuylkill$47,388,095
Snyder$7,289,431
Somerset$18,103,187
Sullivan$671,843
Susquehanna$8,475,434
Tioga$8,345,121
Union$7,083,668
Venango$14,263,320
Warren$11,584,153
Washington$43,420,614
Wayne$10,132,598
Westmoreland$119,724,069
Wyoming$7,242,610
York$103,267,176

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Can Pennsylvania Lottery winners remain anonymous?

According to the PA Lottery, winners can not remain anonymous, and “only certain claimant information can be released.” This is done to show that the winners are real people and to demonstrate the transparency and integrity of the Lottery. The PA Lottery website has a “Winner’s Circle” section. Those who are featured voluntarily share their story, photo, and name.

Of course, if you win, it’s up to you if you want to return calls/texts from friends and relatives.

Where does the money from the PA Lottery go?

The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs to benefit older residents. Since the first ticket was sold in 1972, the lottery has contributed more than $31 billion to programs such as that include:

  • Property tax and rent rebates
  • Free and reduced-fare transportation services;
  • Low-cost prescription programs PACE and PACENET
  • Care services
  • Local services provided by the 52 Area Agencies on Aging
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Katie Kohler is a Philadelphia-area based award-winning journalist and Managing Editor at PlayPennsylvania. Katie especially enjoys creating unique content and on-the-ground reporting in PA. She is focused on creating valuable, timely content about casinos and sports betting for readers. Katie has covered the legal Pennsylvania gambling industry for Catena Media since 2019.

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