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Pennsylvania Lottery

The Pennsylvania Lottery is fun to play plus, the Pennsylvania Lottery generated more than $1 billion in the 2017-2018 fiscal year to benefit older Pennsylvanians through a variety of programs and services.

Local Services, Senior Centers & Meals
In 2017-18, the Lottery contributed more than $336 million to Area Agencies on Aging to provide a wide range of local services. These funds helped to provide 10.7 million meals served at senior centers and delivered to homes, averaging more than 29,300 meals for older Pennsylvanians, every day.

Low-Cost Prescription Assistance
The PACE and PACENET programs offer low-cost prescription medications to qualified residents age 65 and older. In 2017-18, Lottery support for the PACE and PACENET prescription programs totaled more than $152 million. Enrollees received more than 6.25 million prescriptions, and Lottery funding helped to fill nearly 17,200 prescriptions for older Pennsylvanians, every day.

Free and Reduced-Fare Transportation
Anyone age 65 or older can ride fixed-route public transit or commuter rail at no cost. Those 65 and older also qualify to use on-demand, shared-ride services at a reduced rate. In 2017-18, more than $164 million in Lottery funds provided for nearly 33.6 million free transit rides and 3.4 million shared rides. On average, the Lottery helped provide more than 101,000 free and reduced-fare shared rides for older Pennsylvanians, every day.

Care Services
The Pennsylvania Lottery funds care services for qualified older residents, including long-term living services provided at home, in the community or in a care facility. In 2017-18, the Lottery provided almost $250 million for care services administered by the Dept. of Human Services for more than 15,000 residents. On average, more than $684,000 in services were delivered to Pennsylvanians, every day.

Property Tax & Rent Rebates
This program provides rebates up to $975 to eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers 50 and older; and people with disabilities 18 and older. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may claim rebates on behalf of deceased claimants who lived at least one day during a claim year. In 2017-18, Lottery and slots revenue provided more than $260.7 million in rebates to more than 548,000 households across the state. Last year, nearly $714,290 in property tax & rent rebates was returned, every day.

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