According to the PA Lottery, an unidentified gambler from Erie County raked in the massive prize from the Jungle Tumble Jackpots game last week.
Jungle Tumble Jackpots, which launched in February, is the state lottery’s first progressive jackpot online game, which includes chances to win three jackpots in one game. The game is available via computer, tablet, or mobile device to anyone age 18 and over.
Pennsylvania is one of 14 states to sell lottery products online, launching the games in 2018 under a gambling expansion bill that also allowed sports betting and various forms of online betting.
iLottery play growing faster than retail
The online lottery has been growing in the state, with Pennsylvania reporting $84.7 million in net revenue from the activity in the most recently completed fiscal year that ended in June, an increase of 33.6% from $63.3 million the prior fiscal year, according to state figures.
Online lottery is still a small percentage of the pie for the PA Lottery. Net revenue before operating expenses for the traditional lottery offerings was $1.33 billion in the most recently completed fiscal year. That was up nearly 10% from $1.21 billion from the prior fiscal.
Growth has been much larger for the online lottery offerings.
The growth has been even more explosive for online casinos, though. Those platforms generated $897.2 million in adjusted gross revenue in the last fiscal year, up from $240.8 million generated in the previous one. That’s an increase of about 270%.
Online sports betting isn’t included in those figures. Sports betting conducted over the internet generated $260.6 million in taxable revenue in the most recently completed fiscal year, up from $85.7 million in the prior one for a huge gain of 204% year-over-year.