Pennsylvania Online Lottery Offers Deposit Bonus As Retail Sales Fall

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PA iLotto: Deposit $25, Play with $100!The Pennsylvania Lottery, which funds many crucial social programs for older Pennsylvanians, has been hit hard by the COVID-19 public health crisis, as people are basically forced to stay at home unless going out for some fresh air or essentials like groceries.

According to the PA Lottery, about 30% of the network of roughly 9,800 retailers statewide have closed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many retailers remain open, however, because grocery stores and gas stations sell lottery tickets.

The PA Lottery recently told Penn Bets that the iLottery has seen a 29% uptick in play, which to a small extent helps offset the loss of retail play. It will be challenging to make up for the loss of retail sales, as about 70% of the PA Lottery’s business comes from scratch-off sales.

In an effort to ensure continued funding of critical services for seniors — such as low-cost prescription assistance, free and reduced-fare transportation, property tax and rent rebates, and home-delivered meals — the PA Lottery is offering a substantial online deposit bonus from Friday, April 10, to Sunday, April 12.

The PA iLottery is offering a 300% online deposit bonus for readers of Penn Bets. The maximum bonus is $75 off a $25 deposit. In other words, deposit $25 and play with $100.

This offer, which is for first-time depositors, expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on April 12.

In order to convert the bonus money to cash that you can withdraw into your bank account, you must wager the value of the qualifying deposit and the bonus money amount through 10 times within 30 days. This is called a play-through requirement, which PA online casino bonuses also commonly use.

What the PA iLottery offers

The Pennslyvania Lottery’s online gaming offerings were authorized under the 2017 law that also OK’d online casino and sports betting under Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board oversight. The iLotto went live in late May 2018 with 11 instant win games and has since expanded the games library to more than 70.

There are two basic types of games at the PA iLottery, and they are instant win and draw. You can also buy tickets to the Powerball and Mega Millions multi-state jurisdictional draw games, which commonly award nine-figure prizes. Some of the popular instant win games include Foxin’ Wins Reveal, Volcano Reveal, and Cash Buster Towers, among many others.

PA iLotto: Deposit $25, Play with $100!

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Brian Pempus

Brian served as a senior reporter and online content manager for Card Player Magazine for nearly a decade before joining USBets in October 2018. He is currently focused on legal and regulated sports betting and online gaming. He's an avid jiu-jitsu practitioner in his free time.

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