Pa Lottery Draw Games 2019: How to Play – Our Guide

Pa Lottery Draw games are a lot of fun, and they are an easy way to win some great prizes. In addition to a wide variety of instant-win scratch-off tickets, the PA Lottery offers tickets to many draw games. Let’s have a look at some of the options you have:

Pa Lottery Draw Games: Prizes to Win 

PA iLottery Draw GamesPrizes (2019)PA Lottery Bonus Code*
Pick 2 Up to $50 MAXLOTTO
Pick 3  Up to $500 MAXLOTTO
Pick 4 Up to $5000 MAXLOTTO
Pick 5 Up to $50,000 MAXLOTTO
Mega Millions $1 million MAXLOTTO
Powerball $1 million MAXLOTTO

Pa Lottery Bonus Code is only available for the online games but you can still use it upon registration in order to get the welcome bonuses & offers. Learn more about it here.

Pennsylvania Lottery Pick 2

After you have picked up your playslip, you get the chance to play up to five panels on it. Your job is to decide on two numbers on each game panel. If you feel lucky, you can let a computer choose the numbers for you by selecting the ‘Quick Pick’ option.

You can also choose from 6 different play types:

  • Straight: The prize you can win here is $50, but you have to match the PA lottery winning numbers in the exact order.
  • Box: The order here is not essential, and you play for $25.
  • Straight/Box: This combines the types mentioned above of play, and of course its total cost is a bit more expensive- $2 instead of $1.
  • Super Straight: You need to choose two distinct numbers. Your wager is then entered as 2 Straight plays that cover both possible combinations of your numbers.
  • Front Digit: Instead of 2 digits, you select just one that needs to match the first winning number to be drawn.
  • Back Digit: Once again, you select one number, but here it has to match the second winning number that is drawn.

After you have chosen your play type, you need to decide on the drawings you wish to play- day, evening, or both. PA Lottery allows you to play up to seven days in advance. You can also decide to take advantage of the ‘Wild Ball’ option. That is an add-on that allows you to replace a number drawn by the Lottery to create a winning combination for your game. The PA Lottery results of this game can be seen every day after 1:35 p.m., and after 6:59 p.m. streaming online or on TV. You can also use the Lottery’s official mobile app, or choose to receive emails and text messages with the PA Lottery winning numbers.

Pick 3 

Here you need to pick a three-digit number or use the ‘quick pick’ option that will randomly select your PA Lottery numbers. You once again have different play options. Once you decide on the game type, you need to choose the amount of money you want to place. You get two options- $.50 or $1.00, but keep in mind that if you select $.50, you will, of course, win lower prizes.

The only thing left is to pick the time and date you want. After that, you need to wait and see if you have guessed the numbers.  If you wish, you can use the ‘NEW’ Wild Ball option. You can check the results by watching the day drawing- every day after 1:35 p.m., or the evening drawing- at 6:59 p.m. Signing up for emails and text messages indicating the winning numbers can be done in the Lottery VIP Players Club.

Pick 4

The draws of this game are held twice a day, and the top prize you can win is $5000 per draw. To pay this draw game, you need to choose a 4-digit number. If you want to win the biggest prize, you must match the four winning numbers in exact order. However, you have different play types you can choose from- Straight, Box, and Straight/Box. Depending on the money you decide to play with-$.50 or $1.00, you can win a different prize in each game type.

Pick 4 can also be played in advance, so if you want to save yourself some time and not go to your retailer every day, you can purchase your ticket ahead of time. The results can be seen by watching the PICK 4 drawings- at 1:35 p.m. and at 6:59 p.m., on TV or streaming online. If you win, and there is a good chance for that to happen, you need to take your ticket to a PA Lottery games retailer so that it can be validated. The retailer will pay your winning if it is up to $2,500. Bigger prizes can be played only by the Lottery.

Pick 5  

As its name hints, this is five times the fun, and you can win even higher prizes. The rules are the same, pick a five-digit number, and wait for the results. The game options here are a bit more since we also have:

  •  Front Three
  • Back Three
  • Front Four
  • Back Four
  • Front Pair
  • Back Pair

The ‘Wild Ball’ option is once again available, and you can see the winning numbers on TV or stream online, every day at 1:35 p.m. for the day drawing, and at 6:59 p.m. for the evening drawing.

Mega Millions

​This is an easy game that will cost you $2 only, but at the same time could get you a jackpot of $40 million. On your playslip, you have five panels. You need to choose one number from 1 to 25 in the bottom grid, and five numbers from 1 to 70 to place in the top grid. Once again, you have a ‘quick pick’ option. To see if you have won, watch the Mega Millions drawing on TV on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Cash 5

To play this draw game, you need to choose five numbers from 1 to 43, and it will only cost you $1. If you match all 5 numbers, you hit the jackpot. Bear in mind that the total prize pool starts at $125,000 and gets higher whenever nobody wins. The best thing about this game is that you take your prize in lump-sum cash. You can see the results by watching the Cash 5 drawing streaming online, or on TV at 6:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Powerball

Powerball is one of the most thrilling PA Lottery draw games, as the jackpot starts at $40 million and gets even higher until someone matches the winning numbers. Each game costs $2, and for an additional dollar, you can also choose the ‘Power Play’ option that will increase your chance of winning. In the top grid of each panel, you have to choose five numbers from 1 to 69. In the bottom grid, you get to choose one number from 1 to 26- your Powerball number. There are a lot of winning combinations in this game, and that’s why people love it. The results can be checked by watching the drawing on TV. Another option is subscribing to Lottery RSS feeds.

Pa Lottery Draw Games Last Update: August 2019