Published: March 15, 2024

Pennsylvania Lottery System Upgrade March 19th, 2024 – Temporary Impact on Ticket Sales During that Time

Pennsylvania (March 15, 2024) — The Pennsylvania Lottery is modernizing its systems. Most of the upgrades are happening to our systems and portals on March 19th, 2024; and that means lottery sales terminals at Lottery retail locations will be temporarily unavailable during that time.

Lottery drawings will continue, so please consider buying your favorite lottery tickets in advance.

Buying Tickets at Lottery Retailers

In preparation for the upgrade, it will also take a little longer than usual to process claims during the month of March. In addition, you will not be able to redeem PA Lottery retail coupons between March 15 – 20, 2024.

You’ll notice new vending equipment and in-store digital signage, but most of the modernization will be to our software and systems.

Buying Tickets Online

On March 19, 2024, Draw Games, like Powerball® and Mega Millions®, won’t be available for purchase on for a brief period; however, eInstant games will be available to play.

Our team is very passionate about our mission of responsibly generating funds for our Commonwealth’s older residents, and we couldn’t do it without players like you! Thank you for your support, and patience at this time.

If you are experiencing any issues during this time, we’re happy to help! Email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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