How much is the PA Lottery today?
You can find the latest PA Lottery jackpot amounts for all of your favorite games here on the Lottery.com Pennsylvania Lottery Jackpots page.
How long does it take to receive PA Lottery winnings?
Prizes of up to $2,500 can be paid out on the spot by an authorized Pennsylvania Lottery retailer. Larger prizes or multi-state game prizes such as Powerball or Mega Millions require a claims form and take longer to process. Prize checks will typically arrive in four to six weeks (or less) after the claim has been received and validated at lottery headquarters. Some claims submitted in December cannot be processed until January, which can delay the process.
How much will I pay in taxes if I win the PA lottery?
According to the PA Lottery, lottery prizes are taxable income under federal and state law. For prizes of $600 or more, winners must complete W-2G form from the lottery to report winnings and submit them to the IRS. For prizes over $5,000, the lottery will withhold the minimum amount of applicable taxes before sending winners their check. Total tax liability depends on income, deductions, exemptions, and other factors, so winners should consult with a qualified tax professional.
Can I remain anonymous if I win the lottery in Pennsylvania?
No, the names of winners and their prize amounts are considered a matter of public record in Pennsylvania and most states.