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PA Lottery Tickets Fast Play

The Pennsylvania Lottery has been around for some time, and they have fantastic lottery games you can try out both online and in a retail shop. Fast Play tickets are a trend in the state and generate many sales. Ultimately, all the proceeds of the Lottery go toward helping the elderly Pennsylvanians, so when you buy a ticket or play a game, you support a charity program for people who live in PA.

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What are Fast Play games?

The Fast Play Games were first introduced I early 2017. They are essentially Scratch-Off tickets without the need to scratch anything off, like Instant Games. Usually, you have to match a group of numbers to win a prize, but there are many variations of games that the PA Lottery has created for Pennsylvanians to enjoy. The price of each Fast Play ticket ranges from $1 to $20. The higher the price, the grander the prize. Some Fast Play games even have a progressive jackpot reward, which means that the funds from all ticket purchases of this kind go toward the jackpot, and it can grow until the winning ticket is drawn and someone wins the big jackpot. The jackpot prizes can go up to a million dollars and more.

There are many different games created to please all kinds of customers. The games all have different play styles, rules, and prices. You can see all available games on the PA Lottery website and read about the rules, and even their odds.

How to Play?

After you buy a Fast Play ticket from a retailer or a vending terminal, you will see the rules of the game printed either on the back of the ticket or somewhere between the title and the actual game. You can check if you win manually or automatically. The manual option is using your brain to figure out if the numbers match, for example. But if you don't want to waste time, you can have the retailer scan the code and see if you win or download the PA Lottery app and scan the ticket yourself. All tickets have a one-year expiration time, so if you are a winner, hurry up and get your reward before the time runs out.

PA Lottery Fast Play Tickets Coupons

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The Pennsylvania Lottery has always excelled when thinking of exciting offers and promotions. They already have some cool bonuses you can take advantage of, but when it comes specifically to Fast Play tickets, they thought of something cool too. From February 5th to March 4th, they offer the chance to get an extra text coupon whenever you buy a specific ticket. Here are the particular offers:

  • When you buy a $5 Fast Play Rainbow Riches ticket, you get a free $1 Keno 4 Spot.
  • When you buy a $10 Fast Play Moo-lah Match, you get a free $2 Fast Play Xoxo.
  • When you buy a $20 Fast Play Diamond Mine, you get four free draws of a $1 Keno 4 Spot.
  • If you buy three Match 6 coupons, you get a free $2 Scratch-Off.

You can get each of these promotional coupons via text message separately or all-in-one.

Second Chance

If you are a part of the VIP Player Club, you can get one more chance to win even if your ticket loses. This perk is only available to certain Fast Play games, so check the website to see if your ticket is valid for this promotion. Currently, there are three Second Chance drawings:

  • James Bond Lottery Challenge
  • Go for the Green
  • Lucky In

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Where do I go to claim the more substantial prizes?

A: Usually, prizes up to $2,500 could be paid out at any retail location if they have the available cash on hand. If not, they can still pay you by check or money order. If the prize is more than $2,500, then you have to get it from any PA Lottery office yourself or request to be paid by mail. First, you would have to fill out a Claim Form, which you can do online or at a retail location. The Claim Form is mandatory for all prizes above $600.

Q: How do I find if there is a PA Lottery retailer near me?

A: There are two ways to find out where to find a retailer. First, you can open your browser and go to the lottery website. Find the page named “Where to Buy,” and you will see a map. In the search bar, you can enter your address or use the automatic location service to track where you are, and all the nearby retailers will pop-up with green pin symbols. Another way you can find the location is to download the official PA Lottery mobile app and use it to find nearby retailers.

Q: How long do I have to wait for my check to be delivered?

A: After the PA Lottery office receives your claim and validates it, they send the check through the mail system. It can take from four to six weeks to arrive, but it usually takes less time. You also have to account if it's a holiday season as well that could delay the delivery of your check.

Q: Does the Lottery pay the taxes on the prizes, or do I have to?

A: All lottery winnings are taxable under federal and state law. If your winnings are above $600, you will receive a W-2G form so you can report your winnings to the IRS. You have to submit this report with your tax returns. If the reward is above $2,500, you will have to mail the Claim Form along with the winning ticket to the Lottery so that they can pay you.

Q: Where can I buy Fast Play tickets?

A: You can buy Fast Play games at any PA Lottery retailer or get it from a self-service-touch-screen vending terminal. The tickets aren't like the scratch-offs, meaning they are printed at the time of purchase and not before.

Conclusion

The Pennsylvania Lottery Fast Play tickets are a growing trend within the population of the state. They are easy to play and are printed on-the-go, which also helps when skeptics are buying a ticket. The promotions they offer also attract many people, and even if you don't win if you are a member of their VIP Players Club, you can have a second chance by entering a drawing. They are giving us every opportunity to win; all we have to do is take it.