Nov. 04, 2022

HARRISBURG – Legislation to maximize the amount of money generated by the Pennsylvania Lottery for the Commonwealth’s senior citizens has been signed into law, Rep. Carrie Lewis DelRosso (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) has announced.

The General Assembly set the statutorily mandated minimum profit margin for the Pennsylvania Lottery at 20% until June 30, 2024. Act 137 of 2022 will extend this 20% profit margin another five years until June 30, 2029.

“I am so happy we were able to secure this extended profit margin for our senior citizens,” said Lewis DelRosso. “The profits from the lottery are very important as they go towards care and services for our older adults.”

Keeping the minimum profit margin at 20% will increase funding for senior programs because it allows the Pennsylvania Lottery to increase overall profits by targeting how much they can sell of certain games. 

“The Pennsylvania Lottery sets game payouts at least a year in advance,” Lewis DelRosso concluded. “This extension will now provide them with the ability to prepare the future game portfolio to maximize profits.”

The Pennsylvania Lottery provides the following programs for older Pennsylvanians:
Property tax and rent rebates.
Funding for the area agencies on aging, which provide services such as delivered meals, program referrals, health insurance counseling, legal assistance, transportation, protective services and more.
Prescription assistance through the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and PACE Needs Enhancement Tier (PACENET) programs.
Free and reduced-fare shared rides.

Rep. Carrie Lewis DelRosso
33rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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