General information about PA Lottery Pick 2
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in January, 2015, or 5 years, 5 months and 13 days ago. Day drawings take place since January 27, 2015. Pick 2 Pennsylvania is currently available only in this state. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Pick 2 Pennsylvania. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Pennsylvania Lottery. In case you want to know more about Pennsylvania Lottery, here is their official website: https://www.palottery.state.pa.us. Pick 2 PA results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Pennsylvania Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- HQ: 1200 Fulling Mill Road, Suite 1, Middletown, PA 17057
- HQ phone number: (717) 702-8000
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Pick 2 PA results
Pick 2 PA results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Pennsylvania Lottery in Middletown. At the moment, draws are held 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 1:35 PM and 6:59 PM Eastern Time. The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on January 27, 2015, or 5 years, 5 months and 13 days ago.
How it works: picking up Pick 2 PA numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 2 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose two main Pick 2 PA numbers from the range between 0 and 9 Pick 2 PA numbers. Also, according to PA Lottery Pick 2 rules, one bonus number is to be additionally picked up from the range of 0-9. As you might know, the bonus number is called Wild Ball.
PA Lottery Pick 2 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers six prize categories. Pick 2 Pennsylvania offers no jackpot to its players. The top prize is $50 (with $1 wager). Luckily, the fact that this is quite a modest amount is compensated by indeed high winning odds! As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 100. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the two Pick 2 PA numbers. The main thing is to guess them in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 100
1 : 50
Front / Back Digit
1 : 10
Straight + Wild Ball
1 : 50
Box + Wild Ball
1 : 25
Front / Back Digit + Wild Ball
1 : 10
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 5,6.
PA Lottery Pick 2 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $1. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. A good news is that there is a chance to win an extra prize if to take part in Wild Ball, an optional add-on drawing that gives you more chances to win.
Hot and cold Pick 2 PA numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 1, 7 (Midday) and 6, 0 (Evening). The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 8, 0 (Midday) and 4, 7 (Evening).
Payouts of PA Lottery Pick 2 prizes
All the prizes under $600 can be received at lottery retailer locations. Pay attention that it is unnecessary to submit the claim form. A great thing is that Pick 2 Pennsylvania winnings are tax free. According to the laws of the state, taxes are only deducted from prizes greater than $5,000. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within one year from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of Pick 2 PA results.