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Pennsylvania Lottery Hosts Live Evening Drawing From Farm Show
1/10/2011

Harrisburg - Amid hundreds of spectators at the 95th Pennsylvania Farm Show, Secretary of Revenue C. Daniel Hassell served as guest drawing official as the Pennsylvania Lottery conducted its live, 6:59 p.m. drawing in the Farm Show Large Arena tonight.

This is the eighth consecutive year the Lottery broadcast its live evening drawing from the Farm Show. Including tonight's drawing, the Pennsylvania Lottery has conducted 11,725 live, televised drawings.

Three Lottery drawing officials, a certified public accountant, an accountant, two senior citizens serving as witnesses, a camera crew and an announcer participate in each evening drawing. Each official evening draw is preceded by 12 test draws and followed by three post-draws, which are conducted to certify the performance of the drawing equipment and the randomness of the official winning numbers.

Visitors to the Farm Show can purchase Lottery tickets and learn more about the programs funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery at the Lottery's exhibition booth, open throughout Farm Show and located in the Main Hall near the Commonwealth Commons, just inside the Maclay St. entrance on the west end of the building.

About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception 38 years ago, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $20.1 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including more than 600 full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state. The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds its players to play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older.

For more information on the Pennsylvania Lottery, visit www.palottery.com.

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