PA iLottery “Holiday Countdown” Promo Giving Away $100,000 Through Year’s End

PA iLottery “Holiday Countdown” Promo Giving Away $100,000 Through Year’s End

The Pennsylvania Online Lottery is handing out holiday presents a little early this year. Over the span of five weeks ending on 12/31/2018, the PAiLottery will be giving away $100,000 to 505 lucky players.

All of Pennsylvania’s online players are eligible to win, but there are some basic deposit and play-through requirements and also some things players can do to maximize their chances of winning based on the amount they play – and when they play it.

How the $100,000 will be distributed

The PAiLottery will be giving away the $100,000 in promotional winnings in five weekly drawings leading up to the end of the year. In each drawing, one hundred winners will be selected to receive $100 and one lucky winner will receive $10,000. This will happen at the end of each of the five weeks. The drawing and payout structure is as follows:

Entry Earning Period
(12am to 11:59pm)
Winners AnnouncedGrand PrizeSecondary Prizes
November 28th to December 4thDecember 7thOne $10,000 winner100 $100 winners
December 5th to December 11thDecember 14thOne $10,000 winner100 $100 winners
December 12th to December 18thDecember 21stOne $10,000 winner100 $100 winners
December 19th to December 25thDecember 28thOne $10,000 winner100 $100 winners
December 26th to December 31stJanuary 4thOne $10,000 winner100 $100 winners

Qualifying for the $100,000 Holiday Countdown

Entries into the Holiday Countdown Promo are earned by making a deposit (and playing it through) during each week of the promotion. Entries are earned by depositing and playing through the following amounts:

  • A daily deposit of up to $25 earns one entry
  • A daily deposit of up to $49.99 earns three entries
  • A daily deposit of $100 or more earns eight entries.

Note that these are daily deposits. If a player wanted to maximize their entries for the week, they could deposit $100 or more every day (and play the $100 through) each day of the week and receive 56 entries for the week. Only entries earned during a specific week count in that week’s drawing. The entries don’t “carry forward”.

There is one other important requirement. To be eligible for the drawing, each week players must log into their account and go to the “My Bonuses” page and select “Claim” on the $100,000 Holiday Countdown Bonus. It’s very important to remember to “opt in” each week and make yourself eligible to win for that week.

Important considerations

If players are intending to try to maximize their chances of winning a piece of the $100,000 the Pennsylvania Online Lottery is giving away this holiday season, they need to consider an important point. To earn the entries associated with each daily deposit, the amount deposited must be played through on the same day.

This is an important “small print” aspect of the promo and is one that must be remembered to any player trying to maximize their chances to win prize money. On the one hand, many players won’t follow through on this aspect of the rules – which should lower the number of entries one is competing against. On the other hand, it might be annoying and cumbersome for players to follow through themselves!

Either way, the $100,000 Holiday Countdown promotion is an exciting and potentially lucrative one that should bring in new players to the PAiLottery and throw $50,000 around to 500 lucky players. On top of that, five even luckier players will chop up the other $50,000 and have a very Merry Christmas indeed.