PA Lottery systems back up, just in time for Mega Millions’ $893 Million jackpot

19 March 2024- The Pennsylvania Lottery today announced that the transition to its new computer system was completed, meaning players can now purchase Draw Game and Fast Play tickets from Lottery vending equipment and cash winning tickets as they normally would.

This upgrade is part of a project that involves the Lottery upgrading vending equipment, improving its technology, and launching many new features that will improve the playing experience for Lottery players. 

This comes after the entire system was down across the state following massive computer system upgrades.

The transition to the new computer system, PA Lottery says, will be accompanied by the move to new data centers, test environments, communications networks, and back-office systems — all things that are occurring behind the scenes to lay the foundation for enhancements yet to come.