Lottery witnesses needed


Pennsylvania residents ages 55 and older are needed to volunteer as witnesses on the Pennsylvania Lottery’s evening drawing show.

A Powerball ticket is shown at Cocoa Hut Convenience Store on East Market Street in York, Pa. on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. (Dawn J. Sagert - The York Dispatch)

Witnesses perform different functions on two consecutive evenings from 5-7:30 p.m. They select the drawing machines and ball sets used for drawings, observe all pre-drawing and post-drawing tests and, on one of the nights, appear on-camera during the live televised drawing show.

Witnesses work with two lottery officials, who will directly perform all drawing tasks, and two independent certified public accountants, who monitor all tasks.

Drawings take place at WITF-TV in Harrisburg. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation and, if necessary, lodging. Scheduling is usually conducted a month or more in advance.

For more information, visit, go to About Us and Become a PA Lottery Drawing Show Witness.