Pa. Lottery: Which Counties Spend The Most On Tickets?

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Blair County is a popular place for the Pennsylvania Lottery.

The county — which happens to be the home of Sheetz headquarters — leads the state for Pennsylvania Lottery ticket sales, when you adjust for population size.

The most recent data available says people spent more than $65 million on Pennsylvania Lottery tickets in Blair County during the 2016-17 fiscal year.

That averages out to about $524 per person. (Of course, that’s an average. So some spent more and some spent less or nothing. And people don’t necessarily buy Pennsylvania Lottery tickets in the same counties where they live.)

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About the map: Here’s what the colors in the map above mean: dark green = the average person spent more than $500 on Pennsylvania Lottery tickets; medium green = the average person spent $300 to $500; and light green = the average person spent less than $300. Data is for 2016-17 fiscal year. Having trouble seeing the map above? Click on this link.

One of Blair County’s neighbors, Cambria County, ranks second in the state.

Meanwhile, another Blair County neighbor ranks last in the state for the amount of money spent per person on Pennsylvania Lottery ticket sales. That would be Centre County, home of Penn State’s main campus.

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Most of the southcentral Pennsylvania counties rank low for Pennsylvania Lottery ticket spending. Here’s a look at their rankings.

A look at how much people spend on Pennsylvania Lottery tickets different counties. (Photo: Sean Heisey, York Daily Record)

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