MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Lottery is now providing players with Lottery news and winning numbers directly to their mobile phones through text messages.
"Following our debut in social media and the introduction of our mobile website this past summer, text messages are our newest tool to help on-the-go players stay connected with the Lottery," said Todd Rucci, Lottery's executive director.
Subscribers can receive alerts about winning numbers, promotional offers, instant game announcements and jackpot alerts. Players can customize the text alerts they receive based on game and jackpot level. In addition to providing automated winning number and jackpot messages, the text service enables players to be the first to learn of new games and special offers from the Lottery.To subscribe to Lottery text message alerts, visit www.palottery.com and join the VIP Players club, which is free to join and provides an online forum through which players can receive the latest Lottery news. Although the Lottery does not charge for these alerts, standard text message rates and data charges may apply. Players are encouraged to review their wireless service plans and consult with service providers before subscribing to Lottery texts. 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 in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed nearly $21.5 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 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, visit www.palottery.com, log in to Facebook and like us at www.facebook.com/palottery or follow us at www.twitter.com/palottery. Media contact: Lauren Piccolo, 717-702-8008 SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery