Big billboards line many Pennsylvania highways to advertise the jackpots for the Powerball and MegaMillions lottery games. Tickets are sold in almost every state in the nation, and when the number on those billboards gets very high, as it did in January when the Powerball jackpot reached $1.6 billion, lines begin to form wherever lottery tickets are sold.
Although a fight is expected to break out between the General Assembly and the governor about the overall framework of the 2016/17 state budget, there are areas of agreement between legislators and the Administration. One of these areas of critical importance to older Pennsylvanians, is how revenues from the Pennsylvania lottery will be spent.
During National Consumer Protection Week, March 3 – 9, 2013, AARP and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPS) are teaming up to combat foreign lottery fraud, one of the most pernicious scams targeting older residents today.
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