Proceeds from Wednesday’s 381 million dollar powerball drawing will go to programs benefiting senior citizens in Pennsylvania something the state has done since 1972.
Pennsylvania lottery funds pay for things like prescriptions for elderly residents..
But some people say it’s time for that to change.
Folks who play the lottery say even if they don’t win, they’re glad to know their money is helping Pennsylvania seniors.
“There’s no reason to change it I believe,” Adrinne Vercetti, in State College, said.
“In my job I get to travel a lot and I see some small, less fortunate towns, like old coal mining towns and businesses, so it’s kind of nice to have that money go towards them,” Bowen said.
Texas also uses the money for veterans assistance and other state programs.