Rucci encouraged players to remember to play responsibly.
Tickets for tonight's Mega Millions drawing will be available until 9:59 p.m. at more than 9,000 Lottery retailers statewide.
"What's most exciting to us is that $24.8 million in sales for this Mega Millions run have generated more than $7.4 million in funding for programs benefiting Pennsylvania's older residents," Rucci said.
While Pennsylvania has yet to have a Mega Millions jackpot winner, eight tickets worth $250,000 each were sold in Pennsylvania so far this year for matching five white balls. Additionally, one Pennsylvania player won a $1 million match-five prize by purchasing the Megaplier this year.