The number of people applying for the lottery’s grand opening on Monday has surpassed the 2 million mark, marking the largest ever in Pennsylvania, a state that is one of the states that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump in November.
About 3,600 people applied for the state lottery’s new booth, a move that brings the total number of lottery applications to more than 3.4 million.
The total number who registered for the new lottery will be capped at 2.5 million, a number that was exceeded by the total applicants for the previous two years, when 2.3 million people applied.
The first lottery booth opened on Friday, and a second will open later this month in the state capital.
Pennsylvania’s lottery office says the state will spend $2.4 billion to open the state’s first-ever lottery.
The state’s lottery director, Paul Haney, said the total amount spent will exceed the $2 billion that was spent in 2018 and will be about the same as the $1.4 trillion spent in 2016.
The state’s grand openings have become a big business.
In the last three years, Pennsylvania has paid out more than $50 million to companies that have won more than 1 million lottery tickets, according to the lottery company, PennLottery.
In Pennsylvania, the grand opening will mark the second time the state has opened a lottery booth.
Last year, the state had its first lottery office in 18 years.
The grand opening was marred by violence in the city of Philadelphia and a number of other high-profile incidents.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that Philadelphia’s police and city officials violated the rights of the people who lived in the area, and the Supreme Court’s ruling resulted in a nationwide ban on police use of force against people with disabilities.