The Wawa convenience-store chain will expand a test Pennsylvania Lottery program to all 210 Wawa stores in the state by next spring, Gov. Rendell announced.

Last June, Wawa began testing self-service lottery sales machines in 20 of its stores, a pilot program Rendell said was well-received by customers.

The governor said the rollout of the self-service machines to all Pennsylvania Wawa locations could boost lottery ticket sales by up to $37 million a year. That could yield $11 million more annually, after expenses and payouts to winners, for programs that support the state's senior citizens.    - Paul Schweizer