Gambling and sports moved a step closer yesterday when the Pennsylvania Lottery announced that it was selling $2 instant-game tickets featuring the logos of the Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins.

The lottery struck deals with the teams and the NHL, just as it had with the Eagles, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the NFL, and before that, with the Phillies, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Major League Baseball.

The hockey tickets will be on sale during the NHL season. The lottery says it designates all proceeds to older residents in the state.