Virginia State Lottery

What is Virginia State Lottery known for?


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child2_agency keydocument1 website http: www.valottery.com footnotes map map_width map_caption The '''Virginia Lottery''' is an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It was created in 1987 when Virginians voted in favor of a state lottery. The first ticket was sold on September 20, 1988. All profits from Virginia Lottery ticket sales go to K-12 public education. In Fiscal Year 2014, the Lottery's profits totaled $538.6 million, which accounted

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as sales commissions, and 5% covered the Lottery Department's operational expenses. The Lottery sponsors the annual Virginia Lottery Super Teacher Awards. A Commonwealth-wide panel of educators annually select one Super Teacher from each of eight geographic regions. Each winner receives a $2,000 credit for schoolroom supplies from The Supply Room Companies and $2,000 from the Lottery.

archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20120603053301 https: valottery.com promotion teacher drawings.asp archivedate 2012-06-03 title Super Teacher publisher Virginia State Lottery accessdate 2013-12-17 Games The Virginia Lottery gives top-prize winners of certain games a choice of cash or annuity. When a top-prize winner of Powerball, Mega Millions, or ''Decades of Dollars'' is claimed, the Lottery purchases sufficient US Government bonds to cover the prize. If the cash option

Millionaire Raffle; 330,000 tickets were sold at $20 each, after which numbers were randomly drawn to win up to $1 million. The Lottery has held Millionaire Raffles irregularly: some during spring; but most have been drawn on New Years Day. Rules vary with each raffle; the top prize is usually always $1 million; generally, all raffle prizes are paid in lump sum.


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of Winchester (Winchester, Virginia) won the largest Virginia Lottery prize to date when he claimed a Mega Millions jackpot worth $239 million (annuity value) for the April 1 drawing. Eight Mega Millions jackpots and one Powerball jackpot have been won in Virginia. Governance

5 of 35 numbers; there are 36 balls to be drawn from, including a gold-colored "Moneyball". Games are $2 each. If one of the five balls drawn is the "Moneyball", a sixth ball will be drawn so that there will be five winning numbers. A ticket matching all five numbers in a drawing where the "Moneyball" is drawn wins $1,000,000; otherwise the prize is $100,000. Other prizes are $100, $10, and $2. Decades of Dollars Decades

of Dollars is a drawing game currently available only in Virginia, offering a top prize of $250,000 per year in 30 annual installments ($7.5 million total) or a cash option of $4 million. Drawings are twice a week: on Monday and Thursday. Each play costs $2. Players choose six numbers from 1 through 47. Any ticket matching at least two numbers wins. Matching two numbers (on a Virginia-generated ticket) wins a $2 quick-pick Decades of Dollars ticket; three numbers wins $10, four numbers wins $100


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-digit games that are similar to those of other US lotteries. The maximum prize on a $1 play are $500 in Pick 3 and $5,000 in Pick 4.

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: www.valottery.com cash5 howtoplay.asp archivedate 2009-02-28 title Game Information: Cash 5 publisher Virginia State Lottery accessdate 2013-12-17 $1,000,000 Moneyball $1,000,000 Moneyball replaced ''Win for Life'' on September 17, 2014. Moneyball is drawn Wednesdays and Saturdays. Players choose Fantasy 5


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Official Rules publisher lottery.com accessdate 2010-07-02 Cash 5 Virginia's Cash 5 game draws five numbers from a pool of 34. The minimum wager is $1; games can be played for 25 and or 50 cents providing the total is $1 or more. The top prize on a $1 single-game wager is $100,000; that pool's liability limit is $2,000,000.


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: www.valottery.com promotion raffle archivedate 2012-04-16 title Official Home of the Virginia Lottery publisher Virginia State Lottery accessdate 2013-12-17 Multi-jurisdiction draw games Mega Millions Mega Millions is a drawing game played in Virginia and most other U. S. states (Virginia is one of the original six states to first offer the game in 1996 when it was then known as "The Big Game"). Jackpots start at $15 million


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, and Cash 5 (Fantasy 5); each of which is drawn twice daily. The Virginia Lottery also offers numerous scratchers. It is one of 46 lotteries which sells Mega Millions tickets, and one of 47 offering Powerball. ''Decades of Dollars'' is drawn Mondays and Thursdays; Mega Millions (#Mega Millions) is drawn Tuesdays and Fridays, while Powerball (#Powerball) is drawn Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Lottery maintains elaborate security procedures to protect the integrity of its games

Virginia Lottery drawings are conducted under elaborate security protocols. The set of balls used for each drawing are randomly selected from a number of sets; and detailed records of "test" drawings are maintained to prevent systematic biases. ref


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in which the jackpot is not won. Top-prize Powerball winners can choose cash (present value) in lieu of annuity payments. The jackpot is pari-mutuel, meaning that if multiple tickets match all six numbers, each of them receives an equal share of the total jackpot. A basic Powerball ticket costs $2. The ''Power Play'' option adds $1 to the price of each ticket in a given playslip, so a Powerball ticket with ''Power Play'' costs $3 (up from $2). The odds of matching all six numbers to win

Virginia State Lottery

The '''Virginia Lottery''' is an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It was created in 1987 when Virginians voted in favor of a state lottery. The first ticket was sold on September 20, 1988. All profits from Virginia Lottery ticket sales go to K-12 public education. In Fiscal Year 2014, the Lottery's profits totaled $538.6 million, which accounted for approximately 8 percent of school funding in Virginia. That brought total Lottery profits in Virginia (from 1989 to June 2014) to more than $9.5 billion.

Daily draw games include Pick 3, Pick 4, and Cash 5 (Fantasy 5); each of which is drawn twice daily. The Virginia Lottery also offers numerous scratchers. It is one of 46 lotteries which sells Mega Millions tickets, and one of 47 offering Powerball. ''Decades of Dollars'' is drawn Mondays and Thursdays; Mega Millions (#Mega Millions) is drawn Tuesdays and Fridays, while Powerball (#Powerball) is drawn Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Lottery maintains elaborate security procedures to protect the integrity of its games.

The Lottery's headquarters is in downtown Richmond; additional customer service centers are in Abingdon, Farmville, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Henrico, Roanoke, and Woodbridge.

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