Virginia State Lottery

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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


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subscriptions archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20120623143903 http: www.valottery.com subscriptions archivedate 2012-06-23 title Mega Millions and Win For Life: Subscribe! publisher Virginia State Lottery accessdate 2013-12-17 Virginia-only draw games Within Virginia, the Lottery offers "Pick 3", "Pick 4," and "Cash 5." Each game is drawn twice a day (at 2PM and 11PM), seven days a week. Pick 3 and Pick 4 Virginia offers three- and four

-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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-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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12th. Garrett Liberty drove one race at Memphis, finishing 31st. Scratch-off lottery tickets At least twenty-nine states have or had some kind of ''Deal or No Deal'' scratch-off ticket (with the top prize determined by each lottery) to the grand prize winner. Non-winning tickets may be used to enter a sweepstakes for a variety of prizes, including a chance to be on the game show. These states include Arizona (Arizona Lottery),


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the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510. The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 32. One Powerball jackpot has been won in Virginia. http: www.powerball.com powerball pb_stories Fast Play and scratcher games From its inception, the Virginia Lottery has sold instant (scratcher (scratchcard)) games. Originally, all scratch tickets were $1 each; in the mid-1990s, the first Bingo scratcher was introduced; each Bingo ticket cost $2. Eventually, higher-priced scratchers

complementing scratchers with its first Fast Play game: "Fast Play Bingo". As with traditional Lottery games, tickets are printed by the terminal; however as in scratchers, winning status is determined when the ticket is printed (there is no drawing for a Fast Play game). More Fast Play games have been added over the years, and as of 2013, the Lottery maintains a continually-changing lineup of Fast Play games at $2, $3, and $5 prices: each with its own rules and prizes. Security 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.


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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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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

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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