Virginia State Lottery

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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


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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

. Starting in 1999, a provision in Virginia's budget called for all proceeds to be assigned exclusively to education. In November 2000, Virginia voters approved the creation of the State Lottery Proceeds Fund by an 83.5-point margin. The measure, which is a permanent part

of Virginia's Constitution, directs the General Assembly to use all Lottery profits for educational purposes. The Lottery does not control how its profits are spent. Under Virginia law, all unclaimed prizes go to the Virginia Literary Fund, which is also used for educational purposes. Virginia Code § 58.1–4020. As of 2014, more than $244 million in unclaimed prizes have been transferred to the Literary Fund. In 2004, retired truck driver J. R. Triplett


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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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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


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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

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

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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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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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

. Matching five numbers wins $10,000. A ticket that matches all six numbers wins the top prize. Virginia's first Decades of Dollars top prize-winning ticket was sold in Norfolk (Norfolk, Virginia) for the April 12, 2012 drawing. A second top prize-winning ticket was sold less than a month later in Waynesboro. As of December 2014, there had been 666 second-prize ($10,000) Decades of Dollars winning tickets bought in Virginia. Millionaire Raffle In 2007, the Lottery offered its first

in 258,890,850. The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 14.7. As of January 2014, eight Mega Millions jackpots have been won in Virginia. http: www.megamillions.com jackpot_history Powerball Powerball is a drawing game in which players try to match five number from 1 through 59, plus a Powerball number from 1 through 35. A ticket that matches all six numbers wins the jackpot. Jackpot amounts begin at $40 million and grow with each drawing


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accessdate 2010-09-07 Gambling was outlawed in Virginia in 1849.


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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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