Virginia Lottery sales top $1 billion for fifth straight year
Virginia Lottery sales have increased even as competition looms in neighboring states, lottery officials announced Tuesday.Lottery sales surpassed the $1 billion mark on April 6, compared to April 20 last year, said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Penelope Kyle. Lottery sales stood at $1.02 billion Monday, she said.Lottery officials forecast sales to top out at $1.35 billion by the end of the fiscal year, in June.Kyle attributed the upward trend to brisk sales of scratch-off tickets and big ...
Apr 13, 2005, 10:18 am - Lottery News forum
Workers indicted in lottery scandal
Two former employees of an Exxon store in Gordonsville, Virginia have been indicted on charges of embezzling $14,000 in Virginia lottery tickets.An Orange County grand jury on Monday indicted Jessica Denise Adams and Tamirria Burke on one charge each of felony embezzlement, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.A problem was discovered in late October when brothers Bob and David Brockman, who run Brockman Oil Co. in Orange, decided to stop selling Virginia Lottery tickets at the ...
Mar 30, 2005, 10:54 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia lottery director becomes university president
On Thursday, Virginia Lottery director Penelope Ward Kyle was named the next president of Radford University.The Galax native brings with her more than a decade's experience in state government and years of service on public college boards. The Radford presidency will be her first job in higher education administration.Radford officials expect Kyle, who begins in June after Douglas Covington retires, to be a major fund-raiser for the university. She talked with The Roanoke Times on Friday about ...
Mar 7, 2005, 12:45 pm - Lottery News forum
VA Lottery Director wants to be college president
Virginia Lottery Director Penelope Ward Kyle said a lack of university experience shouldn't hamper her management abilitiesVirginia Lottery Director Penelope Ward Kyle assured Radford University faculty Tuesday that she wouldn't institute radical changes if she succeeded Douglas Covington as president. Far be it from me with my career experience ... to tell you what you should be doing, she said. I haven't been doing what you all have been doing for all these years. Before coming to the lotter ...
Feb 2, 2005, 3:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Virginia Lottery Sales Pass the $15 Billion Mark
Best Second Quarter in Lottery's History Is Good News for K-12 Public SchoolsThe Virginia Lottery reached two major milestones as the second quarter of fiscal year 2005 came to a close.Executive Director Penelope W. Kyle today announced the best second quarter in the Virginia Lottery's history as nearly $330 million in sales were reported from October through December 2004.Kyle also announced that the Virginia Lottery has passed the $15 billion mark in total sales since the Lottery began in Sept ...
Jan 24, 2005, 10:31 pm - Lottery News forum
Triple 8's Still Hot in Virginia Lottery
Virginia Lottery players are once again coming out ahead.Just two weeks to the day since 8-8-8 was drawn in the Virginia Lottery's Pick 3 game, the exact same order combination was drawn in Monday's Pick 3 day drawing.That means that every player who wagered $1.00 on the Exact Order combination won the top prize of $500. When you add it all up, Virginia Lottery players wagered a total of $363,310 for the Monday, January 10, 2005 Pick 3 day drawing, and they won a total of $1,005,025 in prizes! ...
Jan 11, 2005, 8:18 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia lottery players won $750 million in 2004
The Virginia Lottery says players won just under $750 million dollars in prizes during the last calendar year.Five winners became millionaires.According to lottery officials, the five largest prizes of 2004 included one Mega Millions jackpot, three Lotto South jackpots and one scratch ticket. The winners hailed from northern Virginia, Richmond, North Carolina and two from the Shenandoah Valley. The biggest prize was a Mega Millions jackpot of $239 million dollars, the largest prize in the histo ...
Jan 10, 2005, 2:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Virginia Lottery loses its shirt on triple-eights
8-8-8 was great, great, great for lots of Virginians yesterday afternoon.Triple numbers in the Pick 3 Virginia Lottery are the most popular played, and yesterday was no exception.A total of 12,118 tickets were sold with the winning combination, Lottery spokeswoman Jill Vaughan said. Players spent $357,870 on the tickets and won $3,028,925 in prizes, she said.Because players could buy 50-cent tickets as well as $1 tickets, the Virginia Lottery did not have a breakdown on how many people won $250 ...
Dec 28, 2004, 9:38 am - Lottery News forum
One winner in $5 million Lotto South drawing
There was one big winner in Saturday's $5 million Lotto South drawing, Virginia Lottery officials said Sunday.The winning numbers were 4, 14, 29, 31, 37 and 48. The winning ticket was purchased in Virginia.The ticket was sold at the M R Mart on King Street in Strasburg, lottery spokesman Cherie Phaup said Sunday night.Sixteen tickets matched five numbers to win $1,707 and 1,159 tickets matched four to win $92.Wednesday's drawing reverts to $2 million.
Dec 6, 2004, 8:23 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia Lottery reporting record first-quarter sales
The Virginia Lottery is hitting the jackpot - again.The state-run numbers game announced yesterday that first-quarter sales for the budget year that began July 1 are the best ever since the lottery was started in 1988.Sales reached $304.2 million, topping the previous record by approximately $27 million. Record sales for the first quarter - a period when sales are usually slack - have been reported for the past three years.Two months ago, Gov. Mark R. Warner announced record profits for the just ...
Oct 29, 2004, 8:32 am - Lottery News forum