New law allows online sale of Virginia lottery tickets

Mar 6, 2020, 2:21 pm (3 comments)

Virginia Lottery

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed a bill into law that permits the online sale of state lottery tickets, which the fiscal estimate suggests could generate $12 million in annual state revenue.

A person will be permitted to purchase the tickets through a computer, a smartphone or other electronic devices when the Virginia Lottery gets the new method of sales up and running.

The $12 million estimate, however, assumes the new sales will not affect sales in traditional lottery locations. The new sales and method of purchase also may cause the Virginia Lottery to hire more employees, which could lead to additional costs.

The legislation, Senate Bill 922, requires the Virginia Lottery to enter into a contract with a gaming system provider, which will supply the new products through an iLottery app.

The bill will go into effect July 1. It was sponsored by Sen. Tommy Norment, R-James City, the Senate minority leader.

Washington Examiner


Artist77's avatarArtist77

We already can buy mm and pb and cash for life online. So this must mean Bank a million, cash 5, etc.

winsumloosesum's avatarwinsumloosesum

Smart move.  What takes these states so long to institute playing the numbers game?

Hope Pennsylvania follows the same path (soon).


Does any state lottery offer pick-3 and pick-4 sales Online?

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