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Online play taking off: Virginia Lottery hits milestone $2 billion awarded
Lottery sees increase in profits as well as major payouts By Kate Northrop The Virginia Lottery is seeing huge profits and payouts since the launch of its online games just two years ago. Online players in Virginia have won over $2 billion in online prizes in a little over the past two years alone, the Virginia Lottery reported on Thursday. Lottery players in Virgina have the ability to purchase and redeem tickets from the convenience of their personal devices for games including
Oct 5, 2022, 7:08 am - Lottery News

Virginia man scoops $1 million in Pick 4 with 200 plays in one drawing
Can you think of a better bet? By Kate Northrop A last minute splurge led to the Virginia Lottery paying out $1 million to one player after his 200 identical plays matched the winning numbers in a single Pick 4 drawing. Ali Ghaemi might hold the crown for the greatest decision to splurge ever after he scooped a million dollars in one Virginia Lottery Pick 4 drawing with 200 identical plays. On September 6, the Alexandria resident bought 200 plays for that night's Pick 4 drawing u
Sep 29, 2022, 2:11 pm - Lottery News

9-9-9-9 in Virginia Lottery Pick 4 produces huge $8.7 million payout
Lucky quad delights players across the state By Kate Northrop A Virginia Lottery Pick 4 drawing produced a lucky combination this week, sparking an impressive payout of $8.7 million to players holding winning numbers. On Wednesday, the Virginia Lottery's Pick 4 Day drawing produced the winning numbers 9-9-9-9, no doubt leaving many players in the state in a happy mood. Winning tickets on a $1 wager won $5,000 in the August 31 afternoon drawing, while winning tickets on a fifty-ce
Sep 2, 2022, 5:19 pm - Lottery News

Kelly T. Gee appointed Executive Director of Virginia Lottery
New casinos on the Director's radar By Kate Northrop Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that he appointed Kelly T. Gee, the Virginia Lottery's Acting Director, as the permanent Executive Director. Having served as the Virginia Lottery's Acting Director since January, Kelly T. Gee officially filled the role permanently on June 6. On Friday, Youngkin announced several new administration appointments, including a Secretary of Administration, Secretary of Commerce and Trade
Jun 15, 2022, 4:55 pm - Lottery News

Virginia woman wins $236,400 in one Pick 4 drawing with 54 winning tickets
It takes one lottery ticket or 54 to win By Kate Northrop A Virginia Lottery player is more than satisfied with the outcome of a Pick 4 drawing for which she bought 54 identical tickets. Elisha Chapman won an astounding $236,400 from the Virginia Lottery's Pick 4 game. How did she do it? She bought 54 tickets with matching numbers for one single drawing. Using the four-digit combination 1-4-0-6, the Smithfield woman bought 54 identical tickets for the Pick 4 night drawing on Ma
Jun 10, 2022, 2:06 pm - Lottery News

82-year-old Virginia Lottery winner of $285,316 won't quit his job
Lottery winner who loves his job refuses to retire By Kate Northrop A lottery player who won a six-figure prize could easily put the sum toward a nice, quiet retirement, but one such winner refuses to quit doing what he loves. Vicente Mosquera is loving life as a waiter in an Italian restaurant, but things got even sweeter when he won a $285,316 prize in the Virginia Lottery's Cash 5 game. Even with the six-figure sum pocketed away for a rainy day, the 82-year-old winner doesn'
May 23, 2022, 12:13 pm - Lottery News

Virginia woman throws out winning $110,000 lottery ticket and saves it from the trash
Lottery ticket ends up damaged in the garbage bin By Kate Northrop A Virginia woman had a moment of panic when she almost lost out on a $110,000 Cash 5 jackpot, but she was thankfully able to recover the winning ticket she tossed in the garbage. Mary Elliot was nearly beside herself when she realized she threw out a winning Cash 5 lottery ticket worth $110,000, so she went digging through the trash to find it. While the Buckingham County resident was able to successfully recove
Apr 4, 2022, 12:37 pm - Lottery News

Virginia woman gets $10 million lottery prize for early Valentine's Day present
Sweeter than chocolate By Kate Northrop One Virginia woman received the sweetest early Valentine's Day present from her husband a winning lottery ticket worth $10 million. What's better than chocolate and flowers on Valentine's Day? Virginia resident Maria Chicas will probably tell you it's the lottery ticket worth $10 million she was gifted from her husband. A few days before the holiday, Chicas' husband bought a scratch-off ticket at In Out Mart on Mathis Avenue in Manassas.
Feb 19, 2022, 7:12 pm - Lottery News

VA man wins $132,000 in two Pick 3 drawings
Played massive number of tickets with same numbers One very lucky Virginia man collected a six-figure lottery win in Virginia, after all 264 of his tickets came up winners in two separate drawings, Virginia Lottery officials say. Yes, 264 tickets. Jalen Taylor of Charlottesville won $132,000 when each ticket proved to be worth $500, Virginia Lottery officials said in a press release. The prize came after Taylor went big and bought two large batches of Pick 3 tickets over a two-m
Feb 5, 2022, 1:36 pm - Lottery News

Group of seven friends win record $1.01 million Virginia Cash 5 jackpot
Lottery pool takes home magnificent record-setting prize By Kate Northrop A group of friends dubbed the Magnificent Seven have claimed the Virginia Lottery's largest Cash 5 jackpot to-date of $1,008,842. The Cash 5 with EZ Match game has a rolling jackpot that increases each drawing there is no winner. Last week, one ticket won the jackpot, which was the biggest in the game's history. Yesterday, the Lottery announced that the massive haul was claimed by a group of seven lucky playe
Jan 26, 2022, 12:37 pm - Lottery News

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