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Virginia Lottery releases new Keno game
By Kate Northrop The Virginia Lottery has added a new draw game to its arsenal for lottery enthusiasts to test their luck. Virginian lottery players can now try their hand at Keno, a fast-paced lottery where drawings take place every four minutes and players have a chance to win prizes of up to $1 million. Players wager $1 to $10 every drawing and attempt to match 20 winning numbers to a drawn pool of numbers ranging from 1-80. According to Kevin Hall, the Executive Director of the V ...
Aug 3, 2020, 9:31 pm - Lottery News forum

Man waiting to cash in $1,000 lottery ticket wins another $177,777
A Virginia man waiting to cash in his $1,000 winning lottery ticket ended up winning an additional $177,777 before collecting his prize. Jeff Melick of Newport News told Virginia Lottery officials he was waiting until the lottery's customer service centers reopened to cash in his $1,000 winning scratch-off ticket when he purchased a Lucky 7s Tripler ticket. The ticket turned out to be a $177,777 top prize winner. I kind of went numb, Melick said. I was doing good with the $1,000 winner ...
May 11, 2020, 10:13 am - Lottery News forum

Virginia Lottery March profits took a big hit
The Virginia Lottery is still running during the COVID-19 pandemic, but its March profits dropped 28 percent, according to a new agency report. The Lottery took in $48 million in profits for March, down more than a quarter compared to the same month last year. Though Gov. Ralph Northam has shut down virtually all types of indoor entertainment including the Rosie's gambling facilities operated by Colonial Downs he has not ordered the Lottery, a state agency, to stop selling tickets. Most Lo ...
Apr 22, 2020, 6:45 pm - Lottery News forum

New law allows online sale of Virginia lottery tickets
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. T ...
Mar 6, 2020, 2:21 pm - Lottery News forum

Virginia lottery jackpot winners can stay anonymous, starting in July
A new law passed by the Virginia General Assembly and signed by the Governor prohibits the Virginia Lottery from disclosing information about big jackpot winners. The bill was unanimously passed by the House, and it passed the Senate in a vote of 34 to 5. A similar bill was introduced by Senator Lionell Spruill, Sr. who represents part of Chesapeake. Governor Ralph Northam signed the bill into law on February 27. When the bill goes into effect this summer, the Virginia Lottery will not ...
Apr 5, 2019, 7:35 pm - Lottery News forum

Virginia woman wins $150,000 lottery payout in one Pick 4 drawing
Some people have all the luck. In February, that person was Deborah Brown. When Deborah Brown bought 20 Pick 4 tickets from the Virginia Lottery all with the same four digits for the same drawing she just had a feeling. A couple of times during the day, I saw those numbers, she said. A little while later, when she bought 10 more plays again for the same drawing with that same number combination (1-0-3-1) she said she was really feeling it. Turns out, that feeling was right! When ...
Mar 10, 2019, 10:16 am - Lottery News forum

Bill to allow lottery winners to remain anonymous passes Virginia Senate
A bill that would allow lottery winners in Virginia to remain anonymous has cleared one hurdle toward becoming a law. The bill passed in the Senate Friday morning, but still has to be approved by the House of Delegates. It passed with a 33-7 vote. Sen. Lionell Spruill, Sr. (D-Chesapeake) helped introduced the bill, which would let winners submit a notice to the Virginia Lottery that they do not wish to have their name or personal information disclosed. The bill would not, however, preve ...
Jan 20, 2019, 10:27 am - Lottery News forum

Virginia Lottery winner has three minutes to fill grocery shopping cart
Hands gripping the handle of a shopping cart, Jeff Marsten stood poised behind a black-and-white checkered strip of tape near the entrance of the Weis Markets on Deacon Road at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Give me a countdown to 10 seconds, Kim McGregor said to Angela Beachy. Ten, nine, eight, began Beachy. When she reached one, the 63-year-old Stafford County man was off and running down the coffee aisle. Right behind were the two women, who work for Weis, along with representatives from the Virgi ...
Sep 20, 2018, 10:39 am - Lottery News forum

The man who won the lottery 14 times (part 2)
Just after 11 PM on February 15, 1992, a lottery ball machine at the Virginia State Lottery HQ spit out 6 winning numbers on live television: 8... 11... 13... 15... 19... 20. In the coming days, officials would find out that one person had secured not only the $27,036,142 jackpot, but 6 second prizes, 132 third prizes, and 135 minor prizes collectively worth another $900k. What unfolded next was the strangest, most improbable lottery tale in history one involving thousands of international ...
Aug 27, 2018, 6:56 pm - Lottery News forum

The man who won the lottery 14 times (part 1)
Just after 11 PM on February 15, 1992, a lottery ball machine at the Virginia State Lottery HQ spit out 6 winning numbers on live television: 8... 11... 13... 15... 19... 20. In the coming days, officials would find out that one person had secured not only the $27,036,142 jackpot, but 6 second prizes, 132 third prizes, and 135 minor prizes collectively worth another $900k. What unfolded next was the strangest, most improbable lottery tale in history one involving thousands of international ...
Aug 20, 2018, 7:29 pm - Lottery News forum

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