Virginia nixes online lottery ticket sales
A Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee jettisoned legislation that would have allowed the Virginia Lottery to sell tickets on the Internet.
Convenience store owners were among those opposed to the bill that would have opened the door to online gambling. This is the first time a Virginia Assembly Committee has voted on the issue.
Del. Roxann Robinson introduced the bill, which was defeated 6-1 in a House General Laws subcommittee. The commonwealth is always looking for additional fundin ...
Jan 19, 2017, 7:41 pm - Lottery News forum
Virginia man tossed winning $10 million lottery ticket on floor
If he'd known he was holding a ticket worth $10 million, George Coffroad might have been a bit more careful with it. When the Alexandria man went to his car with Virginia Lottery Scratcher tickets he'd just bought, he tossed them on the floor of the car.
It wasn't until later at home, when he scratched his 100x the Money ticket, that he discovered he'd won the game's $10 million top prize.
The prize is the largest ever offered by a Virginia Lottery Scratcher game. Since he's the first play ...
Oct 14, 2016, 9:24 am - Lottery News forum
Three lottery tickets worth $50,000 each go unclaimed in Virginia
No one came forward to claim three separate Virginia lottery tickets that were each worth $50,000, so the money now goes to a state fund for educational uses.
The deadline to claim the prize money was Tuesday at 5 p.m., but no one came forward with the winning tickets, according to officials with the Virginia Lottery.
(See Deadline approaching for three unclaimed $50,000 lottery tickets in Virginia, Lottery Post, Jul. 8, 2016.)
The tickets were sold as part of the $1.58 billion Powerbal ...
Jul 13, 2016, 6:53 pm - Lottery News forum
Deadline approaching for three unclaimed $50,000 lottery tickets in Virginia
Virginia lottery players: Better hurry and check your Powerball ticket from the historic $1.6 billion jackpot in January.
Three tickets in Virginia, worth $50,000 each, have not yet been claimed from that big drawing, officials said.
But the deadline to claim the prizes is fast approaching. Lottery officials said the tickets expire 5 p.m. July 12. In Virginia, winning lottery tickets expire 180 days after the drawing. So the clock is ticking.
Two of the winning tickets were sold in Nort ...
Jul 8, 2016, 9:48 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia becomes first state to formally legalize daily fantasy sports
Virginia Monday signed into law the Fantasy Contests Act, a bill outlining how daily fantasy sport sites like DraftKings and FanDuel can operate legally in the state. The law is the nation's first formal recognition of the industry after months of heated legal activity in multiple states.
Regulators and lawmakers around the country have sought bans on the websites on the grounds they constitute illegal online gambling. The Virginia legislature first approved the new bill in February. Governor ...
Mar 7, 2016, 9:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Va. grocery store worker's lottery ticket mistake turns into $7 million grand prize
A Virginia grocery store employee's mistake during Powerball jackpot fever earlier this month ended up turning into a $7 million windfall.
Michael Donnelly was ringing up Powerball tickets for customers at the Harris Teeter store in Falls Church. But for one transaction, he accidentally punched the wrong button on the lottery terminal and printed a Cash4Life ticket that the customer didn't want.
Donnelly ended up buying the mistake ticket for the January 7th drawing and it turned out to be ...
Feb 1, 2016, 8:20 am - Lottery News forum
VA man collects on two winning million dollar lottery tickets
One man claimed two tickets in Virginia Beach that matched all six numbers in the Nov. 18 'Bank a Million,' netting him $2 million after the tax withholding.
The Virginia Lottery says Bernard Bennick of Springfield couldn't remember if he bought a lottery ticket, so to be certain he went out and bought one. It turned out he had already purchased a ticket with the same set of numbers, and all six numbers on both tickets matched the November 18 Bank a Million drawing.
I went to bed, but I c ...
Nov 24, 2015, 10:23 am - Lottery News forum
[UPDATE] D.C. woman who tried to redeem faulty ticket admitted to forging second 'winner'
By Todd Northrop
A Washington, D.C. woman who enlisted the help of local media to try and claim a faulty Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket actually tried to claim a second lottery ticket of the same exact game that she admitted was a forgery.
Lottery Post reported Wednesday morning that Ardella Newman of Washington, D.C. is taking the Virginia Lottery to task for denying her claim of a scratch-off ticket that she claims is worth $20,000. The Virginia Lottery had issued a statement that t ...
Sep 9, 2015, 7:48 pm - Lottery News forum
D.C. woman's 'winning' scratch ticket voided
Includes video report
A Washington, D.C. woman is taking on the Virginia Lottery after she bought a winning ticket worth $20,000 but is not getting the money. The lottery said the ticket was issued in error.
When I saw that $20,000, you don't know how excited I was, said Ardella Newman.
On Aug. 22, at a lottery machine inside Shoppers in Alexandria, Newman thought she hit it big. On a $2 scratch-off ticket she matched the number 16 for $20,000.
$20,000 could really, really help me, ...
Sep 9, 2015, 7:58 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia Lottery's new in-state game awards $1 million, taxes paid
$1,000,000 Money Ball game being retired
Wouldn't it be nice if you won some money, and you received a bonus to pay the taxes on your windfall? That's the idea behind the Virginia's Lottery's newest game, Bank a Million.
The top prize in this new draw game is $1 million, but winners of that prize receive something extra. The top prize amount is calculated so that winners actually receive $1 million after the federal and state tax-withholdings. In other words, winners get to actually bank a ...
Aug 24, 2015, 8:53 am - Lottery News forum