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Virginia Lottery announces new Pick 3 and Pick 4 feature
Fireball add-on will be available starting May 3 By Kate Northrop One week from now, players will have the opportunity to try out the Virginia Lottery's new Pick 3 and Pick 4 Fireball feature. The Lottery announced the arrival of a new draw game option for its Pick 3 and Pick 4 games that will improve chances of winning a prize. Starting Mon., May 3, players will be able to purchase the add-on. After each daytime and nightly Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawing, one of ten possible Fireball num ...
Apr 26, 2021, 9:44 pm - Lottery News forum

Triple zeroes — Virginia Lottery players cash in on 0-0-0
Second triple drawn in a month yields more than $3 million in payouts By Kate Northrop Yesterday, the Virginia Lottery announced the results and prize payouts of the Pick 3 afternoon drawing in which players broke the bank after the combination 0-0-0 was drawn. On Mon., Apr. 19, the afternoon Pick 3 drawing handsomely rewarded players who chose the popular triple combination 0-0-0. Triple numbers in the Pick 3 game are among the most popular combinations selected by players, the Lot ...
Apr 20, 2021, 9:53 am - Lottery News forum

Lucky 4's on St. Patrick's Day — Virginia Lottery's Pick 3 draws 4-4-4
Players win over $4.4 million in one drawing and break the bank By Kate Northrop Virginia Lottery players struck a pot of gold on St. Patrick's Day when triple 4's were drawn in yesterday's Pick 3 daytime drawing. Like finding a four-leaf clover, tons of players won top prizes of $500 with the combination 4-4-4 in the Lottery's Pick 3 game on Mar. 17 and broke the bank, according to the Lottery. While the Lottery generated less than $600,000 in ticket sales, winners managed to scoop ...
Mar 18, 2021, 12:33 pm - Lottery News forum

Virginia woman wins $1 million playing the lottery for the "last time"
By Kate Northrop Don't quit, not quite! A player from Virginia is glad she didn't stop playing the lottery too early after she won $1 million from a scratch-off ticket that was supposed to be her last. Latasha Tucker of Lynchburg made the million-dollar decision to play the lottery just one last time before quitting for good. On her way home form work, she purchased a ticket from the 20X the Money game for $10 at Quik-E Food Store Fried Chicken on Lakeside Drive in Lynchburg and won ...
Jan 28, 2021, 7:19 pm - Lottery News forum

Virginia man wins $800,000 with 160 identical lottery tickets
Phenomenal outcome is a result of just a feeling By Kate Northrop It's not unheard of for players to try and increase their potential winnings by buying identical tickets for one drawing. One player took that strategy to the extreme, turning heads when he won a whopping $800,000 with 160 lottery tickets in the same Pick 4 drawing. It is absolutely stunning most Pick 4 players would jump for joy at the prospect of winning just one $5,000 jackpot alone. Kwame Cross of Dumfries is now exp ...
Dec 14, 2020, 1:37 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery player wins $100,000 with 20 identical tickets
N.C. man bets big on Pick 4 and reaps the rewards By Kate Northrop A North Carolina man played the Virginia Lottery and took a big leap by buying 20 identical lottery tickets. The result? He took home 20 top prizes totaling $100,000. James Swimpson of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, stopped at Love's Travel Stop in Skippers, Virginia, about a two-hour drive from home, and decided to play the Lottery's Pick 4 game. Whether it was pure instinct or a voice in his head, he must have had a g ...
Nov 23, 2020, 9:56 pm - Lottery News forum

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

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