About Us

Good fun for a great cause

For over 30 years, the Virginia Lottery has been building an amazing organization committed to growing and giving back, and having fun while doing it too. Operating entirely on revenue from game sales, the Virginia Lottery generates approximately $2.3 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools.

With Lottery games such as Mega Millions, Powerball, Bank a Million, Cash4Life®, Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle, Pick 3, Pick 4 and Cash 5 with EZ Match, the Lottery has a game that can match the taste for fun of any adult. The Lottery also has a variety of Scratchers and Print 'n Play games plus an array of online games to add to the excitement. Players also can enter promotions for more chances to win!

Frequently Asked Questions


We've developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help you find the information you need. If this section doesn't answer your question, feel free to give us a shout!

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Contact The Virginia Lottery

Contact Us

We want to provide you with the most comprehensive information about the Virginia Lottery, and we want to do so in a timely manner. If you cannot find the answers you seek on our site, we encourage you to contact us.

Questions? Use our Contact Us form
Find a retailer

Find a Retailer

With over 5,000 retailers in Virginia, you're never more than a few minutes away from your next chance to play. Click the link below to find your closest Virginia Lottery retailer.

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Community Events

We're having a blast at events near you! Get ready for fun giveaways and the chance to win great prizes!

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Our Programs

Since 1999, all Virginia Lottery profits have been used for K-12 public education in Virginia. In Fiscal Year 2020, the Virginia Lottery had sales of nearly $2.15 billion. Of this total, the Lottery generated more than $595 million, or 27.7% of sales, for K-12 public education; 61.3% of the total went back to players in the form of prizes; 5.6% went to the retailers who sell Virginia Lottery tickets; and 5.4% went to operational expenses.

Learn how the Lottery gives back to schools and communities
Virginia Lottery Blog

Virginia Lottery Blog

Visit our blog for an insider’s look at the Virginia Lottery!

Visit the Virginia Lottery Blog

Lottery Careers

The Virginia Lottery is about more than big jackpots. The Lottery is a great place to work; click the link below to find out why!

Find out why we love working for the Lottery 
Virginia Lottery Retailer Center

Retailer Center

You might not think of Lottery games as team sports, but teamwork is the foundation of the Virginia Lottery. Teamwork has helped the Lottery and its retailer partners raise more than $10 billion for Virginia's K-12 public schools since 1999.

Information for current and prospective Lottery retailers
Casinos and Sports Betting

Casinos and Sports Betting

This aspect of the Lottery’s work includes regulation, licensing, auditing and compliance for gaming operators, equipment manufacturers and distributors, suppliers and employees.

Learn about regulations and licensing for Casinos and Sports Betting

Vendor Opportunities

The Lottery welcomes the interest of all vendors in supplying goods and services, and the Lottery conducts a fair and impartial procurement process when choosing partners. The Lottery uses competition to the maximum feasible degree.

See all Lottery vendor opportunities
Mobile App

Mobile App

The Virginia Lottery app has reached the next level with new updates! You can now create or sign in to your Virginia Lottery account through the app and then use our Ticket Scanner technology to scan non-winning tickets and enter promotions – all right from your mobile device!

Learn more about the official Virginia Lottery app
affiliate program

Affiliate Program

We’re looking for qualified Affiliate Partners who can Earn Revenue as part of the Virginia Lottery Affiliate program we pay commissions to partners who send new players our way!

Promote, Refer, and Earn!
Virginia Lottery Customer Service

Customer Service

We're available to help you Monday through Friday.

View location info for Lottery Customer Service Centers

Giving Back to Virginia Public Schools


Total Virginia Lottery profits generated for Virginia's K-12 public schools since 1999.

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