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Virginia Lottery Blog!

Welcome to our new Virginia Lottery blog

The Virginia Lottery creates excitement, encourages friendly competition and supports Virginians’ love of games.

For over 30 years, we’ve been working and playing together, and building an amazing organization committed to growing, giving back and having fun. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products rather than tax dollars, the Virginia Lottery generates approximately $1.6 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools.

Our new blog is the ultimate destination for a fresh look at the Virginia Lottery. From the newest products to stories from winners and retailers and behind-the-scenes looks at what the Lottery does for K-12 public education, this blog will give you an insider’s look into everything going on at the Lottery. Check back often for the latest news on games, promotions and more!

new security feature for your account

Two-factor authentication: an added layer of security

July 31, 2023
thank a teacher

2023 Thank a Teacher Winners!

June 16, 2023
pick 5 with fireball

Pick 5 with FIREBALL is here!

June 9, 2023
full of family

Full of Cash means a chance to multiply your eXTRA Chances entries!

May 5, 2023
thank a teacher

2023 Thank a Teacher Art Contest Winners!

April 13, 2023
new games every tuesday


April 11, 2023
cash winning tickets in the app

Learn about mobile ticket cashing and withdrawal vouchers! 

March 17, 2023
luke combs promotion

Two games + a promotion!

February 10, 2023
thank a teacher

2023 Thank a Teacher Art Contest

January 10, 2023
get double the extra chances

eXTRA EXTRA! is back for the holiday season!

December 16, 2022
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Please gift responsibly this holiday season.

December 16, 2022
holiday scratchers

Holiday games are here: Four Scratchers + Raffle!

November 7, 2022

The Lottery’s first $50 Scratcher is here!

October 14, 2022
National Cyber Security Awareness Month

2022 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 7, 2022
powerball 500 giveaway

Get the details on how to get a Powerball $500 Giveaway entry form!

October 3, 2022
extra extra

2X the eXTRA Chances entries plus a chance to win $100!*

September 8, 2022
first powerball millionaire

You could become the first Powerball millionaire of 2023!

August 5, 2022

The Lottery is partnering with FasMart!

July 15, 2022
new scratchers

The July Scratchers launched on July 5!

July 7, 2022
thank a teacher

2022 Thank a Teacher Winners!

June 17, 2022
winners community share your story

The Winners Like You community is live!

May 20, 2022
scratchers everyday wins

The new May scratchers launched on May 3!

May 6, 2022
print n play x the money

The Print ‘n Play X The Money family is here!

April 28, 2022
Super 777s ticket

The Lottery is partnering with 7-Eleven!

April 22, 2022
thank a teacher

2022 Thank a Teacher Art Contest Winners!

April 15, 2022
play responsibly

Problem Gambling Awareness Month is here.

March 4, 2022
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CASH POP is coming on January 24!

January 14, 2022
pick 3 with fireball

Pick 3 now features FIREBALL!

July 2, 2021
pick 4 with fireball

Pick 4 now features FIREBALL!

July 2, 2021
cash for life

How to play Cash4Life®

February 8, 2021
cash 5 changes

How to play Cash 5 with EZ Match

November 30, 2020
how to play keno

How to play Keno

August 7, 2020
lottery account information

Creating a MyGameRoom account with the Virginia Lottery

July 2, 2020
ticket scanner

How do Lottery ticket scanners work?

May 29, 2020
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Winning the lottery in Virginia

November 22, 2019
mega millions

How To Play Mega Millions

August 1, 2019
How To Play Powerball

How To Play Powerball

August 1, 2019