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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!

cash winning tickets in the app

Remote ticket cashing on the mobile web!

January 8, 2024
celebrate the season

Holiday games + the Bonus Holiday Cash Promotion!

December 15, 2023
extra chances

eXTRA Chances soon will make way for the Lottery’s rewards program!

December 1, 2023
cash 5 with ez match

A bigger starting jackpot* and more numbers from which to choose!

October 13, 2023
new security feature for your account

Two-factor authentication: an added layer of security

July 31, 2023
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2023 Thank a Teacher Winners!

June 16, 2023
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Pick 5 with FIREBALL is here!

June 9, 2023
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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
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2023 Thank a Teacher Art Contest

January 10, 2023
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Please gift responsibly this holiday season.

December 16, 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
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
print n play x the money

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

April 28, 2022
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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
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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
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How to play Cash 5 with EZ Match

November 30, 2020
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How to play Keno

August 7, 2020
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How do Lottery ticket scanners work?

May 29, 2020
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Winning the lottery in Virginia

November 22, 2019
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How To Play Mega Millions

August 1, 2019
How To Play Powerball

How To Play Powerball

August 1, 2019