Big prizes were won here in July!
Check out the interactive maps below to see more information on prizes claimed in July 2020 around Virginia.
See our latest Virginia Lottery winners from July
July was an exciting month for us at the Virginia Lottery! We launched our new Lottery Online offering. Now, you can play some of your favorite draw games, as well as exciting new instant games, right from your computer, phone or tablet!
But our Lottery Online launch isn't the only reason we're celebrating. During July, we had more than $104 million in prizes claimed across Virginia. That's way too many to fit on our winner map below, so we're only showcasing the winners of $1,000 or more. That's more than 2,000 Virginia Lottery players collectively winning more than $21 million playing games such as Pick 3, Print 'n Play and Scratchers! Interested in knowing who some of those winners were? Then read on, and find out!
One of our first big winners in July was Michelle Rivera of Stafford. She won the top prize of $2,777,777 playing the Lucky 7s Cash Blowout ticket.
“I kept saying, ‘I can’t believe I won!’” she told Lottery officials as she claimed her prize. “The clerk told me to stop saying I won out loud and go home!”
$454,791 isn't a regular Lottery top prize, but that's exactly the amount that Anthony Knight won playing Print 'n Play Rolling Jackpot. It was about 3:45 a.m., and the Broadway man was on his way to work when he stopped at a Virginia Lottery retailer. He bought a Rolling Jackpot ticket and tucked it above the visor in his vehicle. He probably should have looked a little more closely at the ticket. If he did, he would have seen that he’d just won $454,791!
Instead, he went on to meet his electrical work crew along I-66 in the Manassas area. It wasn’t until several hours later that he happened to check the ticket and realized he’d won big.
“I was yelling and waving the ticket,” Mr. Knight recalled. “They must have thought I was crazy.”
Another recent Lottery winner, James LaBouve, had a very interesting choice to make: Receive either $1,000 every week for the rest of his life or a one-time cash option of $1 million. The Virginia Beach man got the choice when he matched the first five winning numbers in the June 29 Cash4Life® drawing.
“I couldn’t believe it!” he told Lottery officials. “It was just disbelief.”
There are more great stories of Virginia Lottery winners than we have space to feature here. Interested in learning more about winners near you or to see who's winning playing your favorite Lottery game? Then check out the interactive map below for a list of prizes worth $1,000 or more that were claimed in July.
Remember how we said you could play Virginia Lottery games online now? Virginia Lottery players have been winning big with those games as well! In July, nearly 800 players won prizes of $500 or more, which totaled $1.8 million in total prizes! To explore the interactive map of online winners from July, just check out the image below.
Whether you're playing our games at your favorite Virginia Lottery retailer or right here on valottery.com, good luck from the Virginia Lottery!
Last Modified 8/21/20