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general rules

  • The Virginia Lottery's $250 Winter Bonus may be entered beginning October 29, 2013 through 12 pm (noon) on February 12, 2014.
  • Qualifying Scratchers are $1 Happy Holidays, $1 Tic Tac Snow, $2 Holiday Double Match, $2 Jolly Jingle Jackpot, and $5 Poker.
  • To participate, a player must submit any non-winning Virginia Lottery Happy Holidays, Tic Tac Snow, Holiday Double Match, Jolly Jingle, and Poker ticket(s) 
  • The Grand Prize drawing of $10,000 will be drawn on February 19, 2014.
  • Players may enter by US mail or via the Internet.
  • We try to contact winners by email, phone and/or mail. If you want us to reach you quickly, be sure your contact information is up-to-date in MyGameRoom. If we can't reach a winner by the deadline listed in the rules, we will then move on to an alternate.
  • All entries received will be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing.

lottery distribution

Entry Period

Draw Date


10/29/13 – 1/8/14 (up till 12 pm) 1/15/2014 (664) $250 Visa Rewardcards

1/8/14 (after 12 pm) –

2/12/14 (up till 12 pm)

2/19/2014 (664) $250 Visa Rewardcards
10/29/13 – 2/12/14 (up till 12 pm) 2/19/2014 (1) $10,000
Chances of winning any prize depend on the total number of entries received.

*All entries will be accepted until up to 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the last Entry Period day.

  • Entries submitted will be valid for the drawing based on the date the entry is received by the Virginia Lottery.
  • This promotion is open to players 18 years of age or older. Players may be required to provide proof of their date of birth.
  • A player may enter this promotion more than once as long as a different qualifying entry is submitted. However, a player is eligible to win only one prize in each drawing.
  • All entries, whether submitted through the US mail or on the Internet have an equal chance of winning a prize.
  • Chances of winning any prize in this promotion depend on the number of total entries received. 
  • The Virginia Lottery will not be responsible for entries submitted incorrectly, or received before the entry start date or after the mail or internet end date. Such entries shall be deemed invalid. This page does not include all official rules. Official rules for $250 Winter Bonus.

internet entry rules

  • Players who enter $250 Winter Bonus through the internet do not need to keep their tickets.  Tickets may be discarded once a player has successfully entered in their qualifying, non-winning ticket(s) into our $250 Winter Bonus promotion. 
  • Please review all tickets entered under "review tickets" before discarding. 
  • The Virginia Lottery will not be responsible for any tickets that have been discarded but not successfully entered.
  • To participate, a player must submit the Sweepstakes Entry Number (back of ticket) and the Web Code (front of ticket) from one (1) qualifying, non-winning ticket.
  • The Web code is the 6-digit alpha numeric code found under the latex on the front of the ticket. The Sweepstakes Entry Number is the 14-digit number found on the back of the ticket.
  • A Sweepstakes Entry Number may be entered only one time.
  • The Virginia Lottery will not be responsible for Sweepstakes Entry Numbers that are transposed or entered incorrectly.
  • Winners who do not to respond to their winner notification will forfeit their Prize and an alternate will be selected.

mail-in entry rules

  • Only one (1) entry per envelope. An entry consists of one (1) qualifying, non-winning ticket.
  • Print your full name, address, city, state, ZIP code, Date of Birth and daytime telephone number on the back of the ticket.
  • Entries MUST include ALL information to be eligible.
  • Send the ticket in an envelope no larger than 4.5" x 9.5" to:

    Virginia Lottery's $250 Winter Bonus 
    Post Office Box 590
    Richmond, Virginia 23218
  • Do not send winning tickets to the Entry address. Tickets that have won a prize are not eligible for drawings.
  • Entries mailed to any other Lottery address will not be eligible for the drawing and will not be returned to the player.
  • Entries that have been submitted on the Internet are not eligible to be mailed in as entries.

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