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Dec 02, 2013
Maryland woman wins $1,000 per week for life in Virginia

Wilma WashingtonWilma Washington lives just across the Potomac River in Waldorf, Maryland, but she regularly purchases Lottery tickets here in Virginia, where she works as a contracting officer for NASA.

During one of those commutes last week, Ms. Washington purchased a Win for Life ticket for the November 30 drawing. That ticket won her the top prize of $1,000 a week for the rest of her life.

Ms. Washington bought the winning ticket at Springfield Sunoco Mart, 6400 Backlick Road, in Springfield. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

Ms. Washington said when she saw those numbers she knew immediately she had won, but just to be sure, she called her daughter to confirm. After she shared the numbers, her daughter replied, “I think you may have won!”

The winning numbers were 6-7-10-13-23-30 and the Free Ball number was 28. Her numbers weren’t just chosen at random. They included the birthdays of two of her family members.

“Those numbers are near and dear to me,” she said.

She is Virginia’s 44th lifetime winner since Win for Life began in February 2006. Win for Life drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday nights at 11:00. The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 5,245,786. Other prizes in the game range from $2 to $52,000.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  In fact, it’s the reason we play.  We generate more than $1.3 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Virginia Lottery generated more than $486.5 million for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2013. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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May 23, 2018
Fairfax Station woman wins $150,000 in Powerball without leaving her home

Susan BerkheimerWhen Susan Berkheimer won $150,000 playing Powerball, she did it without ever having to go to the store to buy a ticket. She played using the Virginia Lottery’s Online Play function to play from her home. 

Her numbers matched four of the first five winning numbers plus the Powerball number in the May 19 Powerball drawing. Normally, that wins $50,000. However, she spent an extra buck for Power Play, which tripled her prize to $150,000.

Ms. Berkheimer discovered she’d won when she received a notification from the Virginia Lottery the next morning.

“I’m just so over the top with this!” she said.

The winning numbers in the May 19 drawing were 3-6-9-17-56, and the Powerball number was 25. She used Easy Pick, allowing the computer to randomly select her numbers.

Online Play offered by the Virginia Lottery gives players the opportunity to purchase Mega Millions and Powerball subscriptions online. Subscriptions are available to any Virginia resident, 18 or older, who is located within Virginia at the time of purchase. Ms. Berkheimer said she likes the convenience of a Virginia Lottery subscription.

“I just don’t have to think about it,” she said.

Powerball drawings are held at 11:00 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. The overall odds of winning any Powerball prize are 1 in 25. For more information on Powerball, visit www.powerball.com.  

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. Berkheimer lives in Fairfax County, which received more than $32.5 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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May 18, 2018
“I didn’t think it was real at first.” -- Petersburg woman wins $777,777 in “Blazing Hot 7s”

Joan HillThe moment Joan Hill scratched her Blazing Hot 7s ticket from the Virginia Lottery to reveal she’d won $777,777, she couldn’t believe her luck.

“I didn’t think it was real at first,” she later said.

The Petersburg woman bought the winning ticket when she stopped at Raceway at 2058 County Drive in Petersburg.

Blazing Hot 7s is one of dozens of games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $10 to $777,777. She’s the second person to claim the top prize, which means two top prizes remain unclaimed in this game.

The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 734,400. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 3.32.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. Hill bought the winning ticket in Petersburg, which received more than $5.4 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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May 18, 2018
Norfolk man wins $150,000 playing Powerball

Eduardo LigonEduardo Ligon is a lucky person. He won $150,000 in the May 12 Powerball drawing.

The Norfolk man matched four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number. Normally that would win $50,000. However, he spent an extra buck for Power Play when he bought the ticket, which tripled his prize to $150,000.

The winning numbers were 22-42-45-55-56, and the Powerball number was 14. He used Easy Pick and allowed the computer to randomly select the numbers on his ticket.

He bought his winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 1301 North Military Highway in Norfolk.

Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. The overall odds of winning any Powerball prize are 1 in 25. For more information on Powerball, visit www.powerball.com.  

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Ligon lives in Norfolk, which received more than $29.7 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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May 18, 2018
Northumberland County man wins 40 times in the same Pick 4 drawing, for a total of $200,000

Warren BlackwellWarren Blackwell just had a feeling.

Both he and his wife like to play the Virginia Lottery’s Pick 4 game. She had been using the number combination 1-9-3-3 because that’s the year her mother was born. When she stopped playing that combination, he decided he’d give it a try.

“I had a feeling that those numbers would hit soon, so I decided to start playing them,” he said.

But instead of buying a single play for $1, the Burgess man bought 40 plays for the May 9 night drawing, each with that same number combination. When the winning numbers were drawn, all 40 of his plays became winners, worth $5,000 apiece. That means his total winnings came to $200,000.

He bought his tickets at The Country Store, 227 Sunnybank Road in Reedville.

The retiree said he hopes to use his winnings to take care of his family, give to his church and pay bills.

Pick 4 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The top prize for a $1 play is $5,000. The chances of matching all four numbers in exact order are 1 in 10,000.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  The winning tickets were bought in Northumberland County, which received more than $300,000 in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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May 11, 2018
No joke! Fauquier County woman wins $1m prize from Virginia Lottery

Tyshae YoungerTyshae Younger thought it was a joke.

When the Sumerduck woman scratched her $30 Million Cash Out ticket and saw that it was a top prize winner, she immediately told her mother and sister, “No, you guys, you can’t trick me!”

But it wasn’t a joke. The ticket really did win the $1 million prize. She had the choice of taking the full $1 million over 30 years, or a one-time cash option of $657,030 before taxes. She chose the cash option.

The winning ticket was bought at Sumerduck Trading Company, 5344 Sumerduck Road in Sumerduck.

The $30 Million Cash Out game is one of dozens of Scratchers available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $10 to $1,000,000. She’s the first person to claim the top prize, which means three top prizes remain unclaimed in this game.

“It feels unbelievable,” Ms. Younger said as she claimed her prize. “I was in shock.”

The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,162,800. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 3.48.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. Younger lives in Fauquier County, which received more than $2 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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May 10, 2018
Who says lightning never strikes twice? Not Chesapeake man who wins big – again!

Wailon JordanWailon Jordan knows what it’s like to win big in the Virginia Lottery. In October of 2016, he won the $1 million prize with a $1,000,000 Bankroll ticket.

Now the Chesapeake man has another one of those big lottery checks. He played the Virginia Lottery’s Sizzling Hot 7s game and won the $177,777 top prize.

He bought both winning tickets at the same store: Mini Mart on Portsmouth Boulevard in Chesapeake. In fact, he said he even bought both winning tickets from the same cashier!

The retiree said he may buy a motorcycle with his winnings.

Sizzling Hot 7s is one of dozens of Scratcher games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 to $177,777. Mr. Jordan is the second player to claim the top prize in this game, which means two $177,777 winning tickets are unclaimed.

The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,040,400. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.21.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Jordan lives in Chesapeake, which received more than $18.9 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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May 10, 2018
Richmond woman “rolls the dice” and wins $1 million playing Powerball

Monica PowersMonica Powers had a strange feeling before the May 2 Powerball drawing. She had won $16 in a recent drawing and decided to use it to play Powerball.

“I just thought, ‘Roll the dice,’” the Richmond woman said.

So she bought a ticket at 3 Chopt Market, 7000 Three Chopt Road in Richmond. She used Easy pick, allowing the computer to randomly select the numbers on her ticket.

The next morning, she checked the winning numbers and couldn’t believe what she saw.

“I looked at the winning numbers again and thought, ‘Wait a minute! I think I have these numbers!’” she said.

She matched the first five numbers, missing only the Powerball number, to win $1 million. The winning numbers in that drawing were 5-14-31-40-50, and the Powerball number was 6.

When she showed up at the Virginia Lottery’s Richmond headquarters to claim her prize, she brought a home-made sign reading, “I love VA. Thank you for a million reasons to love it even more!!!!”

The store receives a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. They are broadcast on TV stations across Virginia and live on www.valottery.com.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. Powers bought her winning ticket in Richmond City, which received nearly $19.2 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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May 10, 2018
She went in the store for a Big Gulp and came out with a big winner!

Kathryn MinkoffAll Kathryn Minkoff wanted to do was refill her Big Gulp. That’s what took her to the 7-Eleven at 12330 Warwick Boulevard in Newport News.

While she was in the store, she bought a Power 5s ticket from the Virginia Lottery and took it out to her car to scratch it. 

At first, the Newport News woman thought she’d won $5.

“Then I saw another 5, and another 5, and more 5s,” she said.

Before long, she realized she’d won the game’s top prize of $555,555.

“I just couldn’t believe it,” she said.  “I was overwhelmed.”

Power 5s is one of dozens of Scratcher games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 to $555,555. Since she’s the second person to claim the top prize, there are three more still unclaimed in this game.

The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,468,500. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.36.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. Minkoff lives in Newport News, which received more than $26.7 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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May 10, 2018
Prince William County man wins $125,000 using numbers he saw in a dream

Carlos RamosCarlos Ramos said he saw the numbers in a dream. So he decided to play them in the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game.

On April 27, his dream came true. The Gainesville man matched all five numbers with two tickets for total winnings of $125,000.

With one ticket, he wagered 25 cents. So, when that ticket matched all five numbers, it won $25,000. With his other ticket, he wagered a full dollar to win the $100,000 top prize.

He bought the tickets at Golden Group, 8536 Sudley Road in Manassas, and Food Lion, 15201 Washington Street in Haymarket.

Those winning numbers were 5-8-11-28-34.

Mr. Ramos, who works in sales, said he bought the tickets on his way to work. He intends to use his winnings to pay bills and possibly take a nice vacation.

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Ramos lives in Prince William County, which received more than $59.5 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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May 09, 2018
Mega Millions ticket bought in Leesburg wins $1 million

Mega Millions logoSomewhere there is a ticket from Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing. It may be in a glove compartment somewhere or it could be in someone’s wallet. Wherever it is, that ticket is now worth $1 million.

It was bought at Wegman’s, 101 Crosstrail Boulevard, SE in Leesburg.

The winning numbers for the May 8 drawing were 8-15-39-64-67 and the Mega Ball number was 13. This ticket matched the first five numbers and missed only the Mega Ball number. That wins Mega Millions’ second prize of $1 million.

This ticket was the only one in Virginia to match the first five numbers in the May 8 drawing, and one of just five nationwide. No ticket in Virginia or anywhere else matched all six numbers to win the $40 million jackpot, so the jackpot grows to an estimated $45 million for Friday night’s drawing.

Whoever has the ticket has 180 days from the drawing date to claim the prize. The Virginia Lottery advises that before doing anything else, the winner should immediately sign the back of the ticket to establish ownership. When the person is ready to claim the million-dollar prize, he or she should contact the Virginia Lottery.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights at 11:00. Drawings are broadcast on TV stations across Virginia and streamed live at www.valottery.com. The odds of winning the $1,000,000 prize in Mega Millions are 1 in 18,492,204.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  The winning ticket was bought in Loudoun County, which received nearly $12.8 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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May 03, 2018
Powerball ticket bought in Richmond wins $1 million

PowerballCheck your tickets! Someone bought a Powerball ticket for Wednesday’s drawing that is now worth $1 million. The winning ticket was bought at 3 Chopt Mart, 7000 Three Chopt Road in Richmond.

So the question now is: Who has that million-dollar ticket?

The winning numbers for the May 2 Powerball drawing were 5-14-31-40-50, and the Powerball number was 6. This ticket matched the first five numbers and missed only the Powerball number.

Whoever has the ticket has 180 days from the drawing date to claim the prize. The Virginia Lottery advises that before doing anything else, the winner should immediately sign the back of the ticket to establish ownership. When the person is ready to claim the million-dollar prize, he or she should contact the Virginia Lottery.

The store that sold the winning ticket will receive a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery.

This ticket was the only one in Virginia to match the first five numbers in last night’s drawing and one of just three nationwide. No ticket in Virginia or anywhere else matched all six numbers to win the $195 million jackpot, so the Powerball jackpot grows to an estimated $215 million for Saturday night’s drawing.

Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. They are broadcast on TV stations across Virginia and live on www.valottery.com. The odds of winning Powerball’s $1 million prize are 1 in 11,688,054.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  The winning ticket was bought in Richmond, which received nearly $19.2 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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May 02, 2018
A stop for gas, coffee, and a $100,000 lottery win for Waynesboro woman

Tawana McCarthyIt was a routine day when Tawana McCarthy stopped at the Sheetz at 2156 West Main Street in Waynesboro for gas. When she went inside for a cup of coffee, she also bought a 10X the Money ticket from the Virginia Lottery.

That’s when the day became anything but routine.

The Waynesboro woman said she took the ticket home and scratched it. As she scratched, she realized it was no ordinary ticket.

“I said, ‘This is a lot,’” she recalled. “My heart was pounding.”

She’d won the game’s $100,000 top prize.

The 10X the Money game (game #1790) features prizes ranging from $5 to $100,000. Ms. McCarthy is the fifth top prize winner in game #1790, which means two $100,000 tickets are unclaimed. The odds of winning the top prize in this game are 1 in 1,049,143, while the odds of winning any prize in 10X the Money are 1 in 4.28.

She said she has no immediate plans for her winnings.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game. Ms. McCarthy lives in Waynesboro, which received more than $2.4 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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May 02, 2018
“I kept looking at it to make sure it was real.” -- Maryland man wins $250,000 with ticket bought in Alexandria

Francisco ChavezWhen Francisco Chavez scratched his Cash Multiplier ticket from the Virginia Lottery, he couldn’t believe his luck. The ticket was a $250,000 winner.

“I kept looking at it to make sure it was real,” he said.

The Brandywine, Maryland, man bought his winning ticket at Tiger Market and Bakery, 39003 Mt. Vernon Avenue in Alexandria.

Cash Multiplier is one of dozens of Scratcher games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 to $250,000. The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,040,400. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.32.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Chavez bought the winning ticket in Alexandria, which received more than $4.1 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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May 02, 2018
Dickenson County woman wins $250,000 in “Cash Multiplier” game

Eulala VanoverEulala Vanover was sitting in her vehicle with a friend when she scratched a Virginia Lottery ticket and discovered she’d won $250,000.

“I couldn’t believe it!” the Clintwood woman said. “I’d never won anything like it!”

She won the top prize in the Cash Multiplier game. Her winning ticket was bought at Roadrunner Market, 15785 Porterfield Highway in Abingdon.

Cash Multiplier is one of dozens of Scratcher games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 to $250,000. The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,040,400. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.32.

She is the second person to claim the top prize in this game, which means two $250,000 tickets are unclaimed.

Ms. Vanover said she has no immediate plans for her winnings.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. Vanover lives in Dickenson County, which received more than $1.4 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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May 02, 2018
Portsmouth man wins a hot $177,777 in “Sizzling Hot 7s” game

Greg TaylorIf seven wasn’t Greg Taylor’s lucky number before, it very well might be now. The Portsmouth man won $177,777 in the Virginia Lottery’s Sizzling Hot 7s game.

It happened when he stopped by the Food Lion at 6550 Hampton Roads Parkway in Suffolk. As he scratched the ticket, Mr. Taylor said he thought it was just another losing ticket.

“Then I saw that last big ‘7,’ and I knew,” he said. “I was shocked.”

He said he has no immediate plans for his winnings.

Sizzling Hot 7s is one of dozens of Scratcher games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 to $177,777. The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,040,400. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.21.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Taylor lives in Portsmouth, which received more than $14.2 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Apr 23, 2018
Just weeks after winning $150,000, Washington County man wins $1 million prize

Charles Neal“You can’t win if you don’t play.”

That’s how Charles Neal explains his extraordinary luck. The Meadowview man has won three major Virginia Lottery prizes over the years, including two within a seven-week span.

His latest win is the $1 million prize in the Virginia Lottery’s Extreme Millions game. He bought the winning ticket at Spirit Food Mart, 501 South Monte Vista Drive in Glade Spring. He had the choice of taking the full $1 million prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $657,030 before taxes. He chose the cash option. The store receives a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

Just the previous month, Mr. Neal won $150,000 in the Big Bills Scratcher game with a ticket he bought at Bully’s, 939 East Main Street in Abingdon.

His winning streak began in 2011 when he won the $1 million prize in a Virginia Lottery Scratcher game.

“I play big tickets,” he said as he claimed his latest prize.

Extreme Millions features prizes ranging from $30 to $10 million. The $1 million prize he won is actually the game’s second prize. This is the third $1,000,000 prize claimed in this game, which means nine more remain unclaimed.

One $10 million top prize has been claimed in this game, which means three remain unclaimed. The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 2,937,600. The odds of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 2.97.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Neal lives in Washington County, which received nearly $3.9 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Apr 23, 2018
Alexandria woman collects $150,000 Powerball prize

Barbara ColemanBarbara Coleman likes to buy a Powerball ticket when she fuels up her car. She got a tank of gas and a lot more when her ticket won $150,000 in the March 31 Powerball drawing.

The Alexandria woman matched four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number. Normally that would win $50,000. However, she spent an extra buck for Power Play when she bought the ticket, which tripled her prize to $150,000.

She said she was “shocked” and “happy” when she discovered she’d won.

The winning numbers were 8-24-52-55-61, and the Powerball number was 21. She used Easy Pick and allowed the computer to randomly select the numbers on her ticket.

The winning ticket was bought at Franconia Gulf, 5514 Franconia Road in Alexandria. Ms. Coleman said she has no immediate plans for her winnings.

Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. The overall odds of winning any Powerball prize are 1 in 25. For more information on Powerball, visit www.powerball.com.  

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. Coleman lives in Alexandria, which received more than $4.1 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Apr 20, 2018
Chesterfield man discovers he has a $4 million ticket tucked away in a drawer

Jeff KretzerIt was December when Jeff Kretzer bought a $100 Million Cash Extravaganza ticket, tucked it away in a drawer and promptly forgot about it. A month later, the Chesterfield man happened to see the ticket and decided to scratch it.

He saw a four and some zeros, and he said his first thought was, “Oh, $4,000, this is going to be nice.”

He was wrong. The ticket was not worth $4,000. It was worth a cool $4 million.

“I was stunned,” he said. “I really can’t describe the moment.”

He’d won the game’s top prize with a ticket he bought at MACS Retail, LLC, 7041 Commons Plaza in Chesterfield.

The $100 Million Cash Extravaganza game features prize ranging from $20 to $4 million, including a $1 million second prize and $100,000 third prize. Mr. Kretzer is the third player to claim the top prize, which means one $4 million ticket is unclaimed.

He had the choice of taking the full $4 million prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $2,724,000. He chose the cash option. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,836,000. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 2.71.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Kretzer bought the winning ticket in Chesterfield County, which received more than $17.8 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Apr 20, 2018
Seven is lucky number for Newport News woman who wins $777,777

Violet HerveyMaybe its just as well that Violet Hervey didn’t have her glasses with her when she scratched a Blazing Hot 7s ticket from the Virginia Lottery. The Newport News woman went out to her car so she could examine the ticket with her glasses on, and that’s when she discovered she’d won $777,777.

“I was surprised,” she recalled. “I couldn’t believe it!”

She bought the winning ticket at Love Food Mart, 15215 Warwick Boulevard in Newport News.  After discovering she’d won the game’s top prize, she did not return to the store.

She said she has no immediate plans for her winnings.

Blazing Hot 7s is one of dozens of games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $10 to $777,777. She’s the first person to claim the top prize, which means three top prizes remain unclaimed in this game.

The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 734,400. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 3.32.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. Hervey bought the winning ticket in Newport News, which received more than $26.7 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Apr 20, 2018
A $1 million prize for dessert

Gwendolyn FloodWhen Gwendolyn Flood plays the lottery, she considers it a treat to herself.

“I call it my dessert, after my meal in the evening,” she said.

That treat was particularly tasty when the Portsmouth woman scratched a $1,000,000 SERIES ticket from the Virginia Lottery and discovered she’d won the million-dollar top prize.

Her reaction was what she calls her “silent scream.”

“My mouth was open, but nothing came out,” she said.

She bought the winning ticket at Wawa, 1200 Frederick Boulevard in Portsmouth.

She had the choice of taking the full $1 million prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $561,798 before taxes. She chose the cash option. Wawa receives a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

This is the third top prize claimed in the $1,000,000 SERIES game, which means one top prize remains. Prizes range from $10 to $1 million. The odds of winning the top prize in this game are 1 in 1,162,800 and the odds of winning any prize 1 in 3.11.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. Flood bought her winning ticket in Portsmouth, which received more than $14.2 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Apr 05, 2018
Pittsylvania County man wins $150,000 in Powerball

Danny Gibson“It was nice. It felt good. It was exciting.”

That was Danny Gibson’s reaction to winning $150,000 playing Powerball.  The Chatham man matched four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number in the March 24 drawing. Normally that would win $50,000. However, he spent an extra dollar for the Power Play when he bought the ticket. That tripled his prize to $150,000.

“Even if it was just a small prize, it would have been extra,” he said.

The retired farmer bought his winning ticket at Apple Market, 6020 U. S. Highway 29 in Blairs. The winning numbers in that drawing were 10-33-45-53-56, and the Powerball number was 24.

Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. The overall odds of winning any Powerball prize are 1 in 25. For more information on Powerball, visit www.powerball.com.  

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Gibson lives in Pittsylvania County, which received more than $5.8 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Apr 05, 2018
Man splits $200,000 prize with his family, after doing the same thing 13 years ago

Charise Owens-Rogers & Family“My dad is getting pretty good at this!”

That’s how Charise Owens-Rogers described her father’s latest $200,000 win playing the Virginia Lottery.

In March of 2004, Benjamin T. Owens scratched to win the $200,000 top prize in a Virginia Lottery Scratcher game. Now it’s happened again. He bought a Super Cash ticket at Spencer’s Express, 5144 Centralia Road in Chesterfield. A short time later, Ms. Owens-Rogers received a call while she was at work.

“He said, ‘I did it again!’” she recalled.

Mr. Owens, who lives in Mineral, split the prize with his wife Linda Owens, also of Mineral; Ms. Owens-Rogers of Richmond and Benjamin L. Owens of North Chesterfield.

Super Cash is one of dozens of Scratcher games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 to $200,000. This is the second top prize claimed in this game, which means two $200,000 prizes remain unclaimed. The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,224,000. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.56.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  The winning ticket was bought in Chesterfield County, which received more than $17.8 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Apr 05, 2018
On his bi-weekly trip to Danville, North Carolina man wins $250,000 after taxes

Hulie SmithHulie Smith drives to Virginia every two weeks to play the Lottery. The Thomasville, North Carolina, retiree always stops at Junior's Convenience Store, 2980 West Main Street in Danville. That’s where he bought a Bank a Million ticket from the Virginia Lottery that ended up winning $250,000 – after taxes.

Mr. Smith matched all six numbers in the March 14 drawing. Since he split his $2 wager four ways when he bought the ticket, he had four sets of numbers. Using that “Play Your Way” feature, he won $250,000 on one of his sets of numbers.

The winning numbers were 8-12-16-20-27-28. The Bonus Ball number was 11, although he didn’t need it to win the top prize. He said his wife selected the numbers on his ticket using important family dates.

“I didn’t get too excited,” he said. “But my wife? It’s thrown her for a loop!”

The top prizes in Bank a Million ($1 million, $500,000 and $250,000) are calculated so that winners actually receive the prize amount after federal and state tax-withholdings.

Bank a Million drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 p.m. Bank a Million is played exclusively in Virginia. Players can win anywhere from $4 up to the million-dollar prize with a $2 ticket. The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 3.8 million. The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 18.3.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Smith bought his winning ticket in Danville, which received nearly $6.3 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Apr 05, 2018
Verona man collects top prize in Virginia Lottery’s “7” game

Matthew CuppThere’s a good chance that seven is now Matthew Cupp’s favorite number. It was certainly his lucky number when the Verona man won $177,777 in the Virginia Lottery game called “7.

The winning ticket was one of four he bought at the Rite Aid at 465 Lee Highway in Verona. He went out to his vehicle to scratch the tickets, and that’s when he discovered he was holding a top prize winner.

The “7” Scratcher is one of dozens of games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 to $177,777. He’s the third person to claim the top prize, which means one top prize remains unclaimed in this game.

The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,040,400. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.19.

Mr. Cupp said his winnings will go to savings, investing and to pay bills.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Cupp bought the winning ticket in Augusta County, which received more than $4.9 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 30, 2018
Two Bedford friends split $1 million prize in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle

Rick Manley and Mike Heflin, Jr.It was a few days after the winning numbers were announced in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle, and Rick Manley was at the Speedy Mart at 514-B Blue Ridge Avenue in Bedford. He spotted a sign in the store proclaiming that one of the $1 million top prize tickets had been bought there. So he offered his congratulations to the store owner.

“He said, ‘Was it you?’” Mr. Manley recalled. “I said, ‘I doubt it.’”

However, he was wrong. When Mr. Manley went and checked the winning numbers, he discovered he did indeed have that winning ticket.

He bought the ticket with his friend Mike Heflin, Jr. The two split the million-dollar prize equally. In addition, the store received a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

That winning ticket was #078410. It was one of three top prize winners in the January 1 drawing. The other two top prize winning tickets were bought in Stafford and Virginia Beach. Five additional tickets won $100,000 each. Those tickets were bought in Charlottesville, Leesburg, Ridgeway, South Hill and Virginia Beach. An additional 500 tickets each won $500.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  The winning ticket was bought in Bedford County, which received more than $3.6 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 30, 2018
Chesterfield woman scratches to win $250,000

Shanney JohnsonWhen Shanney Johnson scratched her $250,000 CASH ticket from the Virginia Lottery and realized she’d won the $250,000 top prize, she had one immediate reaction.

“Is this for real?” she screamed.

Ms. Johnson bought the ticket at the 7-Eleven at 2708 Buford Road in Chesterfield. She was with her mother, who had just played the same game.

She is the second player to win the top prize in $250,000 CASH (game #1829), which means two top prizes remain unclaimed in this game. The game features prizes ranging from $5 up to $250,000. The odds of winning the top prize in this game are 1 in 1,836,000. The odds of winning any prize in $250,000 CASH are 1 in 4.08.

She said she plans to invest her winnings.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game. Ms. Johnson lives in Chesterfield County, which received more than $17.8 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 30, 2018
“I almost flipped my lid!” -- Woodbridge man wins $100,000 on his way home from work

Horatio JohnsonHoratio Johnson was on his way home from his shift as an Uber driver when he said he got caught at a red light. Rather than wait, the Woodbridge man pulled in to the adjacent Exxon station and bought a Virginia Lottery ticket.

When he scratched the $4,000,000 Spectacular Riches ticket, he discovered he’d won $100,000.

“I almost flipped my lid!” he said.

The ticket was bought at Old Bridge Road Exxon, 3514 Old Bridge Road in Woodbridge.

The $4,000,000 Spectacular Riches Scratcher (Game #1738) is one of dozens of games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $20 up to $4 million.  The $100,000 prize won by Mr. Johnson is actually the game’s third prize. Along with a $4 million top prize, the game features a $1 million second prize.

The chances of winning the $4 million top prize in this game are 1 in 1,305,600. The chances of winning any prize are 1 in 2.81.

He said his winnings will go into savings and towards paying off debt.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game. Mr. Johnson lives in Prince William County, which received more than $59.5 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 29, 2018
Chesterfield man wins $1 million top prize in “Jewel 7s Playbook”

Mark LaneMark Lane was sitting with his wife at the kitchen table, practicing one of their favorite pastimes: scratching Virginia Lottery tickets.  When she began scratching a Jewel 7s Playbook ticket, she said, “Maybe this is the one.”

It was!

That ticket turned out to be a top prize winner, worth $1 million.

“I got my reading glasses,” the Chesterfield man recalled. “I said, ‘What did we win? $100,000?’”

“He was in disbelief,” his wife added.

Mr. Lane bought the ticket at Orange Market, 9500 Newby’s Bridge Road in Chesterfield. He had a choice of taking the full $1 million over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $657,030. He chose the cash option. The store receives a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Jewel 7s Playbook features prizes ranging from $20 to $1,000,000. This is the first top prize claimed in this game, which means two more remain unclaimed. The chances of winning the top prize in Jewel 7s Playbook are 1 in 979,200. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 2.64.

Mr. Lane said they have no immediate plans for their winnings.

“It feels wonderful right now!” he said as he and his wife received the big check.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game. Mr. Lane lives in Chesterfield County, which received more than $17.8 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 29, 2018
A stop for gas results in $100,000 win for Stanley man

Woodrow AtkinsWoodrow Atkins only wanted to gas up his truck. The Stanley man stopped at Valley Exxon on U.S. Highway 340 in Stanley, and while he was there he bought a Super Crossword ticket from the Virginia Lottery.

He took the ticket back to his truck to scratch, and that’s when he discovered he had a winning ticket.

“I really didn’t know what I’d won,” he said.

So he handed the ticket to his son, and together they realized he’d won the game’s $100,000 top prize.

Super Crossword features prizes ranging from $5 to $100,000. This is the second top prize claimed in this game, which means two more remain unclaimed. The chances of winning the top prize in Super Crossword are 1 in 1,040,400. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.15.

Mr. Atkins, who is a small business owner, said he has no immediate plans for his winnings.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game. Mr. Atkins lives in Page County, which received more than $2.38 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 28, 2018
Newport News Student Named Winner of the Virginia Lottery Thank a Teacher Art Contest

Thank a Teacher Art ContestA local Newport News student was honored today as one of three winners of the Virginia Lottery Thank a Teacher Art Contest, in partnership with the Virginia PTA. Sahasra Vishwanathan, a second-grade student at Kiln Creek Elementary School, won in the contest’s elementary school category.

After receiving nearly 1,000 entries, winners from the elementary, middle and high school levels were selected to have their artwork featured on thank-you notes that will be distributed to thousands of teachers across the Commonwealth during National Teacher Appreciation Week 2018. Thank a Teacher is a statewide campaign organized by the Virginia Lottery in partnership with the Virginia PTA and the Virginia Tourism Corporation. In its first two years, Virginians distributed more than 70,000 thank-you notes as part of the Thank a Teacher campaign.

“All of us at the Lottery are proud of our key role in supporting Virginia’s K-12 public schools, so it’s really meaningful when we have the chance to celebrate our great teachers and their most creative students,” said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall. “We’ve added a really interesting new component to the Thank a Teacher campaign, and it’s great to be able to incorporate the artistic talents of this remarkable group of students.”

In a surprise presentation today, Sahasra was awarded a $150 gift card and $1,000 for her school’s art department, and has been invited to attend the Thank a Teacher campaign kickoff event in the spring.

“Kiln Creek Elementary is very fortunate to have Sahasra as a member of our community,” said Kiln Creek Elementary Principal Ann P. Shoemaker. “She is an extremely talented artist.  She also submitted entries in the PTA Reflections contest and placed in visual arts, photography, literature and dance.”

The Thank a Teacher Art Contest winners were selected by a blue-ribbon panel of representatives of Virginia’s arts community, including:
• Laura Armentrout, Arts in Education Committee Chair, Virginia PTA
• Stephanie Fedor, Executive Director, Visual Arts Center of Richmond
• Amber Kuper, 2013 Virginia Lottery Super Teacher (Chesterfield County art teacher)

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game. Lottery dollars are funding programs statewide based on priorities set by the Governor and General Assembly each year, such as the Virginia Preschool Initiative, Early Reading Intervention, Mentor Teacher, K-3 Primary Class Size Reduction, School Breakfast, Algebra Readiness, Regional Alternative Education and Career and Technical Education.

Sahasra attends public school in Newport News, which received more than $26.7 million in Lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of Lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

To learn more about the complete list of Thank a Teacher Art Contest winners, visit the Virginia Lottery Media Center to stay updated as elementary, middle and high school winners are announced.

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The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more information, visit valottery.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 28, 2018
Mega Millions jackpot grows to estimated $502 million -- Three tickets in Virginia each win $10,000 in Tuesday’s drawing

Mega Millions logoThe Tuesday, March 27, Mega Millions drawing brought out the winners in Virginia. More than 35,000 tickets sold in Virginia won prizes, including three tickets that each won $10,000. But since no one in Virginia or any state matched all six numbers to win the jackpot, the estimated jackpot for Friday’s drawing grows to $502 million.

Those three tickets matched four of the first five numbers plus the Mega Ball number to win the $10,000 prize. The tickets were bought at:
• Love Food Mart, 4240 Holland Road, Virginia Beach
• Vienna Shell, 252 Maple Avenue West, Vienna
• 7-Eleven, 405 South Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach

Mega Millions excitement is growing in Virginia. At peak times on Friday, the day of the drawing, the Virginia Lottery expects Mega Millions tickets to be selling at a rate of more than 1,470 tickets per minute statewide.

If one ticket matches all six numbers in Friday’s drawing, the winner will have a choice: either take the full $502 million jackpot in 30 annual payments, or choose a one-time cash option of approximately $301.5 million before taxes.

The profit from every Mega Millions ticket bought in Virginia, like tickets from all other Virginia Lottery games, goes to K-12 public education in the Commonwealth.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights at 11. Drawings are broadcast on TV stations across Virginia and streamed live at www.valottery.com. The odds of matching all six numbers in Mega Millions are 1 in 302,575,350. The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 24.
 
When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 28, 2018
Falls Church woman wins $100,000 playing Cash 5

Kamala Simkhada“I’m so excited and happy!”

That’s what Kamala Simkhada‘s had to say as she redeemed her winning Cash 5 ticket to the tune of $100,000. The Falls Church woman matched all five numbers in the March 11 day drawing.

She bought her winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 1357 Chain Bridge Road in McLean.

The winning numbers for that drawing were 2-10-14-17-26. Ms. Simkhada selected her numbers using important family dates.

She said she intends to use her winnings to pay bills.

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. Simkhada lives in Falls Church, which received nearly $170,000 in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 26, 2018
Richmond Student Named Winner of the Virginia Lottery Thank a Teacher Art Contest

Thank a TeacherA local Richmond student was honored today as one of three winners of the Virginia Lottery Thank a Teacher Art Contest, in partnership with the Virginia PTA. Cleo Scott, a seventh-grade student at Albert Hill Middle School, won in the contest’s middle school category.

After receiving nearly 1,000 entries, winners from the elementary, middle and high school levels were selected to have their artwork featured on thank-you notes that will be distributed to thousands of teachers across the Commonwealth during National Teacher Appreciation Week 2018. Thank a Teacher is a statewide campaign organized by the Virginia Lottery in partnership with the Virginia PTA and the Virginia Tourism Corporation. In its first two years, Virginians distributed more than 70,000 thank-you notes as part of the Thank a Teacher campaign.

“All of us at the Lottery are proud of our key role in supporting Virginia’s K-12 public schools, so it’s really meaningful when we have the chance to celebrate our great teachers and their most creative students,” said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall. “We’ve added a really interesting new component to the Thank a Teacher campaign, and it’s great to be able to incorporate the artistic talents of this remarkable group of students.”

In a surprise presentation today, Cleo was awarded a $150 gift card and $1,000 for her school’s art department, and has been invited to attend the Thank a Teacher campaign kickoff event in the spring.

The Thank a Teacher Art Contest winners were selected by a blue-ribbon panel of representatives of Virginia’s arts community, including:
• Laura Armentrout, Arts in Education Committee Chair, Virginia PTA
• Stephanie Fedor, Executive Director, Visual Arts Center of Richmond
• Amber Kuper, 2013 Virginia Lottery Super Teacher (Chesterfield County art teacher)

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game. Lottery dollars are funding programs statewide based on priorities set by the Governor and General Assembly each year, such as the Virginia Preschool Initiative, Early Reading Intervention, Mentor Teacher, K-3 Primary Class Size Reduction, School Breakfast, Algebra Readiness, Regional Alternative Education and Career and Technical Education.

Cleo attends public school in the City of Richmond, which received more than $19.1 million in Lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of Lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

To learn more about the complete list of Thank a Teacher Art Contest winners, visit the Virginia Lottery Media Center to stay updated as elementary, middle and high school winners are announced.

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The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more information, visit valottery.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 26, 2018
College student from Newport News wins $1,000 a week for ten years

Sukanya PattersonRadford University student Sukanya Patterson was about to head home for spring break when she stopped at the 7-Eleven next to campus. While she was there, she bought five Weekly Grand tickets from the Virginia Lottery.

Later, when she scratched her tickets, she discovered that one was a top prize winner, worth $1,000 per week for ten years.

“I didn’t scream. I just froze,” she said.

Ms. Patterson lives in Newport News. She’s a freshman at Radford studying interior design. She had the choice of taking the full prize over ten years or a one-time cash option of $469,820 She chose the cash option.

The odds of winning the top prize in Weekly Grand are 1 in 4,222,800. The odds of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.6. Those lesser prizes range from $2 to $10,000. She’s the first person to claim the top prize, which means three more remain unclaimed.

She said she intends to use her winnings to pay for her education.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game. Ms. Patterson’s hometown of Newport News received more than $26.7 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. She bought the winning ticket in Radford City, which received nearly $700,000 in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 26, 2018
Beginners luck! -- Hampton woman wins $100,000 the first time she plays Cash 5

Lawanda WilliamsTalk about beginner’s luck! 

Lawanda Williams said she’d never played the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game before she bought a ticket for the March 9 day drawing.

“I just said, ‘Let me try this,’” the Hampton woman later told Lottery officials.

Sure enough, her ticket matched all five numbers to win the game’s $100,000 top prize.

She bought the ticket at Pine Supermarket, 1800 27th Street in Newport News. She used Easy Pick, allowing the computer to randomly select the numbers on her ticket. The winning numbers were 1-5-14-21-26.

Ms. Williams, a retired 911 operator, said she has no immediate plans for her winnings.

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game. Ms. Williams lives in Hampton, which received more than $14.9 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 23, 2018
Prince William Student Named Winner of the Virginia Lottery Thank a Teacher Art Contest

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A local Prince William student was honored today as one of three winners of the Virginia Lottery Thank a Teacher Art Contest, in partnership with the Virginia PTA. Isabel Lee, a ninth-grade student at Battlefield High School, won in the contest’s high school category.

After receiving nearly 1,000 entries, winners from the elementary, middle and high school levels were selected to have their artwork featured on thank-you notes that will be distributed to thousands of teachers across the Commonwealth during National Teacher Appreciation Week 2018. Thank a Teacher is a statewide campaign organized by the Virginia Lottery in partnership with the Virginia PTA and the Virginia Tourism Corporation. In its first two years, Virginians distributed more than 70,000 thank-you notes as part of the Thank a Teacher campaign.

“All of us at the Lottery are proud of our key role in supporting Virginia’s K-12 public schools, so it’s really meaningful when we have the chance to celebrate our great teachers and their most creative students,” said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall. “We’ve added a really interesting new component to the Thank a Teacher campaign, and it’s great to be able to incorporate the artistic talents of this remarkable group of students.”

In a surprise presentation today, Isabel was awarded a $150 gift card and $1,000 for her school’s art department, and has been invited to attend the Thank a Teacher campaign kickoff event in the spring.

“Battlefield is extremely proud to have such a talented young artist amongst our Bobcat family,” said Battlefield High School Principal Ryan Ferrera. “Her art work truly showcases her natural artistic ability.”

The Thank a Teacher Art Contest winners were selected by a blue-ribbon panel of representatives of Virginia’s arts community, including:

  • Laura Armentrout, Arts in Education Committee Chair, Virginia PTA
  • Stephanie Fedor, Executive Director, Visual Arts Center of Richmond
  • Amber Kuper, 2013 Virginia Lottery Super Teacher (Chesterfield County art teacher)

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game. Lottery dollars are funding programs statewide based on priorities set by the Governor and General Assembly each year, such as the Virginia Preschool Initiative, Early Reading Intervention, Mentor Teacher, K-3 Primary Class Size Reduction, School Breakfast, Algebra Readiness, Regional Alternative Education and Career and Technical Education.

Isabel attends public school in Prince William County, which received more than $59.5 million in Lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of Lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

To learn more about the complete list of Thank a Teacher Art Contest winners, visit the Virginia Lottery Media Center to stay updated as elementary, middle and high school winners are announced.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more information, visit valottery.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on TwitterInstagram and LinkedIn, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 23, 2018
He told his wife he wouldn't play the lottery - and then he won $4 million!

Oliver Davis, Jr., might be in trouble because he played the lottery.

“I told my wife I wouldn’t do it anymore,” the Portsmouth man said.

However, it just so happens the ticket he bought, a Super Cash Frenzy ticket from the Virginia Lottery, won the game’s $4 million top prize.

“I broke a promise, but I think she’ll forgive me this time,” he said.

On March 23, he returned to the store where he bought the winning ticket, Dollar Delites at 6550 Hampton Roads Parkway in Suffolk, to receive his prize from the Virginia Lottery. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

Super Cash Frenzy is one of dozens of Scratchers from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $30 to $4 million. This is the first top prize redeemed in this game, which means three more remain unclaimed. The odds of winning the top prize in this game are 1 in 1,285,200. The odds of winning any prize in Super Cash Frenzy are 1 in 4.47.

Mr. Davis had the choice of taking the full $4 million prize over 30 years, or a one-time cash option of $2.6 million. He chose the cash option. The civil servant said he has no immediate plans for his winnings, except to take care of his family.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Davis lives in Portsmouth, which received more than $14.2 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 22, 2018
Chesterfield man scratches to win $100,000

Ruben Carter“I nearly had a heart attack!”

That’s how Ruben Carter of Chesterfield recalled the moment he realized he’d won $100,000 in the Virginia Lottery’s Super Crossword game.

It happened when the retired machinist stopped at Mayas Market, 16910 Hull Street Road in Mosley. He said he picked that particular game out at random.

Super Crossword features prizes ranging from $5 to $100,000. This is the first top prize claimed in this game, which means three more remain unclaimed. The chances of winning the top prize in Super Crossword are 1 in 1,040,400. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.15.

Mr. Carter said he hopes to use his winnings to pay bills and make some car repairs.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game. Mr. Carter lives in Chesterfield County, which received more than $17.8 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 22, 2018
“The clerk said, ‘Honey, you won a lot of money!’”

Keshaun HodgeKeshaun Hodge wasn’t sure if the Power 5 ticket that he’d just scratched was a winner or not. So he showed it to the clerk who’d sold him the ticket. She soon had some great news.

“Honey, you won a lot of money!” she said.

Mr. Hodge won the game’s $555,555 top prize. He bought the winning ticket at Carson Market, 10060 Village Highway in Concord.

He said he told his mother, who didn’t believe him until he actually showed her the wining ticket.

Power 5 is one of dozens of Scratcher games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 to $555,555. Since he’s the first person to claim the top prize, there are four more still unclaimed in this game.

The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,468,500. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.36.

Mr. Hodge said he hopes to invest his winnings and buy a home for his mother.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  The winning ticket was bought in Campbell County, which received more than $4.5 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 22, 2018
Hampton man stops for gas, wins $200,000

Jin Hai ChenIt was just a routine stop at a gas station for Jin Hai Chen. However it turned into anything but routine when the Hampton man bought a 50X the Money ticket from the Virginia Lottery, scratched it, and discovered he’d won $200,000.

“I just scratched it and more and more zeros kept coming up!” he said as he claimed his prize.

He bought the winning ticket at Bethel Exxon, 3327 West Mercury Boulevard in Hampton. He said he has no immediate plans for his winnings.

The 50X the Money game (game #1770) is one of dozens of Scratchers from the Virginia Lottery. The $200,000 prize he won is actually the game’s second prize. The top prize is $5 million. The odds of winning the $5 million prize in 50X the Money are 1 in 1,876,800, while the odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.07.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Chen lives in Hampton City, which received more than $14.9 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 21, 2018
Woodbridge man wins $150,000 in Powerball without leaving his home, using a Virginia Lottery subscription

Paul BurnsWith the Powerball jackpot hovering around the $420 million mark, Paul Burns wanted to make sure he was in the game. But the Woodbridge man didn’t have to run out to the store to buy a ticket. He was already covered.  He played using the Virginia Lottery’s subscribe online function to play from his home. 

As it turns out, his ticket matched four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number, which would normally win $50,000. However, Mr. Burns spent an extra buck for the Power Play, which tripled his prize to $150,000.

The engineer discovered he’d won when he logged into his account shortly after midnight while sitting watching TV.

“I was excited!” he recalled.

The winning numbers in the March 14 drawing were 6-12-24-41-68, and the Powerball number was 9. He selected his numbers at random.

Subscriptions are offered by the Virginia Lottery for Mega Millions and Powerball to give players the opportunity to buy tickets online. Subscriptions are available to any Virginia resident, 18 or older, who is located within Virginia at the time of purchase.

“It’s just convenient,” Mr. Burns said. “It makes it easier for me to play.”

Powerball drawings are held at 11:00 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. The overall odds of winning any Powerball prize are 1 in 25. For more information on Powerball, visit www.powerball.com.  

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Burns lives in Prince William County, which received more than $59.5 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 14, 2018
Richmond woman wins an extreme prize: $150,000 in “Extreme Cash” game

Haley MooreWhen Haley Moore discovered she’d won $150,000 in the Extreme Cash game, the first thing she did was video chat with a friend, who suggested it might be a fake ticket.

It was no fake! Ms. Moore had just become the first top prize winner in the Virginia Lottery Scratcher game. She bought her winning ticket at Broadway Express, 300 East Broadway in Hopewell.

Extreme Cash is one of dozens of Scratcher games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $10 to $150,000. Since she’s the first person to claim the top prize, there are three $150,000 tickets unclaimed in this game.

The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,040,400. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.37.

Ms. Moore said she intends to save her winnings.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. Moore lives in Richmond, which received nearly $19.2 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 14, 2018
“Something told me to play.” -- Rockville man scratches to win $1 million prize

Jon LockeJon Locke of Rockville went to the grocery store to pick up some laundry detergent. While he was there, at the Food Lion on West Broad Street in Manakin Sabot, he spied the Virginia Lottery’s Game Machine.

“Something told me to play,” he recalled.

So he bought a $100 Million Cash Extravaganza ticket and took it out to his vehicle to scratch it. That’s when he discovered he’d won the $1 million prize.

“My knees buckled,” he said.

The $100 Million Cash Extravaganza game features prizes ranging from $20 up to $4 million. The $1 million prize that Mr. Locke won is actually the second prize. As the name suggests, the game began with a total of $100 million in prizes available. He is the third $1 million winner to claim, which means one million-dollar ticket remains unclaimed. The chances of winning the top prize in this game are 1 in 1,836,000. The chances of winning any prize are 1 in 2.71.

Mr. Locke had the choice of taking the full $1 million prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $681,000 before taxes. He chose the cash option. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

He said he intends to save his winnings to take care of his family.

“I don’t know if it’s sunk in yet,” he said.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Locke bought the winning ticket in Goochland County, which received more than $275,000 in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 14, 2018
Barboursville man collects $100,000 playing Powerball

Joe RamosWhy did Joe Ramos spend an extra dollar for Power Play when he bought his Powerball ticket?

“If I’m going to win, I want to win big!” he said.

That strategy paid off when the Barboursville man matched four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number in the March 3 drawing. Normally that would win $50,000. However, the Power Play number for that drawing was 2x, which doubled his prize to $100,000.

He bought the ticket at the 7-Eleven at 1849 Seminole Trail in Charlottesville.

The winning numbers in that drawing were 13-17-25-36-40, and the Powerball number was 5. He used Easy Pick, allowing the computer to randomly select the numbers on his ticket.

The retiree said he has no immediate plans for his winnings except to pay bills.

Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. The overall odds of winning any Powerball prize are 1 in 25. For more information on Powerball, visit www.powerball.com.  

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Ramos bought his winning ticket in Albemarle County, which received more than $3.8 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 13, 2018
A quick errand for Chantilly man leads to $200,000 Virginia Lottery win

William SullivanWilliam Sullivan was just running a quick errand on a Sunday when he stopped and bought a 50X the Money ticket from the Virginia Lottery. That turned out to be a $200,000 decision.

“It was just the spur of the moment,” the Chantilly man said as he claimed his prize.

It happened at Harris Teeter, 25401 Eastern Marketplace Plaza in Chantilly.

Mr. Sullivan said he knew he’d won something when he scratched the ticket, but he didn’t immediately realize how much. “It’s been a bit nerve-wracking,” he said.

The 50X the Money game (game #1770) is one of dozens of Scratchers from the Virginia Lottery. The $200,000 prize he won is actually the game’s second prize. The top prize is $5 million. The odds of winning the $5 million prize in 50X the Money are 1 in 1,876,800, while the odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.07.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Sullivan lives in Loudoun County, which received nearly $12.8 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 09, 2018
Washington, DC, man wins $100,000 playing Cash 5 in Virginia

Feleke ZergawFeleke Zergaw is a lucky person. The Washington, DC, man matched all five numbers in the February 24 Cash 5 day drawing to win the game’s $100,000 top prize.

The winning numbers for that drawing were 2-5-21-25-33. He bought his winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 2405 Fairhaven Avenue in Alexandria.

Mr. Zergaw, who works as a parking lot manager, said he intends to save his winnings for retirement.

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  The winning ticket was bought in Alexandria, which received more than $4.1 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 09, 2018
Mother knows best: She tells son to play Cash 5, and he wins $100,000

Brandon PreeBrandon Pree was visiting his mother, Tina, when she told him to play the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game, using family birthdays for the numbers on the ticket.

So that’s what the Washington, DC, man did. He bought his ticket at the 7-Eleven at 2305 Huntington Avenue in Alexandria for the February 28 day drawing.

The five numbers he chose, 11-22-25-26-28, turned out to be the winning numbers in that drawing, which means he won the $100,000 top prize.

“The first thing I did was call my mother,” he said. “She started screaming!”

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.

So what does he plan to do with his winnings?

“Hopefully he’ll share with me since I told him to play!” Tina said.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  The winning ticket was bought in Alexandria, which received more than $4.1 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 09, 2018
Lightning strikes again for Washington County man

Charles NealIt was 2011 when Charles Neal won the $1 million prize in a Virginia Lottery Scratcher game. Now the Meadowview man has won big again. Mr. Neal scratched to win $150,000 in the Big Bills Game. Mr. Neal scratched to win $150,000 in the Big Bills Game.

It happened with a ticket he bought at Bully’s, 939 East Main Street in Abingdon.

“I couldn’t believe it,” he said as he claimed his latest prize.

Big Bills is one of dozens of games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 up to $150,000. The odds of winning that top prize are 1 in 832,320. The odds of winning any prize in Big Bills are 1 in 4.23.

Mr. Neal is the fourth player to claim the top prize in this game, which means one top prize remains unclaimed.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Neal lives in Washington County, which received nearly $3.9 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 09, 2018
Richmond woman wins top prize in “Weekly Half Grand” game

Rosemary DeveauxRosemary Deveaux couldn’t believe what she was seeing. The Richmond woman had scratched a Weekly Half Grand ticket from the Virginia Lottery, and it looked like a top prize winner.

She took out her glasses, and the ticket still looked like a winner. Then she took out a magnifying glass to get an even better look.

There was no mistake. She’d won the prize of $500 per week for ten years. She’ll receive that prize in ten annual payments of $26,000 before taxes.

The winning ticket was one of ten she bought at D & H Food Mart and Deli, 5816 Midlothian Turnpike in Richmond.

Weekly Half Grand (game #1834) is one of dozens of games from the Virginia Lottery. Ms. Deveaux is the first top prize winner in game #1834, which means three more top prize winning tickets are unclaimed.

She said she tucked the winning ticket in an envelope for a few days before redeeming it. She would occasionally take the ticket out just to look at the ticket and smile.

The odds of winning the top prize in this game are 1 in 4,284,000, while the odds of winning any prize in Weekly Half Grand are 1 in 4. 8.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. Deveaux lives in Richmond, which received nearly $19.2 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 06, 2018
Disc jockey is speechless after winning $100,000 in Virginia Lottery

Darryl ChapmanAs a DJ, Darryl Chapman has an image to project. So when the Newport News man discovered he’d won the $100,000 top prize in the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game, he played it cool – for a while.

“Once I got by myself, I jumped up and down and screamed,” he said.

Mr. Chapman matched all five winning numbers in the February 22 night drawing with a ticket he bought at Roy’s Quick and Serve, 2903 Shell Road in Hampton.

The winning numbers for that drawing were 5-11-14-23-25. He selected the numbers on his ticket at random.

He said he has no immediate plans for his winnings except to pay bills.

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Chapman lives in Newport News, which received more than $26.7 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 06, 2018
Newport News man wins $250,000 on his lunch break

Dandy IbasWhat did you do on your lunch break? Dandy Ibas won $250,000.

It happened when the Newport News man went to the Wawa at 12093 Jefferson Avenue in Newport News to pick up some lunch. He also bought a $250,000 Money Mania ticket from the Virginia Lottery and tucked it in his pocket.

Later, when he sat down to eat lunch, he scratched the ticket and discovered he’d won the game’s top prize.

“I couldn’t even eat my lunch after that,” he said.

The $250,000 Money Mania game is one of dozens of Scratchers available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $20 to $250,000. The odds of winning that top prize are 1 in 367,200. The odds of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 3.0.

He’s the third person to claim the game’s top prize, which means seven more remain unclaimed.

He said he plans to save his winnings for his children’s college.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Ibas lives in Newport News, which received more than $26.7 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 06, 2018
Montgomery County man celebrates $100,000 win

Timothy Hutchison IIAsk Timothy Hutchison how he happened to win $100,000 in the Virginia Lottery’s 10X the Money game, and you’ll get a logical reply: “I just got lucky, I guess.”

The Pilot man scratched the ticket he bought at Pilot Mountain Grocery and then returned to the store to ask the clerk to check his ticket.

Soon the clerk had exciting news. “Yeah, you won!” he said.

The 10X the Money game (game #1790) features prizes ranging from $5 to $100,000. He is the fourth top prize winner in game #1790, which means three $100,000 tickets are unclaimed. The odds of winning the top prize in this game are 1 in 1,049,143, while the odds of winning any prize in 10X the Money are 1 in 4.28.

Mr. Hutchison, who is a farmer, said he has no immediate plans for his winnings.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Hutchison lives in Montgomery County, which received more than $3.8 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 06, 2018
Mechanical engineer scratches to win $150,000

Uwe LubenowUwe Lubenow was on a winning streak. The Suffolk man had a $10 winning Virginia Lottery ticket. He cashed it in and bought another, which was a winner. He bought a few more tickets, and one of them turned out to be a big winner.

“I said, ‘I think I just won $150,000!’” he said. “The people in the store were excited.”

Mr. Lubenow scratched to win the top prize in the Casino Cheer game.

He bought the winning ticket at Food Lion, 6550 Hampton Roads Parkway in Suffolk.

Casino Cheer is one of dozens of Scratcher games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 to $150,000. He’s the third person to claim the top prize, which means one $150,000 ticket remains unclaimed in this game.

The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 795,600. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.23.

Mr. Lubenow, who is a mechanical engineer, said he has no immediate plans for his winnings.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Lubenow lives in Suffolk, which received more than $8.6 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 06, 2018
Berryville man collects $1,000,000 after taxes from Virginia Lottery

Jack HowardJack Howard may be the master of understatement. On the morning after the Virginia Lottery’s Bank a Million drawing, he told his wife, “Hey, I won a little bit of money.”

Actually, the Berryville man won the game’s top prize: $1 million after taxes.

“She couldn’t believe it!” he said.

Mr. Howard matched all six numbers in the February 17 drawing. The winning numbers were 11-17-22-27-30-31. The Bonus Ball number was 12, although he didn’t need it to win the top prize. He used Easy Pick, allowing the computer to randomly select his numbers.

He bought his winning ticket at Shop n Save, 409 North McNeill Road in Berryville. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

Mr. Howard, who is an arborist, said he intends to take care of family members with his winnings.

The top prizes in Bank a Million ($1 million, $500,000 and $250,000) are calculated so that winners actually receive the prize amount after federal and state tax-withholdings.

Bank a Million drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 p.m. Bank a Million is played exclusively in Virginia. Players can win anywhere from $4 up to the million-dollar prize with a $2 ticket. The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 3.8 million. The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 18.3.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Howard lives in Clarke County, which received more than $300,000 in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 06, 2018
Spur of the moment decision to buy a ticket results in $100,000 win

Eunice PaireEunice Paire was walking out of the Rosslyn Metro Station in Arlington when she decided to do something she never does: Play the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game.

That turned out to be a $100,000 decision.

The Bladensburg, Maryland, woman bought her ticket at United Newsstand, 1700 North Moore Street in Arlington, just outside the Metro Station. She selected five numbers at random for the February 18 night drawing.

“I just wrote them down as they came to me,” she said.

Those five numbers, 10-19-26-32-34, turned out to be the winning numbers, winning her the game’s $100,000 top prize.

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. Paire bought her ticket in Arlington, which received more than $4.6 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 06, 2018
Nursing student has the winning prescription: She wins $100,000

Santayshia Wilson“My heart stopped. I didn’t really believe it!”

That’s how Santayshia Wilson recalled the moment she discovered she’d won $100,000 playing the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game. The Danville woman matched all five numbers in the February 22 day drawing.

“I had my dad look at the ticket. His eyes got really wide, and that’s when I knew,” she said.

She selected the numbers on her ticket, 8-10-12-23-26, using a combination of her parents’ birthdays. She bought the ticket at Quick N Plenty Market, 395 Mount Cross Road in Danville.

Ms. Wilson, who is studying to become a nurse, said she intends to help her family with her winnings.

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. Wilson bought her winning ticket in Danville, which received more than $6.3 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 02, 2018
In the nick of time! -- Sterling woman claims $3 million prize just days before it would have expired

Ina H. FernandezIt’s probably safe to say Ina H. Fernandez is a patient woman. For months the Sterling resident had a secret. She had a Mega Millions ticket worth $3 million tucked away in a drawer.

All the while, the buzz in Northern Virginia was about that unclaimed ticket, especially when the Virginia Lottery announced it would expire at 5:00 pm on Monday, March 5, if not claimed. Finally, just days before the $3 million ticket would have turned into a worthless slip of paper, Ms. Fernandez claimed her prize.

She bought the ticket at Giant Food, 21000 South Bank Street in Sterling, for the September 5, 2017, drawing. Her ticket matched the first five numbers, missing only the Mega Ball number. Normally, that would win Mega Millions’ second prize of $1 million. However, she spent an extra dollar for the Megaplier when she bought the ticket. Since the Megaplier number in that drawing was 3x, her prize was tripled to $3 million.

The winning numbers in the September 5 drawing were 11-17-59-70-72, and the Mega Ball number was 1. She used Easy Pick, allowing the computer to randomly select her numbers.

As to why she waited so long to claim her prize, she said, “I just wanted to think about it and take care of our finances.”

She said it was about a month after the drawing before she checked the numbers and discovered she’d won. “I was incredulous,” she said.

Even then, she didn’t tell her husband of 52 years for about two months.

Ms. Fernandez, who is retired, said she intends to help her family with her winnings.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights at 11. Drawings are broadcast on TV stations across Virginia and streamed live at www.valottery.com. The odds of matching the first five numbers in Mega Millions are 1 in 12,607,306.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. Fernandez lives in Loudoun County, which received more than $12.8 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Mar 01, 2018
Virginia Lottery and Virginia Council on Problem Gambling encourage support for National Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Play ResponsiblyThe Virginia Lottery and the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling (VACPG) are teaming up to mark National Problem Gambling Awareness Month, March 1 through 31.

To help raise awareness in Virginia, the Lottery is reissuing an award-winning public service announcement (PSA) for television and radio, encouraging responsible play.

The PSA, titled “Upside Down,” promotes the Virginia Problem Gambling Helpline, which assists people who think they or loved ones may have a gambling problem.  It emphasizes that a problem gambler can make a positive change by seeking help.

The PSA is just one way in which the Lottery, in partnership with the VACPG is working to build a robust Responsible Gaming program. The Lottery was selected as one of the first lotteries nationwide to participate in a pilot responsible gaming verification program designed by the National Council on Problem Gambling and the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. 

“For most people, gambling is harmless recreation, but for some it can become addictive” said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall. “Promoting responsible play has always been part of our DNA at the Virginia Lottery, and we can raise awareness while also encouraging people to have fun and play responsibly.”

“Promoting awareness about problem gambling is key to preventing difficulties among members of our communities,” said VACPG President Carolyn Hawley, Ph.D. “The knowledge of how a recreational activity can become problematic, understanding the warning signs, and factors that place people at risk, can help minimize gambling related problems. We are fortunate that we have a Lottery that is making a commitment towards responsible gaming, and supporting efforts to keep gambling fun.”

The Virginia Problem Gambling Helpline is a toll-free number, (888) 532-3500, where callers can get information and referrals such as Gamblers Anonymous chapters in Virginia. It’s a good first step for anyone who thinks they or a loved one may have a gambling problem. All Virginia Lottery tickets and most printed advertising materials contain the number. 

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

The Virginia Council on Problem Gambling (VACPG) is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization that aims to increase the education, prevention, and treatment efforts surrounding problem gambling within the state of Virginia. 

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Feb 27, 2018
Mother and son split $1 million prize in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle

Tim Ayer was overseas when he woke up and discovered his mother Wijitra Ayer had been urgently trying to reach him. It was January 2, the day after the winning numbers had been drawn in Virginias’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle.

“I thought it was either really bad news or something about the raffle drawing,” he said.

He was right, and it was not bad news. Wijitra told him they’d won the $1 million top prize.

The ticket she bought at Weis Markets, 905 Garrisonville Road in Stafford, was ticket # 054602. It was one of three top prize winners in the January 1 drawing.

On February 27, Tim and Wijitra received their checks - $500,000 each before taxes - from the Virginia Lottery. The store received $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.

Wijitra said she plays Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle each year and bought five tickets this year.

The other two top prize winning tickets in the January 1 drawing were bought in Bedford and Virginia Beach. Five additional tickets won $100,000 each. Those tickets were bought in Charlottesville, Leesburg, Ridgeway, South Hill and Virginia Beach. An additional 500 tickets each won $500.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  The winning ticket was bought in Stafford, which received more than $7.3 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Feb 26, 2018
Martinsville woman buys lottery ticket on an impulse, wins $750,000

Jamiee HairstonJamiee Hairston was on her way to a basketball game when she stopped at the Fast Stop on East Church Street in Martinsville for a drink.

“I was waiting in line at the register and I thought, ‘Maybe I should try a ticket,’” she recalled.

So the Martinsville woman bought a $32,000,000 Cash Payout game from the Virginia Lottery. While sitting in her car in the parking lot, she scratched the ticket to reveal the $750,000 top prize.

“I just threw the ticket down on the floor because I didn’t believe it,” she said.

Fortunately, she picked the ticket back up when she got home and realized she really had won big. “I couldn’t believe it!” she said.

The $32,000,000 Cash Payout game is one of dozens of Scratchers available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $10 to $750,000. She’s the first person to claim the top prize, which means three $750,000 prizes remain unclaimed in this game.

Ms. Hairston, who works in the healthcare industry, said she has no immediate plans for her winnings.

The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,162,800. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 3.4.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. Hairston lives in Martinsville, which received more than $2.2 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly. Please play responsibly.

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Feb 26, 2018
Mother and son from Spotsylvania County split $1 million prize

Janice & James HockadayJames Hockaday was on his way home from work when he stopped at the 7-Eleven at 5409 Mudd Tavern Road in Woodford.

“I thought I was feeling lucky,” he later said.

He bought an Extreme Millions ticket from the Virginia Lottery, scratched it, and discovered he’d won the game’s $1 million prize.

“I was excited about it,” the Woodford said. “My heart started beating hard.”

He split the prize with his mother, Janice Hockaday of Spotsylvania. They had the choice of taking the full $1 million prize over 30 years or splitting a one-time cash option of $657,030 before taxes. They chose the cash option. The store receives a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

Extreme Millions features prizes ranging from $30 to $10 million. The $1 million prize they won is actually the game’s second prize. This is the second $1,000,000 prize claimed in this game, which means 10 more remain unclaimed.

One $10 million top prize has been claimed in this game, which means three remain unclaimed. The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 2,937,600. The odds of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 2.97.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  The Hockadays live in Spotsylvania County, which received nearly $9 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Feb 20, 2018
Henry County business owner wins $250,000 in Virginia Lottery

Paul KennedyFor a moment, Paul Kennedy Jr. thought the $250,000 Money Mania ticket in his hand was worth $100. Then the Bassett man took a second look and realized he’d actually won $250,000.

The ticket was one of two he bought at The Connection Market & Grill, 299 River Road in Fieldale. The other ticket was a winner too. It won $25.

The $250,000 Money Mania game is one of dozens of Scratchers available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $20 to $250,000. The odds of winning that top prize are 1 in 367,200. The odds of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 3.0.

He’s the second person to claim the game’s top prize, which means eight more remain unclaimed.

Mr. Kennedy, who owns a funeral home business, said his winnings will go towards retirement.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Kennedy lives in Henry County, which received more than $7.5 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Feb 16, 2018
Caroline County man wins $1 million prize on his lunch break

Williams EvansWhen William Evans scratched his 20X the Money ticket from the Virginia Lottery, he thought he’d won $100,000. He put on his glasses to make sure, and that’s when he discovered he’d actually won a lot more!

“Wait a minute! This is a million!” he recalled thinking.

The Ruther Glen man bought his ticket at the Food Lion on Jefferson Davis Highway in Ruther Glen while on his lunch break.

Mr. Evans had a choice of taking the full $1 million prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $657,030 before taxes. He chose the cash option. The store receives a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

Once he realized how much he’d won, he had a difficult time convincing his wife.

“She didn’t believe it,” he said. “She thought I was pulling her leg.”

The 20X the Money Scratcher (Game #1781) is one of dozens of games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $10 to $1 million. He’s the third person to claim the game’s top prize, which means one more remains unclaimed.

The chances of winning the $1 million top prize in this game are 1 in 1,162,800. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 3.52.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Evans bought his winning ticket in Caroline County, which received more than $2.1 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Feb 16, 2018
ODU student wins a 2018 Genuine Venture Scooter from Virginia Lottery

Katie GorntoIt’s the most fun on two wheels – and a Norfolk woman has won it.

Katie Gornto, an online student of Old Dominion University, submitted an entry in the Virginia Lottery’s “Ride into Fall Promotion” just before the November 18 ODU football game in Norfolk. When the drawing was held on November 28, her entry was drawn out of 1,704 total entries.

On February 9, Ms. Gornto received her prize from Game Guy: A 2018 Genuine Venture Scooter. Along with Game Guy, ODU’s mascot, Big Blue, was on hand for the presentation, along with members of the ODU Cheer Team. Click here for video of the presentation.

The “Ride into Fall Promotion” was held before nine athletic events this past autumn at Virginia colleges and universities. Anyone 18 or older could stop by the Virginia Lottery tent for prizes, We’re Game for Education Scratcher tickets, and a chance to enter for the scooter.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game. Ms. Gornto lives in Norfolk, which received more than $29.7 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Feb 14, 2018
“I started screaming!” -- Roanoke woman wins $150,000 in Virginia Lottery Scratcher game

June WhorleyYou might call it a case of being in the right place at the right time. June Whorley of Roanoke only intended to buy a bag of ice when she stopped at Wilmont Market, 3605 Shenandoah Avenue NW in Roanoke. But she also bought a Casino Cheer ticket from the Virginia Lottery.

“I just happened to stop at the store and happened to have five dollars,” she said.

And she just happened to win the game’s $150,000 top prize.

“I started screaming!” she recalled. “My heart started burning!”

Casino Cheer is one of dozens of Scratcher games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 to $150,000. She’s the second person to claim the top prize, which means two $150,000 tickets remain unclaimed in this game.

The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 795,600. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.23.

Ms. Whorley said she has no immediate plans for her winnings.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  She bought the winning ticket in Roanoke City, which received more than $16.5 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Feb 14, 2018
Rockingham County man collects $250,000 after taxes from Virginia Lottery

Curtis AreyCurtis Arey said he was “speechless” when he discovered he’d won $250,000 – after taxes - in the Virginia Lottery’s Bank a Million game.

“Words just wouldn’t come out!” the Bridgewater man said. “I called my wife. She let out a couple of screams.”

Mr. Arey matched all six numbers in the January 31 drawing. Since he split his $2 wager four ways when he bought the ticket, he had four sets of numbers. Using that “Play Your Way” feature, he won $250,000 on one of his sets of numbers.

He bought his winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 211 Main Street in Bridgewater.

The winning numbers were 4-13-14-20-24-26. The Bonus Ball number was 2, although he didn’t need it to win the top prize. He used Easy Pick, allowing the computer to randomly select his numbers.

Mr. Arey, who is a banker, said he hopes to use his winnings to travel.

The top prizes in Bank a Million ($1 million, $500,000 and $250,000) are calculated so that winners actually receive the prize amount after federal and state tax-withholdings.

Bank a Million drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 p.m. Bank a Million is played exclusively in Virginia. Players can win anywhere from $4 up to the million-dollar prize with a $2 ticket. The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 3.8 million. The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 18.3.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Arey bought his winning ticket in Rockingham County, which received nearly $6.9 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Feb 14, 2018
Seven is lucky number for Bristol man who wins $177,777

Richard Hodge“I just walked out of the store, dumbfounded.”

That’s how Richard Hodge recalls the moment he discovered he’d won $177,777 in the Virginia Lottery game called “7.

It happened when the Bristol, Virginia, man went to Andy’s Market at 322 Pearl Street in Bristol. After he scratched the ticket, he asked the cashier to verify that he’d actually won.

“I still don’t believe it,” he said as he claimed his prize at the Virginia Lottery’s customer service center in Abingdon the next day.

The “7” Scratcher is one of dozens of games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 to $177,777. He’s the second person to claim the top prize, which means two top prizes remain unclaimed in this game.

The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,040,400. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.19.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Hodge bought the winning ticket in Bristol, Virginia, which received more than $1.9 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Feb 14, 2018
“It was just my lucky day!” says $1 million prize winner in Extreme Millions Second-Chance Promotion

Jerree EureIf at first you don’t succeed, try the second-chance promotion.

That’s what Jerree Eure did. The Norfolk woman entered her non-winning Extreme Millions ticket in the Virginia Lottery’s Extreme Millions Second-Chance Promotion. When the drawing was held on February 6, 2018, her ticket was drawn out of more than 257,000 entries to win the million-dollar top prize.

“It was just my lucky day!” she said. “It’s still surreal to me.”

She had the choice of taking the full $1 million prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $657,030 before taxes. She chose the cash option.

Ms. Eure said she plays the lottery only occasionally. She said she regards it as recreation because the Virginia Lottery benefits the Commonwealth.

There will be three more million-dollar prizes drawn in the Extreme Millions Second-Chance Promotion. Those drawings will be held on July 3 and November 6, 2018, and April 2, 2019. Players can enter their non-winning Extreme Millions ticket in order to be eligible for a chance to win.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game. Ms. Eure lives in Norfolk, which received more than $29.7 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Feb 09, 2018
Two Virginia Lottery tickets may soon expire: one worth $3 million and one worth $1 million

Virginia Lottery logoWould you throw away a $1 million prize? How about a $3 million prize?

Two Virginia Lottery tickets bought in Northern Virginia, now worth $1 million and $3 million respectively, will become worthless if they are not redeemed soon.

By law, winning tickets in Virginia expire 180 days after the drawing.

Here are the details on the two tickets:
• A Powerball ticket that was bought at Sunoco (now 7-Eleven) at 4647 West Ox Road in Fairfax for the September 2 drawing matched the first five winning numbers to win $1 million. Since then, the winner has not come forward to claim his or her prize. The winning numbers for that drawing were 6-21-41-52-62, and the Powerball number was 26. This ticket missed only the Powerball number. The ticket expires at the close of business, 5:00 p.m., on Thursday, March 1.

• A Mega Millions ticket bought at Giant Food, 21000 South Bank Street in Sterling, matched the first five numbers in the September 5 drawing. Normally that would win $1 million, but whoever bought this ticket spent an extra dollar for the Megaplier when he or she bought the ticket. The Megaplier for that drawing was 3x, so the prize is tripled to $3 million. The winning numbers were 11-17-59-70-72, and the Mega Ball number was 1. This ticket missed only the Mega Ball number. Whoever has it must redeem it by close of business, 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 5.

By law, unclaimed prizes go to Virginia’s Literary Fund, which is used solely for educational purposes, such as upgrading technology in schools and teacher retirement funding.

Whoever has either winning ticket should contact the Virginia Lottery immediately at 804-692-7000 or 703-494-1501 or present their winning ticket at the Virginia Lottery’s Northern Virginia Customer Service Center at 14550 Potomac Mills Road in Woodbridge.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Feb 05, 2018
Fredericksburg man wins $100,000 playing Cash 5

William GarnettIt was just another average day for William Garnett of Fredericksburg until he discovered he had won $100,000 playing the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game.

Mr. Garnett matched all five numbers in the January 17 night drawing with a ticket he bought at Economy Food Market, 1806 Fall Hill Avenue in Fredericksburg.

The winning numbers were 4-17-28-31-34. He didn’t check his winning ticket until a week after purchasing the ticket. “This just shows you can win!” he said.

Mr. Garnett, who is retired, said he doesn’t have any immediate plans for the money but will be putting his winnings in the bank.

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Garnett bought his winning ticket in Fredericksburg, which received more than $1,500,00 in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Feb 05, 2018
Forklift driver wins an uplifting prize: $100,000

James WrightSometimes you just never know what you might find in the glove compartment of your vehicle. James Wright found a Virginia Lottery Cash 5 ticket that he’d forgotten. When he checked the numbers, he discovered he’d won the game’s $100,000 top prize.

His wife Linda couldn’t believe it when he told her the good news. “You’ve been riding around with that thing in your truck!” she exclaimed.

Mr. Wright, who lives in Henderson, North Carolina, but regularly plays across the state line in Virginia, bought the winning ticket at Bracey Slip-In, 2883 Highway 903 in Bracey, Virginia.

He matched all five numbers in the November 12 day drawing: 12-16-18-24-27. He used Easy Pick an allowed the computer to randomly select the numbers on his ticket.

The Wrights say they intend to use their winnings to pay bills and possibly for some home improvement.

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Wright bought his winning ticket in Mecklenburg County, which received nearly $2.5 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Feb 05, 2018
Mecklenburg County man takes home $100,000 prize

Clarence HelmsClarence Helms was returning home from out of state when he stopped at Raceway in South Hill. While he was there, the Lacrosse, Virginia, man bought a few Scratcher tickets.  When he scratched his 10X the Money ticket, he soon realized he’d won the game’s $100,000 top prize.

Mr. Helms, who is retired from the Air Force, said he has a bigger prize in his sight.

“I’m so very happy, but I’d be happier if I could win $1 million!” he said.

The 10X the Money game (game #1790) features prizes ranging from $5 to $100,000. He’s the third top winner in game #1790, which means four $100,000 tickets are unclaimed. The odds of winning the top prize in this game are 1 in 1,049,143, while the odds of winning any prize in 10X the Money are 1 in 4.28.

Mr. Helms said he hopes to use his winnings to remodel his home.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Helms bought his winning ticket in Mecklenburg County, which received more than $2.5 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Feb 02, 2018
Woodbridge man wins $400,000 after seeing winning numbers in a dream

Victor AmoleVictor Amole said he doesn’t usually buy identical tickets in the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game. However, when the Woodbridge man saw a set of numbers in a dream, he decided to play those numbers four times. He bought four tickets, each with that same set of numbers.

“I’ve never had a dream like that before,” he said.

When his numbers were drawn in the January 13 night drawing, all four of his tickets won the game’s $100,000 top prize for a total of $400,000.

He bought the tickets at Fas Mart, 2142 Jefferson Davis Highway in Stafford. Those winning numbers were 3-10-17-26-32.

Mr. Amole, who is a computer programmer, said he intends to invest his winnings.

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Amole lives in Prince William County, which received more than $59.5 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Feb 02, 2018
Patriots fan celebrates playoff win by winning the lottery

Greg BrownGreg Brown had just watched his favorite team, the New England Patriots, win in the playoffs.  Immediately after the game, the Henrico man went to the Wawa on South Airport Drive in Henrico and bought a ticket for the Virginia Lottery game called “7.

That’s when he won a big game of his own. His ticket turned out to be a $177,777 winner.

The construction worker said his first reaction was, “Hold on, I think that’s wrong!”

He showed the ticket to a store clerk who looked at it and joked, “Honey, I don’t have that kind of money!”

The “7” Scratcher is one of dozens of games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 to $177,777. He’s the first person to claim the top prize, which means three top prizes remain unclaimed in this game.

The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,040,400. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.19.

Shortly before winning the lottery, Mr. Brown won an even bigger prize when he proposed to his now-fiancée.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Brown lives in Henrico, which received more than $20.4 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Jan 25, 2018
Newport News man wins $200,000 in Powerball

Alvin BolingIf Alvin Boling hadn’t spent an extra buck for Power Play when he bought his Powerball ticket, he would have won $50,000. That’s not bad, but Power Play increased his prize to $200,000.

The Newport News man matched four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number in the January 20 drawing. The Power Play number in that drawing was 4, which quadrupled his prize.

He bought the winning ticket at Tinee Giant, 2722 Airline Boulevard in Portsmouth. The winning numbers in that drawing were 26-28-47-49-58, and the Powerball number was 3.

Mr. Boling said he discovered he’d won on the Sunday after the drawing, when he sat down with his morning coffee and checked the winning numbers.

“I just said, ‘Oh my goodness!’ and sat for a while,” he said. “There was no fanfare.”

He said he has no immediate plans for his winnings except to pay bills.

Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. The overall odds of winning any Powerball prize are 1 in 25. For more information on Powerball, visit www.powerball.com.  

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Boling lives in Newport News, which received more than $26.7 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Jan 25, 2018
“I thought I was going to jump through the ceiling!” -- Appomattox man wins $200,000

Ernest ColesAs Ernest Coles pondered the selection of Virginia Lottery Scratcher tickets at Quik-E Foods on Court Street in Appomattox, he had just one thought in mind:

“I was trying to figure out which one would be the lucky one,” he said.

He found it.

The Appomattox man bought a Super Cash ticket, took it home to scratch it, and discovered he’d won the game’s $200,000 top prize.

“I thought I was going to jump through the ceiling!” he recalled.

Super Cash is one of dozens of Scratcher games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 to $200,000. He’s the first person to claim the top prize, which means three $200,000 prizes remain unclaimed in this game.

The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,224,000. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.56.

Mr. Coles said he had no immediate plans for his winnings.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Curtis lives in Appomattox County, which received more than $1.3 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Jan 25, 2018
Arlington man scratches to win $1 million prize in Virginia Lottery

Goksal CagliGoksal Cagli has a friend who won a $1 million prize playing the Virginia Lottery. Like most people, Mr. Cagli may have wondered what the experience is like. 

He doesn’t have to wonder any more. The Arlington man scratched to win the million-dollar prize in the Gold Bar Bonanza game.

“I’m very happy. I’ve never won anything!” he said as he claimed his prize.

He had the choice of taking the full $1 million over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $675,982 before taxes. He chose the cash option.

He bought the winning ticket at Giant, 3480 South Jefferson Street in Falls Church. The store receives a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

Mr. Cagli, who works as a contractor, said he hopes to use his winnings to buy a new house.

Gold Bar Bonanza features prizes ranging from $10 to $1 million. This is the second $1,000,000 prize claimed in this game, so two top prizes remain unclaimed. The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,101,600. The odds of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 3.28.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Cagli lives in Arlington, which received more than $4.6 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Jan 23, 2018
“Wow, normal people really do win!” -- Fredericksburg woman wins $1 million Scratcher prize

Pauline JohnsonWhen Pauline Johnson scratched her purple $52 Million Cash Spectacular ticket, she couldn’t believe her eyes.

“I like the color purple, so that’s why I picked it,” she said.

The early retiree plays the lottery regularly at the 7-Eleven at 552 White Oak Road in Fredericksburg, “Cash4Life is my favorite game, but once in a while I’ll buy a scratcher ticket.”

On her lucky day, she purchased two scratcher tickets, the second of which was the $1 million winner.

She said the first thing that came to mind when she discovered her win was, “Oh my gosh real people really do win this!”

Mrs. Johnson had the choice of taking the full $1 million prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $681,000 before taxes. She chose the cash option.

The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

“I’m very loyal to the owners of the store,” said Pauline.

The $52 Million Cash Spectacular is one of dozens of Scratcher games offered by the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. Mrs. Johnson is the fifth $1 million winner to claim, which means one top-prize ticket remains unclaimed. The odds of winning the top prize in this game are 1 in 1,224,000. The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.07.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mrs. Johnson lives in Fredericksburg, which received more than $1.5 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Jan 18, 2018
Henrico man calmly wins $100,000

Jerole WigginsJerole Wiggins isn’t the sort of person who gets overly excited. His calm demeanor was put to the test when the Henrico man won $100,000 in the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game.

Mr. Wiggins matched all five numbers in the January 10 day drawing with a ticket he bought at Quick Stop, 3200 Darbytown Road in Richmond.

“One hundred thousand is plenty for me,” he said as he claimed his prize.

The winning numbers for that drawing were 6-11-12-14-25. He used Easy Pick and allowed the computer to randomly select the numbers on his ticket.

Mr. Wiggins said he has no immediate plans for his winnings except to pay bills.

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Wiggins lives in Henrico County, which received more than $20.4 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Jan 18, 2018
Mail carrier in Loudoun County wins $4 million prize in Virginia Lottery game

William Malsch“Hmm… this might be good.”

That was Bill Malsch’s reaction as he examined the Hot Millions Multiplier ticket he had just scratched. The Purcellville man was about to discover he’d won the game’s $4 million top prize.

But even then, he said his first thought was, “It’s not real!”

He bought the winning ticket at Shop N Save, 609 East Main Street in Purcellville. The store receives a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket. 

His prize was a choice between $4 million over 30 years or a cash option of nearly $2.25 million before taxes. He chose the cash option.

Mr. Malsch, who is a mail carrier, said the winnings will go towards retirement and his children’s education.

Hot Millions Multiplier is one of dozens of Scratcher games offered by the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $20 up to $4 million. He’s the second player to claim the top prize in this game, which means one $4 million ticket remains unclaimed. The odds of winning the top prize in this game are 1 in 1,305,600. The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Malsh lives in Loudoun County, which received more than $12.8 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Jan 18, 2018
Twice as nice: Gordonsville woman wins $200,000 with a pair of winning tickets

Laura CorwinSeven years ago, Laura Corwin’s sister won $100,000 playing the Virginia Lottery. That may have touched off a bit of sibling rivalry.

“I got it into my head that I wanted to beat that,” Ms. Corwin said.

And that’s exactly what she did!

The Gordonsville woman bought a pair of tickets for the January 5 Cash 5 day drawing, each with the same five numbers: 1-6-12-21-26. Both tickets won the game’s $100,000 top prize for a total of $200,000.

She bought the winning tickets at Food Lion, 408 Gordon Avenue in Gordonsville, where she works. She selected the numbers on her ticket using family birthdays.

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.

She said she has no immediate plans for her winnings.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. Corwin lives in Orange County, which received nearly $2.4 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Jan 16, 2018
Virginia Beach woman wins $200,000 with two tickets in Cash 5

Margie TrombleyMargie Trombley won the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game – not once, but twice in the same drawing.

The Virginia Beach woman matched all five numbers in the December 14 night drawing. Her husband bought two tickets for her at Food Lion, 6203 Virginia Beach Boulevard in Norfolk, both with identical numbers: 3-8-12-24-29. The top prize in Cash 5 is $100,000, which means she won a total of $200,000.

However, when her husband checked the winning numbers and gave her the good news, there was a problem:

“I didn’t believe him,” she later said.

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.

Ms. Trombley said she and her husband plan to save their winnings and possibly remodel their house.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. Trombley lives in Virginia Beach, which received more than $28.6 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly. Please play responsibly.

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Jan 16, 2018
Norfolk woman wins $100,000 in Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game

Leticia RobinsonWhen Leticia Robinson won $100,000 playing the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game, the Norfolk woman didn’t even need to check the winning numbers. Someone else did it for her.

“The store called me and said, ‘You won!’” she said as she claimed her prize. “I was just shocked!”

Needless to say, she bought the winning ticket at her favorite store: Angel Food Mart at 6586 Tidewater Drive in Norfolk.

She matched all five numbers in the January 7 night drawing to win the game’s top prize. The winning numbers were 8-15-17-23-29, which represents for her a combination of family birthdays.

Ms. Robinson, who works for a forklift company, said she has no immediate plans for winnings except to pay bills.

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. Robinson lives in Norfolk, which received more than $29.7 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Jan 16, 2018
Leesburg man wins $100,000 in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle

Cecil WolfCecil Wolf didn’t find out he’d won $100,000 in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle until a week later. That’s when the Leesburg man went to the Virginia Lottery’s website and discovered one of his tickets had been drawn.

He said he bought a total of five tickets over a five-week period. His winning ticket was #333975, which he bought at Food Lion, 720 South Kings Street in Leesburg.

The other four $100,000 winning tickets were bought in Charlottesville, Ridgeway, South Hill and Virginia Beach. Three tickets each won the top prize of $1 million. Those tickets were bought in Bedford, Stafford and Virginia Beach. An additional 500 tickets each won $500. 

Mr. Wolf, who works in the computer industry, said he intends to pay bills with his winnings and buy his mom a new cell phone.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Wolf bought his winning ticket in Loudoun County, which received nearly $12.8 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Jan 12, 2018
Winning $125,000 is “out-of-body experience” for North Chesterfield woman

When Raymeto HowardRaymeto Howard discovered she’d won $125,000 in the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game, she later described the feeling as “an out-of-body experience.”

The North Chesterfield woman matched all five numbers in the December 4 day drawing – not once, but twice. With one ticket, she wagered 25-cents. So, when that ticket matched all five numbers, it won $25,000. With her other ticket, she wagered a full dollar to win the $100,000 top prize.

She bought both winning tickets at Belmont Market, 6100 Belmont Road in Chesterfield.

She selected the numbers, 4-8-12-15-24, using important family birthdates and anniversaries.

Ms. Howard said she has no immediate plans for her winnings.

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. bought bought her winning tickets in Chesterfield County, which received more than $17.8 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Jan 12, 2018
“I looked at my ticket and I was stunned!” - Dale City man wins $1 million playing Mega Millions

Marcus CobbWhen Marcus Cobb bought his Mega Millions ticket, the jackpot stood at an eye-popping $450 million. On the morning after the drawing, the Dale City man heard there had been a jackpot winner somewhere else, so he didn’t bother looking at his ticket right away.

When he finally did check the winning numbers in the January 5 drawing, he discovered he’d matched the first five numbers, missing only the Mega Ball number.

“I looked at my ticket and I was stunned!” he said as he later claimed his prize. “I looked at the ticket again and again, and then I started yelling to wake everyone up!”

He was so excited, his wife Demetria said she was afraid he’d have a heart attack.

Mr. Cobb bought the winning ticket at Shell/E & C, 14352 Gideon Drive in Woodbridge. The store received a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

He used Easy Pick, allowing the computer to randomly select his numbers. The winning numbers in the January 5 drawing were 28-30-39-59-70, and Mega Ball number was 10.

The Cobbs say they intend to save for their children’s college educations.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights at 11. Drawings are broadcast on TV stations across Virginia and streamed live at www.valottery.com. The odds of matching the first five numbers in Mega Millions are 1 in 18,492,204.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Cobb lives in Prince William County, which received more than $59.5 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Jan 12, 2018
On the way to buy a newspaper, Fredericksburg man wins $200,000

Richard CurtisAll Richard Curtis wanted was a newspaper. That’s why the Fredericksburg man went to the 7-Eleven at 1036 Warrenton Road in Fredericksburg. While he was there, he bought three Winter Winnings tickets from the Virginia Lottery.

He took them out to his car and scratched them. That’s when he discovered he’d won the $200,000 top prize.

“I could hardly believe it!” he said.

Winter Winnings is one of dozens of Scratcher games available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $5 to $200,000. He’s the third person to claim the top prize, which means one $200,000 ticket remains unclaimed in this game.

The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,040,400. The chances of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 3.81.

The retired truck driver said he and his wife of 52 years have no immediate plans for the winnings.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Curtis lives in Fredericksburg, which received more than $1.5 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Jan 12, 2018
Newport News man wins $100,000 playing Cash 5

Dwayne JonesWhen Dwayne Jones of Newport News went online to check the winning numbers in the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game, he couldn’t quite believe what he saw.

“I said, ‘Well, I got these numbers,’” he recalled. “Then I checked in five or six more times.”

Mr. Jones matched all five numbers in the December 15 night drawing with a ticket he bought at G. I. Joe’s Army Surplus, 3610 Washington Avenue in Newport News.

The winning numbers were 7-15-20-28-33. He selected the numbers on his ticket at random.

Mr. Jones, who works as a supervisor, said he plans to save his winnings towards retirement.

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Jones bought his winning ticket in Newport News, which received more than $26.7 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Jan 05, 2018
Woodbridge man wins $100,000 during stop in South Hill

Harold BaileyHarold Bailey used to tell his fiancée, “One of these days, I’m going to win big!”

He doesn’t have to tell her that anymore because it happened! The Woodbridge man won $100,000 in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle

It happened as the couple was driving to visit his fiancée’s family in North Carolina. They stopped in South Hill, at Sav-U-Time of South Hill at 920 East Atlantic Street, and he bought a ticket. It turns out that ticket, #368194, was one of five $100,000 second-prize winners announced on January 1.

“I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “She screamed!”

Mr. Bailey, who works in human resources but was planning to retire later this year, said he has no immediate plans for his winnings except to pay bills.

“I’m shocked, but it’s a good kind of shocked,” he said.

Three tickets each won $1 million in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle.  Those tickets were bought in Bedford, Stafford and Virginia Beach. The other four $100,000 winning tickets besides Mr. Bailey’s ticket were bought in Charlottesville, Ridgeway, Leesburg, and Virginia Beach. An additional 500 tickets each won $500. 

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Bailey bought his winning ticket in Mecklenburg County, which received nearly $2.5 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Jan 05, 2018
Henry County woman wins $100,000 in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle

Rhonda HyltonLike a lot of people, Rhonda Hylton went straight to the Virginia Lottery’s website shortly after the winning ticket numbers in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle were announced. Her husband held her ticket as she read those winning ticket numbers.

Suddenly he said, “Wait a minute! Read that again!”

That’s how they discovered her ticket had won $100,000.

She bought the ticket at On The Run, 6690 Greensboro Road in Ridgeway. Ms. Hylton, who lives in Axton, just happened to be having lunch next door when she decided to buy the ticket.

Her winning ticket, #302951, is one of five $100,000 winners announced in the January 1 drawing. The other four were bought in Charlottesville, Leesburg, South Hill and Virginia Beach. Three tickets each won the top prize of $1 million. Those tickets were bought in Bedford, Stafford and Virginia Beach. An additional 500 tickets each won $500. 

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Ms. Hylton bought her winning ticket in Henry County, which received nearly $7.5 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Jan 04, 2018
Ashburn man wins $1 million in Powerball

Tom SuppTom Supp thought he’d won $600, and he was happy about it. However, when the Ashburn man took his Powerball ticket to the Virginia Lottery customer service center, he received stunning news: His ticket was actually worth $1 million.

“I couldn’t speak after that,” he said. “I was in disbelief.”

Mr. Supp matched the first five numbers in the December 9 drawing, missing only the Powerball number. The winning numbers in that drawing were 25-36-37-55-60, and the Powerball number was 6.

The communications contractor bought his ticket at the 7-Eleven at 20630 Ashburn Road in Ashburn. He used Easy Pick, allowing the computer to randomly select the numbers on his ticket. The store receives a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

His ticket was the only one in Virginia to match the first five numbers in the December 9 drawing and one of just three nationwide.

He said he plans to save his winnings toward retirement.

Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. They are broadcast on TV stations across Virginia and live on www.valottery.com.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  Mr. Supp bought his winning ticket in Loudoun County, which received nearly $12.9 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Jan 03, 2018
The “Lucky Four” win $1 million prize in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle

For seven years, four friends have played Virginia Lottery games together: Powerball, Mega Millions and Bank a Million, among others. This year, they used their winnings from those games to buy 20 tickets in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle.

One of those tickets won the $1 million top prize.

The “Lucky Four” are:

  • Dana Harris of Virginia Beach
  • Steven Hughes of Suffolk
  • Bradley Vaughn of Chesapeake
  • Timothy Bateman of Shawboro, NC

Mr. Harris bought the ticket at the 7-Eleven at 1900 Diamond Springs Road in Virginia Beach. On January 3, the four old friends gathered at the store to receive their checks, $250,000 apiece before taxes, from Virginia Lottery officials. The store received $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.

Their winning ticket is #332284. The other two top-prize winning tickets in the January 1 drawing were bought in Bedford and Stafford. Five additional tickets won $100,000 each. Those tickets were bought in Charlottesville, Leesburg, Ridgeway, South Hill and Virginia Beach. An additional 500 tickets each won $500.

Do the four friends plan to continue playing? Absolutely! In fact, they said they’ve already got their tickets for the next Mega Millions and Powerball drawings.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game.  The winning ticket was bought in Virginia Beach, which received more than $26.6 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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Jan 01, 2018
Winning numbers drawn in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle

Virginia's New Year's Millionaire RaffleThe winning numbers have been drawn in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle. The question now is: Who has those three $1 million winning tickets?

The $1 million winners are:

Ticket #054602 (bought at Weis Markets, 905 Garrisonville Road, Stafford)

Ticket #078410 (bought at Speedy Mart, 514-B Blue Ridge Avenue, Bedford)

Ticket #332284 (bought at 7-Eleven, 1900 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach)

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Five additional tickets each won $100,000. Those winning tickets are:

Ticket #028288 (bought at 7-Eleven, 3908 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach)

Ticket #090869 (bought at Kroger, 1980 Rio Hill Center, Charlottesville)

Ticket #302951 (bought at On The Run, 6690 Greensboro Road, Ridgeway)

Ticket #333975 (bought at Food Lion, 720 South Kings Street, Leesburg)

Ticket #368194 (bought at Sav-U-Time of South Hill, 920 East Atlantic Street, South Hill)

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Another 500 tickets each win $500.  Those numbers are now posted at the Virginia Lottery’s website: www.valottery.com.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game. The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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