Virginia Lottery online games surpass $130 million in prizes just four months after launch

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Posted at 8:12 PM, Oct 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-25 20:15:23-04

The Virginia Lottery reports more than $130 million in prizes have been won by players on the new online Lottery games in less than four months.

The Virginia Lottery introduced its new online game offerings on July 1.

In the three-month period ending October 1, lottery sales at stores across Virginia increased more than 10%, according to Virginia Lottery officials.

Online products include many familiar and popular games such as Mega Millions, Powerball and Cash4Life.

“Online play is a natural progression that makes Virginia Lottery games more relevant and convenient for today's consumers," said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall [valottery.com]. “The successful launch of online lottery play is an essential tool to help support the Virginia Lottery's commitment to generate funds for Virginia's K-12 public schools."

The two biggest online wins so far are a Lunenburg County man who won $100,000 playing Powerball and a Hopewell man who won $1,000 per week for the rest of his life in the Cash4Life® game.

A Richmond woman also won $51,000 playing Enchanted Winnings, one of the most popular instant win games.

According to the Virginia Lottery website, one Norfolk man won $25,788 from an instant online game.

You can play Virginia Lottery online from anywhere within Virginia by registering here.