Virginia Lottery to launch online lottery games

Posted at 2:50 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 14:52:52-04

The Virginia Lottery is set to launch online games in July that will allow users to play popular Virginia lottery games on their smart devices or computers.

Starting July 1, Virginia Lottery will now offer games such as Mega Millions, Powerball, and Cash4Life online.

Instant-win games, which are an online version of scratcher games, will also be offered online. New instant-win games will be added every few weeks, and popular daily draw games such as Pick 3, pick 4, and Cash 5 will be added within the first year.

“We’re excited to be introducing this new way of playing our games on July 1, the very first day it’s allowed under legislation we requested from the 2020 General Assembly, ” said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall. “We feel it’s important to continue to meet Virginia consumers where they already are, and where they expect to find us: online.”

Lottery games will continue to be available at retail stores across Virginia, including some games not available online.

Virginia is the seventh state to offer lottery games online.

Users must be at least 18-years-old to play Virginia Lottery games, whether online or in person.

Online lottery games includes secure financial transactions, robust age and identity checks through registered accounts, and also provides a range of responsible gaming protections for players to limit their lottery play if they choose.