Playing Matters

We're Game

The Virginia Lottery creates excitement, encourages friendly competition and supports Virginians’ love of games. And not just our games, but all games! We’re Game. Are you?

For over 25 years we’ve been working and playing together, building an amazing organization committed to growing and giving back – and having fun while doing it. Operating entirely on revenue from game sales, rather than tax dollars, the Virginia Lottery generates approximately $1.2 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools.

With Lottery games including Mega Millions, Powerball, Bank a Million, Cash4Life®, Raffle, Pick 3, Pick 4 and Cash 5, Virginians are bound to find a game they love. The Virginia Lottery also has a variety of Scratchers and FastPlay Games to add to the fun. And the excitement doesn’t stop there. Players also can enter promotions and play interactive games online at for more chances to win!

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Giving Back

In an effort to make access easier and faster to commonly used forms from the Virginia Lottery, we offer the forms below formatted with Adobe Acrobat. If you need the latest copy of the Acrobat Reader, click here to go to the Adobe site for a free download

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Community Events

We're having a blast at events near you! Get ready for fun giveaways, cool prizes, and the chance to win great prizes!

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our programs

Our Programs

Since 1999, all Virginia Lottery profits have been used for public education in the Commonwealth, for kindergarten through 12th grade. In Fiscal Year 2018, the Virginia Lottery had sales of more than $2.1 billion. Of this total, the Lottery generated more than $606 million, or 28.3%, for public education grades K-12; 61.1% went back to players in the form of prizes; 5.7% went to the retailers who sell Virginia Lottery tickets, and 4.9% went to operational expenses.

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protect your play

Lottery Scams

Don't allow yourself to be the victim of a fake lottery scam. If it seems to good to be true, then it probably is.

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play responsibly

Play Responsibly

Here at the Virginia Lottery, we take playing very seriously. Fun matters. Excitement matters. And so does the education of Virginia's youngest residents. It's the very reason we play so enthusiastically. Every time you scratch a ticket or pick your numbers for the big jackpot, you are creating winners in education all over the Commonwealth.

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Giving Back to Virginia Public Schools


Total Virginia Lottery profits generated for Virginia's K-12 public schools since 1999.

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