Virginia (VA) Lottery Results and Winning Numbers (2024)

Virginia Lottery Games

Founded in 1987, the first Virginia Lottery tickets went on sale the very next year.

Since 1999, all Virginia Lottery proceeds have been donated to K-12 schools across the state, with over $11.5 billion having already been raised for local education to date.

Pick 3

In Pick 3, players can daily stake either $0.50 or $1.00.

Players must choose three numbers between 0 and 9, and because each number is chosen independently, the same number can be chosen two or three times if desired. Participants must then choose whether to bet on matching all three numbers in the order drawn, in any order, or to split a $1.00 stake equally between both options.

A Combo entry can be selected, for a ticket with every possible combination.

Participants can choose just two numbers if they wish, by matching these in the exact order as either the first or second pair of numbers drawn.

Finally, players can add Fireball to their ticket for the chance to win additional prizes by doubling the initial stake.

Pick 4

Pick 4 has multiple entry options and opportunities to win. Participants can stake either $0.50 or $1.00.

Players must choose four numbers from 0 to 9, and because each number is chosen independently, the same number can be chosen repeatedly if desired. Participants then choose whether to bet on matching their numbers in order, in any order, or whether to split a $1.00 stake equally between both options.

There is also the option to choose a Combo entry, for a ticket with every possible combination of the four player-chosen numbers.

Players can also add a Fireball option to their ticket, for the chance to win additional prizes by doubling the initial stake.

Powerball

Powerball is a world-famous lottery renowned for its long odds and often lucrative jackpots.

Powerball tickets cost $2.00, with players choosing five numbers between 1 and 69 plus a Powerball number between 1 and 26. Players can choose their numbers manually or go for a Quick Pick. A Power Play option is also available, costing $1.00 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times.

Mega Millions

Mega Millions is another world-renowned lottery that is even harder to win than Powerball, but with a very similar format.

As with Powerball, tickets cost $2.00.

Players must choose five numbers between 1 and 70 and a Mega Ball number between 1 and 25, with a Quick Pick option also being available for those wishing to play with random selections. Mega Millions has an additional Megaplier option for $1.00, for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times.

Cash4Life

Cash4Life is a popular multi-jurisdictional game played across nine states, for a chance to win $1,000 a day (paid out as $365,000 annually) for life, or the alternative option to take home a $7 million lump sum.

Tickets cost $2.00, with players choosing five main numbers from 1 to 60 and a Cash Ball number between 1 and 4. Quick Pick is also available for those wishing to play with random selections.

Keno

This traditional Keno-style game has multiple entry options, including the opportunity to enhance the base prize.

Players must first decide on how many numbers to match from one to 10, before choosing the relevant number of selections between 1 and 80. Quick Pick is available for participants who wish to enter Keno with random selections.

Finally, players must choose their stake from $1 to $10, with this also acting as the prize multiplier.

Bank a Million

Bank a Million is a straightforward lottery game with multiple entry options. A single stake costs $2.00, with players choosing whether to enter a single line, two lines at $1.00 each, or four lines at $0.50 each. More lines signifies more winning possibilities, but note that the $1 million jackpot is only available with a $2 stake.

To enter, choose six numbers from 1 to 40 or go for a Quick Pick for random selections.

Cash 5

Cash 5 is a straightforward lottery game with the opportunity to win a range of prizes, plus optional entry into an instant-win secondary game. Cash 5 tickets cost $1.00, with the secondary game, EZ Match, costing the same.

To enter Cash 5, choose five numbers from 1 to 41 or go for a Quick Pick to play with random selections. Selecting the EZ Match option results in five additional random numbers being printed on player tickets, along with the prize values. If any of the numbers match the Cash 5 selections, players win the corresponding immediate-payout prize.

Raffle

The Virginia Lottery Raffle is a once-yearly draw that takes place on New Year’s Day.

Only 500,000 tickets are available each year, which go on sale from early November to December 31, or until all tickets are sold. Four players are guaranteed to win $1 million, while six players will win $100,000 and 500 players will win $500.

Virginia Lottery Game Schedule

The table below provides an overview of the schedule for each Virginia lottery game.

Lottery GameMONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
Mega Millions23:0023:00
Powerball23:0023:0023:00
Cash4Life21:0021:0021:0021:0021:0021:0021:00
KenoEvery 4 minutes.
Bank a Million23:0023:00
Cash 523:0023:0023:0023:0023:0023:0023:00
RaffleNew Year’s Day only, at 14:00.
Pick 413:59
23:00
13:59
23:00
13:59
23:00
13:59
23:00
13:59
23:00
13:59
23:00
13:59
23:00
Pick 313:59
23:00
13:59
23:00
13:59
23:00
13:59
23:00
13:59
23:00
13:59
23:00
13:59
23:00

Virginia Lottery Odds and Jackpots

While the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games have the most attractive odds, the best value game is arguably Cash4Life, for the chance to win $1,000 a day for life! Raffle odds are also highly attractive but, unfortunately, there is only one draw per year!

Lottery GameWinning OddsMinimum Jackpot
Mega Millions1 in 302,575,350$40 million
Powerball1 in 292,201,338$40 million
Cash4Life1 in 21,846,048$1,000 a day for life
($7 million if players take the lump-sum option)
Keno1 in 8,911,711$100,000
Bank a Million1 in 3,838,380$250,000
Cash 51 in 749,398$100,000
Raffle1 in 500,000$1 million
Pick 41 in 10,000$5,000
Pick 31 in 1,000$500

Virginia Lottery Advance Play Options

With the exception of Raffle, all Virginia Lottery games have Advance Play options, with the number of draws that players can enter at once being highlighted in the below table.

Lottery GameNo. of Advance Draws Players Can Enter
KenoUp to 20
Cash 5Up to 20
Cash4LifeUp to 26
Mega MillionsUp to 26
Bank a MillionUp to 26
PowerballUp to 39 (in store) / Up to 156 (online)
Pick 4Up to 91
Pick 3Up to 91

Virginia Lottery Subscription

While lottery subscriptions are not available for state-level games, an Auto-Renewal service is available for players entering Mega Millions, Powerball and Cash4Life via their Virginia Lottery online account.

Virginia Lottery Scratch-Offs

Known as Scratchers in Virginia, Scratch-offs have multiple prizes, with jackpots typically being proportional to the cost of the scratch-off itself. Virginia Lottery scratch-offs range inprice from $1.00 to $30, with jackpots ranging from $30 to $10 million!

Lower-priced scratch-offs typically have winning odds of around 1 in 5, with the more lucrative games having winning odds of around 1 in 3. While the odds of winning a prize may seem attractive, the odds of winning the $10 million jackpot are a shade under 1 in 3 million!

The Virginia Lottery removes scratch-offs from sale as soon as all of the top prizes have been claimed, with players then having a further six months to claim prizes.

Detailed information about scratch-offs, prize tiers, payouts and odds is available on the official Virginia Lottery website.

Virginia Lottery Tax Information

The tables below highlight taxes payable on Virginia Lottery prizes.

Virginia Lottery Taxes for U.S. citizens and residentsamount to 28% on prizes exceeding $5,000, as detailed below.

Prize ValueTaxPercentage
Over $5,000State Taxes4%
Federal Taxes24%


Virginia Lottery Taxes for non-U.S. citizens or non-residentsamount to 34% on all prizes exceeding $600, as detailed below.

Prize ValueTaxPercentage
Over $600State Taxes4%
Federal Taxes30%

How to Claim Virginia Lottery Payouts

There are multiple ways to claim winnings.

Prizes of $600 or lesscan be claimed:

  • At any Virginia Lottery retailer
  • At any Virginia Lottery customer service center
  • At any Virginia Lottery prize zone
  • By mail

Players should note that many lottery retailers will not always have sufficient cash available to make immediate payouts; however, retailers with inadequate cash will usually pay by check or money order instead.

Prizes exceeding $600can be claimed:

  • At any Virginia Lottery customer service center
  • By mail

All claims for prizes exceeding $100 must be accompanied by a Government-issued photo ID, with players also needing to submit their social security number.

All claims for prizes exceeding $600 must be accompanied by a Claim Form, valid ID and a social security card.

Resident non-US citizens who claim prizes exceeding $600, must submit their green card, a Government-issued photo ID and an official document displaying their social security number.

Non-US residents can also claim prizes exceeding $600 upon presentation of a valid Government issued photo ID from their country of residence.

How to Contact the Virginia Lottery

OperatorGamesOfficial WebsiteMain AddressLocal Tel. No.
Virginia LotteryKeno
Mega Millions
Powerball
Bank a Million
Cash4Life
Cash 5
Pick 4
Pick 3
Raffle
https://www.valottery.com/600 East Main Street,
Richmond,
Virginia 23219,
USA
+1 (804)
692-7000

Which Virginia Lottery scratch-off has the biggest jackpot?

While the value of the most lucrative Virginia Lottery scratch-offs change periodically, the biggest jackpot on offer is typically around $10 million.

Can I buy Virginia Lottery tickets online?

Yes, players can enter online via the official Virginia Lottery website, subject to setting up an account and having their identity verified first.

How much tax is paid on Virginia Lottery winnings?

Tax of either 28% or 34% is levied on Virginia Lottery winnings, depending on where players reside and their citizenship and residency status.

For U.S. citizens and residents, 28% taxis levied on all Virginia Lottery prizes of over $5,000, of which 4% is state tax and 24% is federal tax.

Non-U.S. citizens or non-residentspay 34% taxon all prizes over $600, of which 4% is state tax and 30% is federal tax.

Players who win the Bank a Million jackpot do not pay any tax, with the Virginia Lottery paying it on their behalf!

How do Virginia Lottery winners get paid?

Some Virginia lottery games provide winners with the option to receive regular payments or lump sums, while others pay out as lump sums only.

For prizes from $10 to $10,000, players have the option of receiving a check or a prepaid Visa debit card.

How long does it take to receive Virginia Lottery winnings?

All prizes claimed in personcan be paid out the same or next day, subject to verification.

Prizes exceeding $600, which are claimed by mail, are usually paid out within a month.

How is the $1,000 a day Cash4Life jackpot paid out?

Players who win the Cash4Life jackpot receive annual payments of $365,000 on February 15 for the rest of their lives, with the first payment being prorated from the date it is won, plus the option of taking home a lump sum of $7 million.

The Virginia Lottery states that payments are guaranteed for 20 years; therefore, if the winning player dies before receiving 20 payments, the remainder will go to their estate. The remaining cash can continue to be paid out annually to the heirs of the deceased, or the remaining payments can be cashed out as a lump sum.

Virginia (VA) Lottery Results and Winning Numbers (2024)

FAQs

What is the Virginia Lottery pick 3 night time? ›

Pick a three-digit number from 000 through 999. Or use Easy Pick, and let the computer choose your numbers for you. The day drawing takes place daily at 1:59 p.m., and the night drawing takes place daily at 11 p.m.

Does Virginia have a Lottery? ›

Since 1988, the Virginia Lottery has been delivering a diverse lineup of games to delight Virginia adults and support Virginia's K-12 public schools.

How to win the Virginia Lottery? ›

How to win playing Powerball
  1. If you only match the Powerball number, you win at minimum $4.
  2. Match the first five numbers, and you win $1 million.
  3. Match all five numbers and the Powerball number, and you win the Powerball jackpot!

What was the pick 4 night time in Virginia? ›

Pick 4 numbers are drawn twice a day, seven days a week. The day draw is at 1:59 p.m., and the night draw is at 11 p.m.

What pick 3 numbers come up the most? ›

What Are the Most Popular Pick 3 Numbers?
  • 188. 123. ...
  • 777. Often associated with luck, 777 is a favorite among hopefuls. ...
  • 999. The highest possible Pick 3 number, chosen for its distinctiveness. ...
  • 222. Triple twos are liked for their repeating pattern, similar to 111. ...
  • 000. ...
  • 555. ...
  • 369. ...
  • 111.

Where can I cash my Lottery ticket over $600 in VA? ›

If your prize is more than $600, you can take it to a Virginia Lottery customer service center or one of the prize zones.

Does Virginia reveal Lottery winners? ›

The amount of the prize and the store where the ticket was bought will still be publicized, but the winner's name and hometown won't be released by the lottery. For prizes of $10 million and less, all prize winners remain public record. That means when you win, it's not a secret!

Can you buy Lottery tickets with a debit card in Virginia? ›

Purchase with cash or debit card. (Debit card use for purchase of Lottery products is up to retailer's discretion). Option 2: At retailers with a Lottery Vending Machine, you can select “Online Cash” at the top of the vending machine's screen.

What is the most effective way to win the lottery? ›

To better your chances of winning any lottery, you have to buy more tickets, he said. The more tickets, the more chances of choosing the right combination of numbers. But Kapoor is cautious about describing that as improving your odds.

How much tax do you pay on lottery winnings in Virginia? ›

Virginia Lottery Taxes

Virginia Lottery prizes are subject to federal and state income taxes. For any prize over $5,000, the Virginia Lottery automatically withholds 24% for federal taxes and 4% for state taxes.

Can lottery winnings be garnished in Virginia? ›

Except as provided in Chapter 19 (§ 63.2-1900 et seq.) of Title 63.2 and this chapter, no lottery prize or installment thereof may be subject to garnishment or to a lien of any kind until such prize or installment thereof has been paid or distributed.

What year did Virginia get the lottery? ›

1987, Va. Lottery created. First lottery ticket sold 9/20/1988. For ages 18 and older.

What time is DC Pick 3 night? ›

For winning numbers, scroll down to check your numbers or call the Lot-Line at 202-678-3333. Drawings are held three times a day, at 1:50 p.m., 7:50 p.m., and 11:30 p.m. You can purchase tickets until 1:49 p.m., 7:49 p.m., and 11:29 p.m. respectively.

At what time is the Pick 3 drawing tonight in Maryland? ›

Drawing & Sales Cutoff Times
DrawingDrawing DaysDrawing Times
Pick 3 / Pick 4 / Pick 5 MIDDAYDaily12:27 p.m., Mon-Fri 12:28 p.m., Sat & Sun
Pick 3 / Pick 4 / Pick 5 EVENINGDaily7:56 p.m., Mon-Sat 8:10 p.m., Sun
Bonus Match 5Daily7:56 p.m., Mon-Sat 8:10 p.m., Sun
Multi-MatchMonday & Thursday7:56 p.m.
4 more rows

What time is the PA Pick 3 Evening drawing? ›

PICK 3 day drawing can be viewed on the PA Lottery website daily after 1:35 p.m. PICK 3 evening is drawn during the nightly drawing show at 6:59 p.m. Watch for the evening drawing on TV, streaming online or check PA Lottery drawing results on your local TV station: Erie: WJET Ch. 24.

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