Virginia State Lottery is run by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Virginians voted for a state-run lottery in 1987; sales began
September 20, 1988. It is one of 12 lotteries that sell Mega Millions
tickets. All Virginia Lottery
proceeds benefit its K-12 public schools (more than $6.6 billion
The lottery games include Pick 3, Pick 4 and Cash 5
twice daily, as well as numerous of
, and Mega Millions
, the latter with drawings
Tuesdays and Fridays. The Pick 3 game includes the "add-on" game
Boost where a player gets five additional three-digit numbers, and
can win $50 on an extra 50-cent wager, or $100 for an additional $1
In January 2008, Virginia Governor Timothy
announced a change in the leadership of the lottery.
February 1, 2008, Paula Otto, a former spokesperson of the Lottery
and an associate director of the School of Mass Communications at
Commonwealth University, became the fourth executive director in the
Lottery's 21-year history.
The minimum age to play is 18. Minors
cannot play Virginia Lottery games and cannot cash winning