Game Draw Date Results Next Drawing Date
MEGA Millions04/18/201418-25-38-45-63, Mega Ball: 0904/22/2014
Powerball04/16/201434-39-42-44-59, Powerball: 08, Power Play: 304/19/2014
Win For Life04/16/201402-20-26-29-35-36, Free Ball: 0404/19/2014
Decades of Dollars04/17/201401-05-18-27-38-4004/21/2014
Cash 5 Day04/18/201409-15-17-22-2704/19/2014
Pick 4 Day04/18/20147-7-2-104/19/2014
Pick 3 Day04/18/20141-7-804/19/2014
Cash 5 Night04/18/201409-10-19-22-2504/19/2014
Pick 4 Night04/18/20147-7-4-904/19/2014
Pick 3 Night04/18/20142-5-504/19/2014

Lotteries in the United States have existed for many years. Early lotteries were used to help the Colonial Army during the Revolutionary War. The funds generated by this lottery were initially used to provide supplies to the Army on the front lines. The remaining money left after the war was over was used to rebuild after the war and recover from the damage. Currently there are 38 states in the United States that have state lotteries. These lotteries are a prime source of revenue for the states in which they operate in.

Virginia Lottery History

The Virginia Lottery has been in existence since 1987. While the designation of lottery proceeds is often the reason why voters approve the state lottery, this was not so for the voters in the state of Virginia. The state lottery was approved by the voters in the state of Virginia without the need for a designation as to where the lottery proceeds would be going. Sales for the first lottery games in the state of Virginia began on September 20, 1988. Since the start of the lottery, the number of games offered has expanded throughout the years. The lottery games currently offered to players in the state of Virginia are Pick 3, Pick 4, Cash 5, numerous instant win scratch cards, Mega Millions, and the PowerBall.

Virginia Lottery Proceeds

When the lottery was first initiated, there was not a set fund for the proceeds to go. The first year’s worth of proceeds was given to fund capital projects in the state of Virginia. In 1989, the proceeds began going to the General Fund for the state of Virginia. The money in the General Fund was then distributed as necessary to different funds across the state to help aid the communities and the citizens throughout Virginia. In 1999, the proceeds that were left from the Virginia Lottery, after operating expenses and prize payout money was factored, the proceeds from the lottery went to public school education to help better the public schools across the state. In 2000, the voters of Virginia passed an Act to begin the State Lottery Proceeds Fund. This required that all funds from the lottery from this point on would be given to help fund public education in the state of Virginia.

Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the winning number information on this web page, mistakes can occur. In the event of any discrepancies, Virginia State laws and Virginia Lottery regulations will prevail. Lottery data is provided for entertainment and informational purposes only. SuperMedia does not condone or encourage the practice of gambling by providing this information. If you or someone you love have a gambling problem, learn more through Gamblers Anonymous.

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Big Lottery Winners

In each of the 38 states across the country that have implemented state lotteries there are example of good and bad stories associated with winning the lottery. One famous winner that won the Virginia Lottery is Suzanne Mullins. Mullins won a jackpot for $4.2 million in 1993. Mullins borrowed $197,746.15, which she agreed to pay back from the company she borrowed it from with the money she would receive yearly from the lottery through 2006. When the rules changed in the state of Virginia allowing her to collect what she was still owed in a lump sum instead of receiving yearly payments, Mullins elected to cash out her winnings. However, she defaulted on the loan and is now in debt with the company. Mullins claims that she is only in debt to her son’s illness. She claims that she defaulted on the payments in order to pay his medical bills that totaled one million dollars.

Winning Lottery Numbers

Some games run by the Virginia Lottery require weekly drawings. Players visit lottery retailers throughout the state to purchase their tickets. The numbers on the tickets are either numbers they have chosen to play for themselves or numbers they have let the machine randomly choose for them. Once the drawing has taken place, the numbers can be found in many places. The day after the drawings, the numbers will be displayed in local newspapers and will also be aired on the local news. You can find the winning Virginia lottery numbers at Superpages.com and you can find more information at the official Website for the Virginia Lottery.

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