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Virginia Lottery Results - VaLottery Frequently Asked Questions
Virginia Lottery History:
The 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 35 lotteries that sell Mega Millions tickets. It is also one of 43 lotteries that sells Powerball tickets. All Virginia Lottery proceeds benefit its K-12 public schools (more than $6.6 billion since 1999).
The lottery games include Pick 3, Pick 4 and Cash 5 twice daily, as well as numerous of Scratchers, and Mega Millions, the latter with drawings Tuesdays and Fridays. Also included is Powerball played Wednesdays and Saturdays.
In January 2008, Virginia Governor announced a change in the leadership of the lottery. On February 1, 2008, Paula Otto, a former spokesperson of the Lottery and an associate director of the School of Mass Communications at Virginia 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 tickets.