Virginia (VA) Lottery General Information
The Virginia Lottery was created on December 1, 1987, following a 57% to 43% vote in favor of a lottery in November, 1987.
Since the first ticket was sold on Sept 20, 1988, the Virginia Lottery has earned more than $5.3 billion for the Commonwealth
of Virginia. By a constitutional amendment passed by Virginia voters in 2000, all Lottery profits are now designated to solely
benefit K-12 public schools.
Virginia Lottery players have a wide range of games from which to choose. Instant games are available for $1, $2, $5 and
$10, with prizes up to $1 million. On-line games include Pick 3, Pick 4, Cash 5, Win for Life and the extremely popular Mega
The Virginia Lottery is a billion dollar enterprise and heading it is Sheila Hill-Christian. When Governor Tim Kaine appointed
Ms. Hill-Christian to head the Lottery, she became the third executive director in the Lottery's 18 year history and the
first African-American to hold that position. Ms. Hill-Christian brings to the job a career filled with service to Virginia.