Following the success of its online games since it launched on July 1, Virginia Lottery has now announced Online Cash, lauded as an ‘easy way’ for players to fund their online player wallets.

Online Cash is a voucher that can be bought using cash or debit card at convenience stores, grocers, or anywhere else that sells tickets for the lottery. The vouchers are available in increments of $10, $20, $50 and $100.

Following a purchase, players can then register or log into their account, enter the voucher code, and have access to the funds immediately for online play.

The Old Dominion state lottery stated Online Cash is a great way to give online play as a gift for the holiday season for anyone 18 years or older. It added, during December, anyone who buys an Online Cash voucher will receive a 20% match bonus up to $20 in free online games.

Retailers who sell an Online Cash voucher will still receive a selling commission just as they do when they sell a traditional lottery ticket.

Virginia Lottery Executive Director, Kevin Hall, said: “Online Cash is an exciting new and convenient option for our players and it offers a benefit to our valued retail partners. Of course, as with all our game offerings, proceeds support K-12 public schools across the Commonwealth so that’s a win for everyone.”

The lottery generates more than $1.6m per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, lottery customers helped generate more than $595m in funding for public education.