The Virginia Lottery has announced that its online games have hit the milestone of $1bn in prize payouts since its launch in July 2020.
Accounting for around 30% of sales, the lottery’s online venture has had over 213,000 unique players on its website who have collectively won over 196m times.
The lottery boasts a range of online games available to its players including Mega Millions, Powerball, Cash4Life, Pick 4 and Pick 3. In addition, various instant win games are available through online channels.
“Virginians have really taken to the convenience of playing the Lottery from their smartphones, tablets or computers,” said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall.
“The Lottery is constantly looking for innovative and convenient ways to meet customer expectations while also providing lots of opportunities for our players to imagine the possibilities of a winning moment.
“Online lottery games continue to help support our mission of generating profits for K-12 education all across the Commonwealth.”
Virginia’s biggest winner through the online lottery games was a McLean woman who won over $2m playing the Powerball. Three players have also won $1,000 per week for life on the Cash4Life game.
Whilst the lottery regards its online venture as a success, the traditional brick-and-mortar sales of lottery tickets and scratch games in retail stores still account for approximately 70% of total lottery sales.