About the West Virginia Lottery
Since its inception in 1984, the West Virginia Lottery has generated over $9 Billion towards improving the lives of all West Virginians. Today, the lottery raises more than $520 million a year to support programs that enhance the state’s public education system, senior citizen services, and tourism industry.
West Virginia Lottery Tickets
West Virginia Lottery tickets are sold at any authorized retailer within the state of West Virginia. Winners tickets are valid for up to 180 days after the draw/game end date. Prizes must be claimed within that time frame.
Can I buy WV Lottery tickets online?
No. Current West Virginia laws do not permit sales of lottery tickets over the internet, or by mail or phone.
West Virginia Lottery Games and Drawing Schedule
Lotto America is a multi-state game that plays similarly to Powerball, except it has fewer numbers and overall better odds of winning. The jackpot starts at $2 million and grows until someone wins it. With the All Star Bonus, you get a chance to win bigger secondary prizes, too!
To play Lotto America, simply pick 5 numbers from 1 to 52, plus an additional Star Ball number from 1 to 10. Lotto America drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday evening at 10:30 PM EST.
Win up to $25,000 with the West Virginia Lottery’s Cash 25 game. Rules are super easy: just pick 6 numbers from 1 to 25. Match from 3 to 6 numbers, and you’re a winner!
Cash 25 drawings are held four times a week – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 6:59 PM EST.
In Daily 3, players pick a number from 000 to 999, choose a game type, and set their wager between $.05 and $1. With a $1 wager, players can win up to $500 with a straight bet (matching the draw in exact order). You can also win with a box bet (matching in any order), as well as a combination straight/box bet.
Daily 3 drawings are held from Mondays through Saturdays, at 6:59 PM EST.
In Daily 4, players pick a number from 0000 to 9999, choose a game type, and set their wager between $.05 and $1. With a $1 wager, players can win up to $5,000 with a straight bet (matching the draw in exact order). You can also win with a box bet (matching in any order), as well as a combination straight/box bet.
Daily 4 drawings are held from Mondays through Saturdays, at 6:59 PM EST.
In KENO, you choose how many numbers (spots) you want to play. You can play from 1 to 10 spots. The more spots you play, the higher the maximum prize you can receive. You can win up to $100,000 with a 10-spot game, if you match 10 of the numbers drawn.
Every drawing, 20 numbers are generated from 1 to 80. KENO drawings are held everyday, every 4 minutes, starting at approximately 5:00 AM EST, through 3:45 AM.
Here’s a rundown of the West Virginia Lottery’s weekly schedule:
|Lotto America||Wednesdays and Saturdays||10:30 PM|
|Cash 25||Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays||6:59 PM|
|Daily 3||Mondays through Saturdays||6:59 PM|
|Daily 4||Mondays through Saturdays||6:59 PM|
|KENO||Daily||every 4 minutes|
West Virginia Lottery Scratch Offs
Apart from their draw games, the West Virginia Lottery also has instant scratch-off ticket games for added variety. Ticket prices range from $1 to $20. Each game has different odds and prizes, and the biggest jackpots reach up to $250,000!
West Virginia Lottery Second Chances – What is Second Chance?
As promotional events, the West Virginia Lottery occasionally holds second chance drawings for owners of non-winning scratch-off tickets. These drawings let players submit eligible tickets for a chance to win various prizes.
How does Second Chance work for the WV Lottery?
To participate in second chance drawings, players have to create an account with the West Virginia Lottery Player’s Circle. Then, they can log in to the official Second Chance Bonus Zone to start playing.
Information on the West Virginia Lottery
West Virginia Lottery Offices
|Headquarters in Charleston||900 Pennsylvania Avenue|
Charleston, WV 25302
|Regional Office in Weirton||100 Municipal Plaza, Suite 500|
Weirton, WV 26062
Office hours are from 8 AM to 5 PM EST, Mondays through Fridays.
West Virginia Lottery Customer Support
If you’d like to get in touch with West Virginia Lottery representatives, you may contact them through the following channels:
- Email: [email protected]
- Fax: 304-558-3321
- Mail: PO Box 2067 Charleston, WV 25327
West Virginia Lottery Social Accounts
For more information and regular updates, you can also follow the West Virginia Lottery on any of their social media accounts:
West Virginia Lottery Apps and Technology
The West Virginia Lottery supports mobile apps for your Android and iOS devices. You can download the app directly from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
The West Virginia Lottery App lets you:
- Scan your tickets to find out if you’ve won
- Check the latest jackpot amounts and winning numbers
- Find the nearest authorized retailers
- Learn about the latest instant scratch off games
- View current promotions.
- and more.