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We need to talk about our gambling problem

The past several years have seen an explosion of gambling in Virginia, and it is poised to become a billion-dollar industry here next year. There are new legislative proposals to further expand gambling, like allowing Virginia residents to bet on local sports teams, legalizing so-called skill games, and building more casinos. Concurrently, spending…
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Virginia: Lawmakers seek to legalize slots-like skill games

The General Assembly banned the games in 2020, but a court injunction froze enforcement until late last year. Such games have been an important source of income for convenience stores, restaurants and truck stops, especially during the pandemic. "To me, this is a small-business issue," said state Sen. Aaron Rouse, D-Virginia Beach, one of the…
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Virginia: Lawmakers seek to legalize slots-like skill games
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Isle of Wight to begin enforcing ban of slots-style ‘skill games’ Jan. 15

Any operators of slots-style video games in Isle of Wight County have until Jan. 15 to remove the now-illegal gambling machines that have proliferated across Virginia's truck stops and convenience stores. Those who continue to operate so-called "skill games" past the deadline could face a five-figure fine and possible jail time, warns Isle of Wight…
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Isle of Wight to begin enforcing ban of slots-style ‘skill games’ Jan. 15
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Legislator Prepares Push For Northern Virginia Casino

With one week until the start of Virginia's 2024 legislative session, there's an increased push for the state to add a fifth casino. State law allowed for five cities to host casinos, and four of the five cities have held successful referendums to welcome casino gaming. Richmond's 2021 and 2023 referendums failed, however, opening up a possibility…
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Handling gambling addiction: Experts say it's becoming more important to teach youth about gambling risk

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) - With all the talk about casinos and lotteries over the last few years, experts say it's so important to make sure kids know that gambling isn't all fun and games. This comes after a recent poll, conducted by the Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition(RAYSAC), shows 31% of youth participants were unaware of the risks and…
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Handling gambling addiction: Experts say it's becoming more important to teach youth about gambling risk
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'I'm in shock,' says lottery winner who won twice in a week scooping $50,000 then $1million during campfire gamble

A LUCKY lottery player has hit the jackpot twice in one week playing the same game. The woman netted nearly $1 million between her two prizes. Jennifer Minton played the online Safari Quest game through the Virginia Lottery. First, she was excited to win a $50000 prize. But then a week later, Minton again decided to play Safari Quest while sitting…
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'I'm in shock,' says lottery winner who won twice in a week scooping $50,000 then $1million during campfire gamble
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VA Legalized Gambling. So Dumfries Transformed a Landfill Into a Casino

Along with the opening of Rosie's Gaming Emporium in Dumfries this past January, gaming in Northern Virginia counties continues its expansion with the addition of "The Rose" Gaming Facility and Hotel by 2023. The development project, which was unanimously approved by the Dumfries Planning Commission, preceded another approval by the Dumfries Town…
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VA Legalized Gambling. So Dumfries Transformed a Landfill Into a Casino
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I did a 'double take' after winning $272,806 playing a lesser known lottery game

LOTTERY games have evolved to the point where players don't need to fuss with scratch-off cards or number slips for a chance to win big. The Virginia Lottery's Scrooge game is taking the Bah Humbug out of the holiday season. It's a unique online game where the aim is to get a cluster of three or more matching symbols to win a prize. Player Cindy…
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I did a 'double take' after winning $272,806 playing a lesser known lottery game
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Virginia woman wins $1.8 million lottery prize playing Scrooge online game

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A Virginia woman won a $1.8 million lottery prize playing an online lottery game. Jenny Gonzales Castillo won big in the Scrooge online game, which features a progressive, growing jackpot and can be accessed on the Lottery's website. She said she was playing the game to relax after a busy day. "I told my daughter, 'Pinch me! I…
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Virginia woman wins $1.8 million lottery prize playing Scrooge online game
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Unveiling the Excitement: A Guide to the Best Slot Games of the Year

The world of slot games is vast and ever-expanding, offering players a plethora of themes, gameplay options, and exciting bonus features. The best part? Casinos are now a physical as well as an online interactive experience, which means you never have to travel to experience the thrill of a spin or two at the slot machines. Whether you're a…
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Lottery player reads story of woman winning big in Virginia

When Melissa Hood read about someone else's big win in a Virginia Lottery online game, she thought it would never happen to her. Then she won. The Virginia woman also plays online lottery games, but didn't imagine the same good fortune would come her way when she was reading the news story about another woman's win, the Virginia Lottery shared in a…
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Lottery player reads story of woman winning big in Virginia
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Here's How Virginia Mom Will Spend Winning $1.8M Lottery Jackpot

It'll be a bountiful holiday season for a Virginia Lottery player who cashed in big playing an online game with a curious name. What started as a long day for Jenny Gonzales Castillo ended in jubilation when the Newport News woman laid down to rest and decided to play a Virginia Lottery game online. Instead of resting on her laurels, Gonzales…
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Here's How Virginia Mom Will Spend Winning $1.8M Lottery Jackpot
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Man wakes up wife with screams after winning $1.9 million lottery

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (Gray News) - A Virginia man recently got the surprise of a lifetime while playing the lottery online. According to the Virginia Lottery, Jarrod Paxton became one of the state's latest millionaires thanks to playing the Jackpot Spectacular online game. "You've got to be kidding me!" Paxton said he yelled after finding his…
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Man wakes up wife with screams after winning $1.9 million lottery
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Bedford man wins $1.9 million from Virginia Lottery

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A Bedford County man has won $1.9 million through the Virginia Lottery. Jarrod Paxton won the prize by playing the Jackpot Spectacular, an online game played in Virginia and Pennsylvania. The game features a progressive, growing jackpot and is one of dozens of instant-win games available exclusively on the Lottery's…
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Bedford man wins $1.9 million from Virginia Lottery
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Petersburg hoping to hit the jackpot with casino bid

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) - Just weeks after a casino referendum was rejected by voters in nearby Richmond for the second time in three years, Petersburg officials are hoping to step in and win the jackpot for themselves. Petersburg officials have submitted a request to hold a casino referendum of their own by 2025. Now, the decision to let the city…
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Petersburg hoping to hit the jackpot with casino bid
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VA Woman Wins Lottery Twice Exactly One Week Apart

A Virginia woman was left in "disbelief" after winning the same lottery game twice exactly one week apart. Jennifer Minton first won $50000 on October 10 playing the online game Safari Quest. "She was incredibly excited," a release from the Virginia Lottery said. Exactly one week later - on October 17 - Minton was sitting around a campfire playing…
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VA Woman Wins Lottery Twice Exactly One Week Apart
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Casino Could Be Built Without Zoning Change: Fairfax County Executive

RESTON, VA - Questions raised about whether state and local laws would allow a casino to be built in Fairfax County, where it would fit best, what gaming is allowed and what government bodies must OK a plan were answered fully, or in part, Wednesday. Fairfax County Executive Bryan Hill responded Wednesday to questions posed by Hunter Mill District…
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Casino Could Be Built Without Zoning Change: Fairfax County Executive
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Bristol Casino Exceeds $215 Million In Adjusted Income

It was recently reported that Bristol Casino: The Future Home Of Hard Rock, exceeded over $215 million in adjusted gaming income last month, aka October, approximately 16 months after officially opening its doors. Adjusted gaming income for Virginia's first casino: The aforementioned temporary establishment in Bristol revealed that it…
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Bristol Casino Exceeds $215 Million In Adjusted Income
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Virginia woman wins lottery twice within a week: 'I'm in shock!'

One Virginia woman seems to have been born under a lucky star, striking the state's lotto not once but twice in just a week. Jennifer Minton had her first twist of financial fate when she won $50000 playing the Virginia Lottery's Safari Quest online game in mid-October. But as the lottery put it, the Gloucester resident "was just getting warmed…
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Virginia Woman Wins Online Lottery Game Twice In One Week

A Virginia woman seems to have been touched by luck after winning a lottery game twice in one week! Jennifer Minton of Gloucester told lottery officials she was "in shock" following the double win. According to the VA Lottery, Jennifer first won $50000 while playing the online game Safari Quest. She won that prize in mid-October. Minton kept…
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Virginia Woman Wins Online Lottery Game Twice In One Week
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Woman wins big money playing online lottery game, not once but twice in 2 weeks

Jennifer Minton was sitting around a campfire, playing the same Safari Quest online lottery game that she won big money on the week before, when she won a $912936 jackpot, Oct. 17, 2023. (Virginia Lottery) RICHMOND, Va. (TND) - A woman who won $50000 from the Virginia Lottery was incredibly excited but not finished playing. It turned out, Jennifer…
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Woman wins big money playing online lottery game, not once but twice in 2 weeks
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Virginia Woman Wins Lottery Twice in 1 Week: ‘I’m in Disbelief!’

Lady Luck was on one Virginia woman's side - not once, but twice in October. Gloucester resident Jennifer Minton won $50000 playing the Virginia Lottery's Safari Quest online game in mid-October. Little did she know that one week later, she'd be winning again - but this time the nearly $1 million jackpot, lottery officials said. Minton told lottery…
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Virginia Woman Wins Lottery Twice in 1 Week: ‘I’m in Disbelief!’
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Virginia woman wins two big lottery prizes in two weeks from same game

Jennifer Minton won a $912936 jackpot from a Virginia Lottery online game just one week after winning $50000 from the same game. Photo courtesy of the Virginia Lottery Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A Virginia woman scored a $912936 jackpot from an online lottery game just one week after winning $50000 from the same game. Jennifer Minton told…
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Virginia woman wins two big lottery prizes in two weeks from same game
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Casino reports $100M in jackpots so far in 2023

BRISTOL, Va. - The Bristol Casino, future home of Hard Rock, has paid out over $100 million in jackpot awards to guests thus far in 2023. Virginia's first casino has reported over $120 million in adjusted gross revenues - wagers minus winnings through the first nine months of 2023, according to the Virginia Lottery which oversees gaming in…
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Virginia Beach gambling: electronic skill games now illegal

Those found operating the machines can face jail time and fines, but those found playing them could also face charges. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach will start enforcing laws that make possessing, operating, or playing "skill games" criminal activity. In 2020, the Virginia General Assembly enacted laws that declared such games to be illegal…
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Virginia Beach gambling: electronic skill games now illegal
Richmond Times

Casino developers push back on critics

As Richmond prepares to vote on a referendum next month whether the city will go forward with a $562 million casino in the city's South Side or not, the casino developers made their case to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Key casino representatives met with The Times-Dispatch editorial board earlier this week to address the project's potential impact…
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Casino developers push back on critics
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Va. Supreme Court reinstates ban on 'skill' slot machines

RICHMOND - The Virginia Supreme Court has reinstated for the time being a ban on so-called "skill games" in Virginia until a trial on their existence is held in December. The order issued Friday reverses an injunction that a lower court had placed against the ban after a Virginia business owner claimed such a block violated his free-speech rights.…
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On schedule: Caesars Virginia casino construction on target

Since breaking ground in August 2022, the Caesars Virginia casino resort project is still expected to be complete in late 2024. The hotel tower is being built, with work underway on the third floor, said Caesars Virginia General Manager Chris Albrecht. "There is also progress on the casino basement including back-of-house areas and the loading…
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On schedule: Caesars Virginia casino construction on target
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Breaking down Richmond’s (second) casino referendum

Outside of the early voting site at Hickory Hill Community Center, a food truck's generator buzzed as a worker hands out food. More buzz came from campaigners promoting support for the casino referendum on the ballot. "Vote jobs and revenue, revenue! Vote jobs and revenue!" sang two women as they directed people toward the polls or the food truck,…
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Breaking down Richmond’s (second) casino referendum
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How to get more crew slots in Starfield

As you make your way across the galaxy in Starfield, your circle of friends (and enemies) will grow. Some of them (the friends) are folks you probably want to take with you on your journey. But you first need to find out how to bring as many as you can on your ship. There are ways to get new crew slots in Starfield, giving you multiple…
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Hampton woman wins jackpot playing Virginia Lottery online

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - A Hampton woman says she decided to play the Virginia Lottery online while eating breakfast one Sunday morning and it wasn't long before she found out she was a jackpot winner! Rachelle VanBuren won $243966 by playing Virginia Lottery's Marvelous Money: Vegas Nights game. "I was astonished!" she told Lottery officials. "I…
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Hampton woman wins jackpot playing Virginia Lottery online
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Urban One, Churchill Downs unveil plans for newly proposed Richmond casino

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - The new proposal for Urban One and Churchill Downs' $562 million resort, casino and entertainment was unveiled on Thursday, Aug. 31, with all new details on what the project would entail. The announcement comes hot off the heels of recent wins for the proposal. Last week, a judge ruled in favor of the City of Richmond's…
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Urban One, Churchill Downs unveil plans for newly proposed Richmond casino
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Alexandria man wins over $1M in Virginia lottery jackpot

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - An Alexandria man said he let out a "quiet scream" after he realized he was the winner of a Virginia lottery prize worth over $1 million. Leslie Williams told Lottery officials that he discovered he was a winner when he went online to check the winning numbers in the Cash 5 with EZ Match drawing from June 18. "Could this really be…
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Alexandria man wins over $1M in Virginia lottery jackpot
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Caesars temporary casino has brought in more than $52 million since it opened in mid-May

DANVILLE, Va. - The City of Danville is once again hitting the jackpot with the Caesar's Virginia site. We're told the temporary casino raked in more than $21 million in the month of July alone. That brings its total revenue to more than $52 million since it opened in mid-May, which means about $4.4 million for the city. In June, city leaders…
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Caesars temporary casino has brought in more than $52 million since it opened in mid-May
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Navy sailor makes lottery history after winning $1.8million in online game

UNITED STATES Navy sailor has won the largest online lottery ever, making history with a $1.8million gain. The online instant game Jackpot Spectacular facilitated Byron Bundoc's win when he decided to play on a whim. On August 10, he had been returning from a volunteer event when he decided to try his luck. Many people pick up lottery tickets at…
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Navy sailor makes lottery history after winning $1.8million in online game
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Virginia Beach man kept tabs on growing lottery jackpot, then nabs historic win

A sailor wound down with an online lottery game - and nabbed the largest instant win in an online game in U.S. history, according to the Virginia Lottery. "It was surreal!" Byron Bundoc told officials. "I called my brother and said, 'You're not going to believe this!'" The Virginia Beach man said he just returned from volunteering and was playing…
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Virginia Beach man kept tabs on growing lottery jackpot, then nabs historic win
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Sailor from Virginia Beach wins $1.8M jackpot in online game

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A U.S. Navy sailor from Virginia Beach recently hit a $1.8 million jackpot. "It was surreal!" said Byron Bundoc. "I called my brother and said, 'You're not going to believe this!'" Bundoc said he'd been watching the jackpot in the game continue to grow, and finally played when he got home from a volunteering event. He…
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Sailor from Virginia Beach wins $1.8M jackpot in online game
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Richmond looking to hit the jackpot on second casino vote

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - A Richmond casino could be in the cards again after the circuit court and the Virginia Lottery approved another chance for residents to vote for a casino in the city this November. A Richmond City Circuit Court judge has signed a court orderallowing the city's top election official to add the citywide referendum for a casino…
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Richmond looking to hit the jackpot on second casino vote
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Judge allows Richmond to hold another casino vote

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - Richmond can have another casino vote this November - two years after voters in the city narrowly rejected a project from one of the developers behind the latest effort. The Virginia Lottery last week approved a preliminary application from the City and RVA Entertainment Holdings - a joint venture of Urban One Inc. and…
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Judge allows Richmond to hold another casino vote
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Virginia land-based gaming market tops $52.2 million in record June

Virginia's land-based casino market reached a new monthly high in June as gaming revenue topped $52.2 million after including a full month for Caesars Virginia. June's total comprised $38.5 million from slot machines and $13.7 million from table games, according to the Virginia Lottery's latest casino gaming activity report. Rivers Casino…
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Loudoun Man Wins $215K From VA Lottery's VIP Ultra Game

LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA - An electrician from Round Hill won $215809 last month when he secured the jackpot in the Virginia Lottery's VIP Ultra game. The winner, Justin Viverette, told lottery officials that he plans to speak to a financial advisor and use his winnings to eliminate any debt. The online VIP Ultra game features a progressive jackpot.…
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Loudoun Man Wins $215K From VA Lottery's VIP Ultra Game
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IWG and Virginia Lottery launch new e-draw game

The Virginia Lottery has expanded its iLottery game portfolio after going live with a new e-draw game developed by Instant Win Gaming (IWG). The newly launched digital-only lotto game merges a classic lotto mechanic with a progressive jackpot prize. The gameplay is a 6/42 draw matrix and participants can purchase up to four tickets for each draw.…
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IWG and Virginia Lottery launch new e-draw game
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IWG and Virginia Lottery introduce 'eDraw' style game

Gaming News 22 May 2023 (PRESS RELEASE) -- Instant Win Gaming (IWG), a supplier of eInstant games to NASPL/WLA-member lotteries, congratulates the Virginia Lottery on the launch of Lotto Virginia, the U.S. lottery industry's first on-demand, digital-only lotto game featuring a progressive jackpot top prize.Lotto Virginia offers a nostalgic lotto…
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IWG, Virginia Lottery Launch eDraw Game Lotto Virginia

Instant Win Gaming (IWG), a top-tier supplier of eInstant games, powering NASPL/WLA-member lotteries with content, has helped the Virginia Lottery introduce a new game. The new title is called Lotto Virginia and is described as the first on-demand, digital-only lottery game with a progressive jackpot in the United States. Lotto Virginia pairs…
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Rivers Casino Portsmouth penalized $275,000 for alleged gaming violations involving underaged individuals

PORTSMOUTH - Rivers Casino Portsmouth agreed to pay $275000 in March after the Virginia Lottery spotted several alleged gaming violations. In January and February, the Virginia Lottery, which regulates casinos throughout the commonwealth, worked with the casino to review alleged violations of the Casino Gaming Law, according to a settlement…
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Rivers Casino Portsmouth penalized $275,000 for alleged gaming violations involving underaged individuals
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Danville Casino announces opening date for temporary casino

The Danville Casino will be located near the permanent Caesars Virginia resort, currently under construction. The permanent resort is set to open in late 2024. DANVILLE, Va. - Caesars Entertainment has officially announced an opening date for a temporary casino in Danville, Virginia. The Danville Casino will be located adjacent to the construction…
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Danville Casino announces opening date for temporary casino
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Lottery approves Danville Caesars casino's license

The Virginia Lottery Board approved the facility operator's license for Danville's $650 million Caesars Virginia casino, which is expected to open in a temporary space on May 15. It's the third casino to receive state approval, following the Hard Rock casino in Bristol and Rivers Casino Portsmouth in Hampton Roads. "For months, the Lottery's Gaming…
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Caesars temporary casino in Danville to open May 15

After the Virginia Lottery Board on Wednesday approved an operating license for Caesars Virginia, the entertainment company announced an opening date for its temporary casino in Danville: May 15. The 40000-square-foot temporary casino will open at 10 a.m. that day, a Monday, and remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, pending the successful…
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Caesars temporary casino in Danville to open May 15
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Youngkin signs bipartisan bill creating new committee on gambling addiction

Much of the discussion surrounding Virginia's push toward state-sanctioned gambling has focused on how much money it might bring in for the state and local governments eager for new tax revenue. But state policymakers are taking a new step this year to try to create a more coordinated approach to gambling addiction, a less publicized downside of…
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Youngkin signs bipartisan bill creating new committee on gambling addiction
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Virginia totaled over $37 million in casino revenue for March 2023

Gaming News 17 April 2023 (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Virginia Lottery released its report on casino gaming activity for the month of March 2023. Gaming activity is from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Temporary Bristol and Rivers Casino Portsmouth.During March, gaming revenues from the two Virginia casinos totaled $37431230.65. Slots accounted for…
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High School English Teacher Wins $358K From Virginia Lottery Game

LEESBURG, VA - It's hard to sleep after winning a Virginia Lottery jackpot. That's what a high school english teacher from Leesburg told lottery officials as she claimed her prize. Lisa Levy won $358057 from the Virginia Lottery's online game "The Lamp." She claimed her oversized check last month. Levy said she was sitting in bed one night when she…
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High School English Teacher Wins $358K From Virginia Lottery Game
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Virginia man misses $145 million jackpot by one number

ANNENDALE, Va. (WRIC) - A Virginia man missed a $145 million jackpot last month by just one number, but still walked away with $1 million - and an idea for his wife's birthday. Man Nguyen purchased the Mega Millions ticket online before the February 28 drawing and matched all five regular numbers on his ticket - but then it came time to draw the…
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Virginia man misses $145 million jackpot by one number
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New details released in WVSP Casino Case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV/ WSAZ) - Colonel Jack Chambers -- making his first public appearance Wednesday as interim superintendent of West Virginia State Police -- became emotional about past experience that's led him to the new job ahead. "Twenty-six years been at every rank," Chambers told reporters Wednesday. The appointment was announced Monday…
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New details released in WVSP Casino Case
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Dumfries Woman Wins $128K From Virginia Lottery

DUMFRIES, VA - A woman from Dumfries won $128085 from the Virginia Lottery in February. Officials said she won the jackpot from the online High Roller game. The winner, Tynisha Daniel, works in cybersecurity. She said she has no immediate plans for her winnings, though she might opt to pay some bills. "I was like, 'Is this real?'" Daniel told…
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Dumfries Woman Wins $128K From Virginia Lottery
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Trooper casino theft video released

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - After weeks of requests by WSAZ NewsChannel 3, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice released a surveillance video Tuesday that investigators say shows a now retired member of the State Police taking an envelope filled with money. WSAZ broke the story in early March, when NewsChannel 3's Curtis Johnson brought an anonymous…
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Boredom leads to man playing the lottery and winning record prize

RICHMOND, Va. (Gray News) - A Virginia man says his boredom helped him cash in on a lottery jackpot. According to the Virginia Lottery, when Jerard Hickman gets bored, he likes to check its website to play some online games. And his day got very exciting last week after finding out he won a $785414 jackpot prize. Lottery officials said Hickman won…
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Boredom leads to man playing the lottery and winning record prize
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Man wins lottery with 2 Powerball tickets in same drawing

Ben Baker bought a total of 10 tickets with two of those tickets ended up matching four of the winning numbers plus the Powerball number. COVINGTON, Va. - Winning the lottery is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but having two winning tickets is likely unheard of. A Virginia man won hundreds of thousands of dollars in the Powerball twice in the same…
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Man wins lottery with 2 Powerball tickets in same drawing
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How to Check the Payout of a Slot Machine Online

You don't need to know anything special or have any special skills to use a slot machine. You must press the "spin" button and wait for the results. This doesn't mean there's nothing you can do to improve your chances of winning your wager at slots. One easy way to improve your chances of winning is to play slot machines with high payout…
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Steps to Launch an Online Bingo Business

The bingo sub-sector of the gambling industry has fierce competition, especially in countries like the US, where a big chunk of the population engages in the activity. There are many bingo halls where players go at swift paces to win rewards. Even though the online bingo market already has a variety of websites offering the activity, savvy…
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Richmond man wins record online Virginia Lottery game jackpot

A Richmond resident has won the largest Virginia Lottery online instant game jackpot ever. Jerard Hickman played the Lucky Golden Multiplier game and won $785414. Hickman is a district manager for a transportation company. He told the lottery he has no immediate plans for his winnings except to pay bills. "It feels fantastically awesome!" he said…
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Richmond man wins record online Virginia Lottery game jackpot
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Richmond man sets record with online Virginia Lottery game winnings

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A Richmond man has won the largest prize ever in a Virginia Lottery online instant game. Jerard Hickman often plays online games through the Lottery's website. Then, one recent Thursday, he played the Lucky Golden Multiplier game, winning the $785414 jackpot. "It feels fantastically awesome!" he told Virginia Lottery…
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Richmond man sets record with online Virginia Lottery game winnings
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‘It feels fantastically awesome!’ Richmond man wins $785,000 jackpot playing online Virginia Lottery game

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - A Richmond man won a jackpot of over $785000 playing an online Virginia Lottery game. Jerard Hickman said he enjoys playing online games on Virginia Lottery's website when he's bored. One day, he was playing the Lucky Golden Multiplier game and won a $785414 jackpot. According to Virginia Lottery, that's the largest prize…
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‘It feels fantastically awesome!’ Richmond man wins $785,000 jackpot playing online Virginia Lottery game
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Boredom led this Richmond man to win record $785,414 Virginia Lottery prize

RICHMOND, Va. - When Jerard Hickman gets bored, he likes to check out the Virginia Lottery's website to play some online games. But his boring day got very exciting after he won a $785414 jackpot prize. Hickman played the Lucky Golden Multiplier game at home one Thursday when he won the prize. The Virginia Lottery said it was the largest jackpot…
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Boredom led this Richmond man to win record $785,414 Virginia Lottery prize
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NeoGames’ new eInstant game breaks Virginia Lottery record

New York-listed lottery and gaming supplier NeoGames has lauded the record-breaking launch of its eInstant game The Lamp with the Virginia Lottery. Just thirty days after its launch, The Lamp holds the record for the most profitable game ever in Virginia Lottery, with total purchases to date exceeding $40m, outperforming the next most popular game…
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Bristol Casino generated nearly $12 million in July

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) - The Bristol Casino run by Hard Rock generated nearly $12 million in its first month off of table games and slots alone, according to a report published by the Virginia Lottery. Southwest Virginia city and county officials said they'll receive a cut of gaming tax revenue, and it could be transformative for the entire region. In…
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Petersburg’s casino plan clears hurdle in Virginia House

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - A bill allowing Petersburg to host a casino resort - and denying Richmond's second bid for one - advanced in the Virginia House of Delegates, days after the proposal gained support in the state Senate. The proposal from Del. Kim Taylor (R-Dinwiddie), similar to one from state Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond), would add…
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Petersburg’s casino plan clears hurdle in Virginia House
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‘It feels unbelieveable’: Henrico woman wins Lottery game jackpot after practicing online on demo mode

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Henrico resident, Susan Disse, often plays Virginia Lottery online games in the demo mode, but this time she decided to give it a shot for real. In demo mode, Disse wasn't playing for money, but her good luck with the practice rounds of the game made her think she could have a shot at winning big. "I'm going to put some…
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Caesars Virginia Invites Job Seekers to Apply for Casino Dealer Training

Caesars Virginia, a multimillion-dollar premier resort casino, opening late 2024 in Danville, VA. is actively seeking enthusiastic individuals for casino dealer training, with instruction on how to deal cards and other casino operations. Caesars is looking to fill hundreds of positions and will provide the opportunity to learn from the best in the…
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Caesars Virginia Invites Job Seekers to Apply for Casino Dealer Training
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Virginia lawmakers introduce legislation to create new committee on problem gambling

Virginia lawmakers are pushing to create a new state committee on gaming addiction to tackle a feared rise in problem gambling, as wagering becomes more easily available and state and local governments chase extra tax dollars from lottery, casinos, sports betting, horse racing and slots parlors. A bipartisan pair of state lawmakers have introduced…
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Virginia to establish a new state committee on problem gambling

Virginia Senator Bryce Reeves and Delegate Paul Krizek are prioritising gambling issues in a newly proposed bill As gambling becomes more accessible in the US, and the state competes for additional tax revenue from the lottery, casinos, sportsbooks, horse racing, and slot machines, Virginia legislators are pushing to establish a new state committee…
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Virginia to establish a new state committee on problem gambling
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Virginia lawmakers push for problem gambling treatment committee

Two cross-party legislators in Virginia have united to introduce legislation to form a Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Advisory Committee. Sen. Bryce Reeves and Del. Paul Krizek introduced a bill to form the committee which would aim to reduce the adverse effects of problem gambling. Reporting to the Department of Behavioral Health and…
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Virginia lawmakers push for problem gambling treatment committee
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Virginia Lawmakers Want to Create New State Committee on Gambling Addiction

RICHMOND - It's gotten a lot easier to gamble in Virginia as the state and local governments chase extra tax dollars from the lottery, casinos, sports betting, horse racing and slots parlors. But that change has come at a cost for Virginians who struggle with impulse control or have a full-blown gambling addiction, according to a bipartisan pair of…
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Virginia Lawmakers Want to Create New State Committee on Gambling Addiction
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Virginia lawmakers want to create new state committee on gambling addiction

It's gotten a lot easier to gamble in Virginia as the state and local governments chase extra tax dollars from the lottery, casinos, sports betting, horse racing and slots parlors. But that change has come at a cost for Virginians who struggle with impulse control or have a full-blown gambling addiction, according to a bipartisan pair of state…
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Virginia lawmakers want to create new state committee on gambling addiction
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Caesars reps tight-lipped as temporary casino going up in Danville

While construction on Caesars Virginia's temporary casino continues at the former Dan River Inc. site in Schoolfield, company representatives are not answering questions about the facility. "I appreciate your list of inquiries, however I'm unable to provide comment at this time," Robert Jarrett told the Danville Register & Bee on Nov. 25. Jarrett…
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Caesars reps tight-lipped as temporary casino going up in Danville
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Study: Gray machines pose risks, but has millions in revenue potential

A 2022 Virginia gambling regulation study emphasized multiple concerns about "gray machines" but estimated - if properly regulated - they could generate substantial annual tax revenue. Issued in October by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, the study recommends the Virginia Lottery oversee all types of gaming in the state. The…
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Study: Gray machines pose risks, but has millions in revenue potential
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Hard Rock International breaks ground on permanent casino in Bristol

BRISTOL, Va. (WDBJ) - The company that opened the first full-service casino in Virginia last summer, says "it's time to rock" on its permanent home. Wednesday afternoon, Hard Rock International broke ground on a $500 million project that will bring a new hotel, casino and entertainment venue to the city. The temporary casino that opened in July has…
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Hard Rock International breaks ground on permanent casino in Bristol
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Hard Rock Breaks Ground On Casino In Bristol, Virginia

Hard Rock International celebrated the groundbreaking of its Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Bristol, Virginia, on Wednesday afternoon. The location is expected to open in the spring of 2024. Hard Rock Bristol is currently operating out of a temporary location. "This is an exciting day for Bristol," Allie Evangelista, president of Hard Rock Hotel &…
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Hard Rock Breaks Ground On Casino In Bristol, Virginia
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NeoPollard Interactive Congratulates the Virginia Lottery for Its "Lottery Operator of the Year" Award From EGR

NeoPollard Interactive LLC ("NeoPollard Interactive" or "NPi"), jointly owned by Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) and NeoGames S.A. (Nasdaq: NGMS), commends the Virginia Lottery for being selected as "Lottery Operator of the Year" at the eGaming Review (EGR) Operator Awards held on October 27, 2022 at the JW Marriot Grosvenor House in London,…
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Virginia woman screamed ‘like a lunatic’ after winning online lottery game jackpot

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WRIC) - To say this Virginia resident was surprised when she found out she had won the jackpot playing a lottery game online, would be an understatement. "I was screaming like a lunatic!" Sandra McGuckin told Lottery officials. "My son and husband came running into the room!" McGuckin said she likes to play online games in the…
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Bristol Casino revenues on pace to exceed projections

September revenues from the Bristol Casino rose slightly compared to August, totaling more than $14.3 million, the Virginia Lottery reported Friday. For September the Bristol Casino, future home of Hard Rock, generated $14305177 in adjusted gross revenues from slots and table games. That breaks down to $11.32 million from its 870 slot machines - a…
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Virginia Lottery Board approves Rivers Casino Portsmouth's operator license

The Virginia Lottery Board has unanimously approved Rivers Casino Portsmouth's operator license. It is the second one issued in the state, as the first one was awarded in April to Bristol's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, which opened as a temporary property in July. The $300 million project is slated to become fully operational by early 2023. The…
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Virginia Lottery Board approves Rivers Casino Portsmouth's operator license
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Bristol Casino October revenues hold steady

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) - The Bristol Hard Rock Casino is settling into a fairly steady monthly revenue stream, with October's overall "adjusted gross revenue" (AGR) down just over 1% from September's take. The month's report means gamblers have most likely wagered more than $500 million since the casino opened in early July, given average payout…
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Bristol Casino October revenues hold steady
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Powhatan woman wins $424,300 in Virginia Lottery online game

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - A Powhatan woman won big recently after playing the Virginia Lottery's online Monopoly jackpot game Barbara Hurst was playing Virginia Lottery games online with her daughter on a Sunday when she noticed that the Monopoly Progressive Jackpots game had an unusually high jackpot. It was playing this game that Hurst won the…
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Powhatan woman wins $424,300 in Virginia Lottery online game
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Virginia’s first full-service casino opens in Bristol

BRISTOL, Va. (WDBJ) - Friday was a big day in Bristol, Virginia as the state's first full-service casino opened for business. The line of customers wrapped around the building when the doors opened about 90 minutes earlier than advertised. "We had to come and save my sister from spending all her money," joked Christiansburg resident Cheryl Hubbard.…
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$1M Powerball Ticket Sold In NoVA, Jackpot Climbs To $1.5B For Nov. 5

VIRGINIA - While nobody snagged the Powerball $1.2 billion jackpot Wednesday night, one ticket was sold in Northern Virginia for the drawing that is worth $1 million. The Powerball jackpot has swelled to a staggering $1.5 billion for the Saturday, Nov. 5, drawing after no one matched the winning numbers Wednesday. Players in Virginia need to pick…
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$1M Powerball Ticket Sold In NoVA, Jackpot Climbs To $1.5B For Nov. 5
Augusta Free Press

How to buy a ticket for Wednesday’s $1.2 billion Powerball jackpot

No one matched all six numbers to win the Powerball jackpot on Halloween growing the jackpot to an estimated $1.2 billion. The next drawing is Wednesday night at 10:59 p.m. While no one won the jackpot Monday, there were more than 146000 winning tickets in Virginia, including one ticket that one $150000, and two tickets that won $50000 each. The…
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146k-plus Virginia Powerball tickets win prizes as jackpot grows

RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ/VA Lottery Release) - More than 146000 Powerball tickets bought in Virginia for the October 31 drawing won prizes, though no one got the $1B jackpot, meaning the grand prize is now $1.2 billion. A ticket winning $150000 in Monday's drawing was bought at a 7-Eleven store at 120 North George Washington Highway in Chesapeake. Two…
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146k-plus Virginia Powerball tickets win prizes as jackpot grows
Augusta Free Press

Powerball jackpot grows to $800M; two Virginians win $100k in Wednesday drawing

There hasn't been a Powerball jackpot winner yet, and excitement is growing, as the Saturday night drawing is estimated at $800 million. While there hasn't been a jackpot winner, Virginia did see two people win $100000 each in the Wednesday, Oct. 26, drawing. The $100k winners matched four for the first five winning numbers plus the Powerball…
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‘I was screaming like a lunatic!’: VB woman wins jackpot playing Virginia Lottery

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A woman from Virginia Beach won the jackpot while playing one of Virginia Lottery's online games. Sandra McGuckin told lottery officials she likes to play online games at night to relax. Her nighttime routine was anything but quiet after she found out she won the jackpot in Virginia Lottery's Prospector's Gold game. The…
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‘I was screaming like a lunatic!’: VB woman wins jackpot playing Virginia Lottery
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Powerball Ticket In Falls Church Wins $50,000, Jackpot Climbs To $700M

FALLS CHURCH, VA - No one has won the Powerball jackpot, which has now grown to $700 million for Wednesday's drawing. However, a Falls Church resident won $50000, the largest prize in Virginia for the weekend drawing. The ticket bought online in Falls Church won $50000 by matching four of the first five numbers and the Powerball number in…
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“I was screaming like a lunatic!” VB woman wins jackpot playing Virginia Lottery

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A woman from Virginia Beach won the jackpot while playing one of Virginia Lottery's online games. Sandra McGuckin told Lottery officials she likes to play online games at night to relax. Her nighttime routine was anything but quiet after she found out she won the jackpot in Virginia Lottery's Prospector's Gold game. The…
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“I was screaming like a lunatic!” VB woman wins jackpot playing Virginia Lottery
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Amid gambling boom, just four Virginia regulators oversee entire horse racing industry

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - Virginians have embraced gambling to the tune of over $10 billion a year - but a new report found that key regulators are critically understaffed and unprepared to tackle the booming industry. For most people, gambling evokes images of glitzy casinos and gas station scratch-offs, but in Virginia, the biggest driver of revenue…
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Amid gambling boom, just four Virginia regulators oversee entire horse racing industry