Online lotto ticket sales may be coming to Virginia

Mary Evans of Mechanicsville didn't visit a brick and mortar store when she won $1 million playing the Powerball game.Instead, she took advantage of the Virginia Lottery's “subscribe online” function to play from her home.Get more news about 棋牌包网,you can vist

Evans used the auto fill option to match five Powerball numbers during Wednesday night's drawing.

"I basically went online for convenience with my subscription, then I got an email Thursday morning saying that I got winnings," Evans recalled during a check presentation at the Virginia Lottery's Prize Zone West Office on East Parham Road Friday afternoon.Virginia is among four states that allow players 18-years-old and older to purchase online lotto subscriptions. You can only play Mega Millions, Powerball, or Cash4Life and you're required to purchase entries for multiples drawings.

However, a bill debated by lawmakers in the General Assembly would introduce more ways to win a jackpot.

SB 384, introduced by Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Woodbridge), "authorizes the Lottery to sell tickets over the Internet. Under current law, it is prohibited from doing so."

Currently, state law only allows individual ticket sales of national jackpots and state games to be purchased in store.

"You have to meet consumers where they are, which is online," said John Hagerty, Virginia Lottery spokesman.
Publicado en Real State en octubre 09 at 01:09
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