West Virginia Lottery Games
|Game||Prize Type||Numbers||Sale Closes|
|Daily 3||Top Prize||3 from 0-9||6:49 p.m.|
|Daily 4||Top Prize||4 from 0-9||6:49 p.m.|
|Cash 25||Top Prize||6 from 1-25||6:49 p.m.|
|Powerball||Jackpot||5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-26||9:59 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||Jackpot||5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-25||9:59 p.m.|
|Lotto America||Jackpot||5 from 1-52 + 1 from 1-10||9:59 p.m.|
|Daily 3||6:59 p.m.||6:59 p.m.||6:59 p.m.||6:59 p.m.||6:59 p.m.||6:59 p.m.|
|Daily 4||6:59 p.m.||6:59 p.m.||6:59 p.m.||6:59 p.m.||6:59 p.m.||6:59 p.m.|
|Cash 25||6:59 p.m.||6:59 p.m.||6:59 p.m.||6:59 p.m.|
|Powerball||11:00 p.m.||11:00 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||10:59 p.m.||10:59 p.m.|
|Lotto America||10:30 p.m.||10:30 p.m.|
*All times are displayed in West Virginia local time.
Draws & Game Updates
All games will continue as normal but the Minimum jackpot (starting jackpots) for West Virginia Powerball and Mega Millions have been removed.
The number of consecutive draws each West Virginia State Lottery games allows you to play:
|Daily 3||up to 24|
|Daily 4||up to 24|
|Cash 25||up to 24|
|Powerball||up to 24|
|Mega Millions||up to 24|
|Lotto America||up to 24|
West Virginia Lottery Federal, and state tax withholdings on winnings for U.S. citizens or residents.
|Over $5,000||State Tax||6.5%|
|Over $5,000||Federal Tax||24.0%|
If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or is not a US resident, West Virginia Lottery tax withholdings on winnings are as such:
|Over $5,000||State Tax||6.5%|
|Over $5,000||Federal Tax||30.0%|
About the West Virginia Lottery
The West Virginia State Lottery first started in the mid-80s, amidst a wave of new US lotteries. It was approved by a voter referendum in 1984, with a broad 67% support. The bill was signed off by the governor the following year.
WV is one of the states with the smallest percentage of revenue returned to winners. West Virginia Lottery winners get a measly 15% of revenues in prizes. The rest of the money goes towards a series of state social, educational, and welfare programs.
To date, this lottery has generated more than 10 billion dollars in revenue for the state’s coffers. These funds go towards education (more than $3.4 billion since 1986), senior citizen programs ($1.3 billion), and tourism ($1.1 billion).
The WVSL is a charter member of the MUSL (Multi-State Lottery Association). It participates in several multi-jurisdictional operations like the West Virginia Lottery Mega Millions and Powerball draws. However, there’s currently no West Virginia Lottery Lucky for Life game.
West Virginia Lottery FAQ
The largest jackpot ever paid out by the WVSL was a $315 million West Virginia Lottery Powerball prize. It was won on Christmas Day, in 2002, by Jack Whittaker.
It was the largest jackpot on record in any US lotto ever, at the time. Whittaker would go on to take the cash option rather than the annuity, though. In the end, he walked away with a cool $170.5 million.
The results of the West Virginia Lottery draws are carried by several local stations and newspapers. You can watch the West Virginia Lottery results on WSAZ News Channel 3. In addition, video feeds of the draws are streamed on the official WVSL website.
While the WV lotto has its own YouTube channel, curiously, you won’t find the winning numbers there. You’ll have to visit the website to catch the draws, but you can also use the West Virginia Lottery ticket scanner on the website to check your numbers.
The odds of winning a prize in the WVSL depend on the game you play. The Daily 3 game has odds ranging from 1 in 167 to 1 in 1,000 (for the top prize). With the Daily 4, your odds range from 1 in 416 to 1 in 10,000. The Cash 25 game has odds of 1 in 9 to win any prize. The top prize, though, has odds of 1 in 177,100.
With Lotto America, the grand prize has odds to win of 1 in 25,989,600. Powerball odds range from 1 in 39 to 1 in 292,201,338. Finally, Mega Millions odds are the longest of the bunch. The jackpot has odds of 1 in 302,575,350.
To participate in the draws, all you need is a ticket! Like most state lotteries, the WVSL doesn’t sell tickets online or via phone. You need to visit one of the many participating local retailers in the state. Choose your favorite game, purchase a ticket, and wait for the draw!
West Virginia Lottery numbers for different games are drawn at different times and on different days of the week. Daily 3 and Daily 4 drawings take place every day except Sunday, at 6:59 PM. Cash 25 drawings are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, also at 6:59 PM.
Lotto America drawings are Wednesdays and Thursdays, at 10:30 PM. Powerball drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays, at 11 PM, and Mega Millions drawings are every Tuesday and Friday, at 10:59 PM.
West Virginia Lottery Second Chance promotions are seasonal, or sometimes introduced for special marketing campaigns. During these promotions, eligible non-winning tickets from select West Virginia Lottery scratch games get a second chance to win.
You’ll have to input your West Virginia Lottery codes into the site to register for the second chance drawings. You can also use the West Virginia Lottery app for this process.
If you’ve won a prize, you need to visit a retailer, for winnings under $600. For winnings above $600, you need to visit a claims center. A list of the claims center locations is available at the top of this page.
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