These are the Friday, October 18, 2019 winning numbers for Cash 25. To stay up to date with the latest lottery information, download our mobile app.
Can I remain anonymous if I win the lottery in West Virginia?
Yes. A recent bill allows winners of draw game prizes equal to or exceeding $1 million to keep their name, contact information, and likeness anonymous. Anonymity must be requested on the West Virginia Lottery website, and any individual who chooses to remain anonymous will pay 5% of their prize money to the State Lottery Fund.
How much is the WV Lottery today?
You can find the latest WV Lottery jackpot amounts for all of your favorite games here on the Lottery.com West Virginia Lottery Jackpots page.
How much will I pay in taxes if I win the WV Lottery?
Prizes greater than $5,000 are subject to state tax withholdings of 6.5% and federal tax withholdings of 24%.
How long does it take to receive WV Lottery winnings?
Prizes up to $600 can be claimed instantly at an authorized retailer. Larger prizes, such as jackpots, must be claimed at Lottery Headquarters and will take longer to process and claim.
Can I buy a WV Lottery ticket online?
At this time, tickets must be purchased at an authorized retailer.
The WV Lottery was started in 1985 when the West Virginia Legislature passed the Lottery Act. West Virginia’s first instant tickets were sold on January 9, 1986, and more than 1.5 million tickets were sold on the first day alone. By the end of the fiscal year, the WV Lottery had more than $53 million in sales and provided $20 million of those dollars to the state’s General Revenue Fund.
Today, the West Virginia Lottery generates annual sales of more than $1.1 billion, more than $520 million a year of which directly assists the people of West Virginia. Since its inception, the Lottery has generated more than $9 billion for things like public education, state parks, senior services, and the state’s tourism industry.
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