Can I remain anonymous if I win the lottery in Virginia?
Yes, depending on the amount! A new law in Virginia allows winners of prizes greater than $10 million to remain anonymous unless the winner agrees in writing for the lottery to release their name and hometown. The prize amount and the store where the ticket was purchased will, however, be public record. For prizes of $10 million and less, winners will also remain public record.
How much will I pay in taxes if I win the Virginia lottery?
By law, Virginia withholds 24% in Federal taxes and 4% in state taxes from all lottery winnings greater than $5,000.
Can I buy a VA Lottery ticket online?
Virginia Lottery offers online subscriptions to play Mega Millions, Powerball, and Cash4Life.
About the Virginia Lottery
The Virginia Lottery was started in 1987 when Virginia voters passed a state lottery. The first ticket was sold on September 20, 1988. It is funded entirely by sales rather than tax dollars and generates approximately $1.6 million per day for Virginia's youth education. In total, the Virginia Lottery has generated nearly $10 billion in profits for the state’s K-12 public education since 1999.
To learn more about the Virginia Lottery please visit the official website.
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