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West Virginia Lottery General Information

The West Virginia Lottery plays three state drawn game - Daily 3, Daily 4, and Cash 25. Plus, three multiple-state games - Powerball, Mega Millions, and Hot Lotto. Compared to other states, the West Virginia offers fairlly high variety of lottery games.

Drawings for Texas lotteries are performed using a set of mechanical ball machines with a state-of-the-art facility and security. You can watch drawings on TV stations that broadcast the nightly live lottery drawings.

This page is a quick reference, or a summary of the most relevant information contained in the West Virginia Lottery web site. Links to details are provided for more pertinent information.

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West Virginia Lotteries Drawing Days and Times

The following table lists the drawing schedule of all West Virginia lottery games. Drawing times are local and approximate.

GameDraw DaysDraw Time
Daily 3Everyday7 p.m
Daily 4Everyday7 p.m
Cash 25Monday, Tuesday,Thursday, & Friday7 p.m
PowerballWednesday and Saturday11 p.m.
Mega MillionsTuesday and Friday11 p.m
Hot LottoWednesday and Saturday11 p.m.


West Virginia Lottery Games - Types, Top Prizes, Odds

The following is a compact summary of each West Virginia lottery game. It includes a brief description of how to play a game, the top prizes/jackpots, and the odds of winning the top prize. You can click on a game name for detailed information.

GameHow to PlayTop PrizeTop Prize Odds
Daily 3Select 3-digits 000 to 999$5001 in 1,000

Daily 4Select 4-digits 0000 to 9999

$5,0001 in 10,000
Cash 25Select 6 numbers, 1 through 25

$25,0001 in 177,100
PowerballSelect 5 numbers, 1 through 59
+ 1 Powerball number, 1 through 35
$40,000,000 +
Rollover, Pari-mutuel
1 in 175,223,510
Mega MillionsSelect 5 numbers, 1 through 56
+ 1 Megaball number, 1 through 46
$12,000,000+
Rollover, Pari-mutuel
1 in 175,711,536
Hot LottoSelect 5 numbers, 1 through 39
+ 1 Hot Ball number, 1 through 19
$1,000,000+
Rollover, Pari-mutuel
1 in 10,939,383

Top prizes listed with "rollover" are the starting amount. The Jackpot prizes will grow after every draw until someone wins. Pari-mutuel prize structure means players' winnings are determined by dividing the prize pool allocated for that winning category by the number of winners.

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West Virginia Lottery General Rules and Regulations

The following are the most prominent rules and regulations that the player should be aware of before playing the West Virginia lottery games.

  • West Virginia Lottery players must be 18 years of age or older. Minors may receive tickets as gifts.
  • Tickets may not be sold by mail, over the phone, or Internet due to federal interstate commerce laws. Tickets must be purchased at an authorized West Virginia Lottery retailer location.
  • The West Virginia Lottery is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Protect yourself by signing the back of your tickets, and include your address and social security number. Lottery tickets are bearer instruments. Unless signed, anyone in possession of the ticket can file a claim.
  • For more information please see the West Virginia Lottery FAQ page.


Claiming Prizes of the West Virginia Lottery

Here are the steps you have to follow if you are a lucky winner of any West Virginia lottery,

  • Winning tickets must be claimed within 180 days of the winning draw date on the ticket. Unclaimed prize money is returned to the prize fund for second chance drawings
  • You can claim any prize in person or by mail.
  • Prizes of $600 or less may be claimed at any West Virginia Lottery retailer with a lottery terminal.
  • Prizes over $600 may be claimed at Lottery Headquarters in Charleston, at the Lottery's regional office in Weirton, or by mail.
  • If mailing, be sure to sign the back of your ticket, include a copy of your driver’s license or a photo ID, an official document with your social security number (utility bills contain the information), a return address, and phone number. Mail to:
    West Virginia Lottery/Claims
    PO BOX 2913
    Charleston,WV 25330.
    
  • The Lottery must withhold federal and state taxes from each prize over $5,000. The Lottery withholds 25% for federal taxes and 6.5% for WV State taxes. State taxes are not withheld from out-of-state winners’ checks.
  • For further information, please see the West Virginia lottery Claim page. and the West Virginia Lottery FAQ page.

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Where do the West Virginia Lottery profits go?

Over 50% of all West Virginia Lottery instant and online ticket sales have been returned to players in prizes. State law requires that at least 45% of total revenue be paid in prizes. Retailers who sell tickets receive 7% of sales. Not more than 15% of the Lottery’s total revenue may be spent on operating costs. The remainder is profits transferred to the State Lottery Fund for appropriation by the Legislature to Education, Senior Citizen and Tourism programs.

More information can be found here, and also at the West Virginia Lottery FAQ page.



Information on Each West Virginia Lottery Game

Further information on each West Virginia lottery lottery game such as how to play, how to win, prizes, etc., is available on this site at the following pages.


Disclaimer

US-Lotteries.com is not in any way affiliated with the West Virginia Lottery. The information listed here is just a summary of important facts extracted from West Virginia Lottery web site. The main purpose of US-Lotteries.com is to present statistics and analysis of winning numbers, plus, online tools and calculators such as wheels and combinations generators. Click below to see the contents of the tools available for each game.

Daily 3     Daily 4     Cash 25     Mega Millions     Powerball     Hot Lotto

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West Virginia lottery Games Data and Analysis Menu
Daily 3
- Daily 3 Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Boxes(Combos)
- Triples
- Digits Analysis
- Straights Analysis
- Boxes Analysis
- Pairs
- Sums
- Combinations Generator
- Game Info
Daily 4
- Daily 4 Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Boxes(Combos)
- Quadruplets
- Digits Analysis
- Straights Analysis
- Boxes Analysis
- Pairs
- Sums
- Combinations Generator
- Game Info
Cash 25
- Cash 25 Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Triads Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info
Mega Millions
- Mega Millions Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Number-Ball Pair Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info
Powerball
- Powerball Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Number-Ball Pair Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info
Hot Lotto
- Hot Lotto Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Number-Ball Pair Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info

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