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W. Va. Holiday Collect and Win Promotion

Nov. 14, 2013 – For the next month, West Virginia Lottery players can join in on a special promotion that will give away more than $100,000 in cash and shopping gift cards, perfect prizes to win just before the holidays. The contest has already begun, but don’t worry – there are five drawings, and players still have two days to enter into the first one. To join in the contest, players must first purchase tickets for Daily 3, Daily 4, Cash 25, or Travel Keno.  A 19-digit code will be printed on each ticket, which players can enter on the Holiday Collect and Win website. The Lottery has also developed a mobile app for iOS and Android, which will allow players to scan the barcode printed on their tickets to enter. Once players have entered their codes or scanned their ticket, they’ll receive one of six holiday symbols to play on a “digital game card”.  To qualify for an entry into one of the drawings, players must collect all six symbols on one of their digital game cards. Holiday symbols are randomly generated once a ticket code is entered, so it may take a few tries to collect all six.  Once a game card has all six symbols, players can enter into a drawing. In each of the first four drawings, there will be one winner of a $3,000 cash prize, three $1,000 winners, and 20 winners who will receive $500 SuperCertificate Gift Cards from GiftCards.com.  SuperCertificates never expire, and can be redeemed for gift cards to hundreds of stores. In the fifth and final drawing, which will be held Dec. 16, one lucky winner will win an incredible holiday present: $25,000!  Then, just like the other four drawings, one winner will win $3,000, three $1,000 prizes will be awarded, and 20 $500 SuperCertificates will be given away. The first drawing will be held this coming Monday.  The entry period closes this Saturday, Nov. 16, so players should hurry out to get Daily 3,...

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Ultimate Tailgate Party Powerball Promotion

Nov. 8, 2013 – How’d you like to meet a professional football legend?  How about 100 of them?  That’s just the opportunity Powerball players can have if they enter into the Ultimate Tailgate Party promotion in any of 18 participating states. Two hundred contest winners will get a football fan’s dream vacation – a 5-day-long trip to Cleveland, Ohio to celebrate the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary with 100 Hall of Famers at the 2014 Fan Festival. The Fan Festival, which will run May 3 and 4 at the I-X Center in Cleveland, is the first-ever celebration of the fans behind Pro Football and the Hall of Fame, and pro football greats are excited to recognize the fans who supported them as players. Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw said in an I-X Center press release “I realize more than ever how much I owe to the fans… this Fan Fest is a great chance to say thanks to the Hall of Fame fans of the game.” The Fan Festival will feature Hall of Famers discussing next season’s draft, giving commentary through a sports movie film festival, signing autographs and even holding a football clinic on a 100-yard field in the I-X Center. While the Fan Festival will be open to anyone who buys a ticket (ticket sales begin in December), Powerball contest winners will be treated to the Ultimate Tailgate Party the evening before the Fan Festival kicks off.  What’s any pro football event without a great tailgate, right? The 200 winners of the Powerball contest and their lucky guests will get to sit down to dinner with one of the 100 Hall of Famers present.  After dinner, winners will team up with a different Hall of Famer to compete in a tournament of several different games. Each winner will receive round-trip airfare for themselves and three guests.  Once in Cleveland, participating lotteries will also provide them with two hotel rooms, meals and transportation. Along with admission to the Ultimate Tailgate Party...

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See Haunted Hollows with the West Virginia Lottery

Get ready for Halloween with the West Virginia Lottery when you play the new $2 Haunted Hollow scratch-off. The new $2 Haunted Hollows scratch-off gives you a chance to win up to $13,000 instantly. To play, scratch to reveal YOUR NUMBERS and the HAUNTED NUMBERS. If any of YOUR NUMBERS match either of the HAUNTED NUMBERS, you win the prize shown for that number. If you reveal a “Ghost” symbol you win triple the prize shown. The chances of winning any prize ranging from $2 to $13,000 are 1 in 4. The West Virginia Lottery benefits education for students all over West Virginia. Since it began in 1986, the West virginia Lottery has transferred over $2.5 billion to help fund public education, the PROMISE scholarships, and provide computers for schools. When you play the West Virginia Lottery education wins.  Get ready for a Happy Halloween with the West Virginia Lottery. For more information on the West Virginia Lottery and their current games, check out their...

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Be a Monopoly Millionaire with the West Virginia Lottery

Play Monopoly with the West Virginia Lottery and you could enter the Monopoly Millionaire second chance drawing. The $10 Monopoly Millionaire scratch-off from the West Virginia Lottery let’s you play like the classic board game for a chance at winning real money. To play, match any of the WINNING NUMBERS with any of YOUR NUMBERS and win the prize for that number. If you reveal a “Money Bag” symbol you win that prize instantly. If you reveal a “GO” symbol you win $25 instantly. The overall chances of winning any prize are 1 in 2.61. The top prize for this scratch-off is $100,000. If your $10 Monopoly Millionaire scratch-off reveals an “Entry” symbol, you can enter for a chance to win $1 million.  Any “Entry” ticket can be entered into the West Virginia Lottery Live Like a Millionaire second chance for a chance to be one of three winners. To enter, fill in your information on the spaces provided on the back of your eligible ticket and send it by Dec. 30 to: MONOPOLY™ MILLIONAIRE P.O. Box 5429 Charleston, WV 25361-0429 Three winners will be selected during the drawing on Jan. 2, 2014. These winners will help celebrate the West Virginia Lottery’s 28th anniversary on Jan. 9, 2014 and determine who will be the next millionaire. Each winner will either receive a prize of $10,000, $100,000, or $1 million. So play monopoly for real money with the West Virginia Lottery and you could be entered  to win $1 million from the West Virginia Lottery to celebrate their 28th anniversary. For more information on promotions form the West Virginia Lottery, check out their...

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Lottery Terminal Upgrade Crisis Averted

August 2, 2013 – John Musgrave, director of the West Virginia Lottery, announced Thursday that the Lottery Commission had come to an agreement with Scientific Games International that will allow the Lottery to avoid a costly upgrade of its central computer system. The central computer system controls all of the video lottery terminals in the state, about 16,000 according to an estimate in The Republic, and has been in place since 2006. Scientific Games said last fall they would be replacing the system at the end of 2015, but was met with strong objections from retailers, who would have to upgrade or replace their systems as well. Retailers said the upgrades could cost as much as $3,000 per machine, and new machines could cost up to $30,000. In 2011, the Lottery collected almost $70 million from retailers for 10-year licenses to operate the video terminals, adding to their concerns about costs of a system overhaul only two years later. “This agreement will maximize the lifespan of our system and ultimately save both the state and Limited Video Lottery operators and retailers from the very costly process of making a system change at an earlier date,” Musgrave...

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West Virginia Profits Exceed Expectations

July 25, 2013 – In a meeting with the West Virginia Lottery Commission Thursday, Lottery director John Musgrave announced that sales had surpassed the Commission’s own expectations by 16 percent, reaching $1.33 billion in the fiscal year ended June 30. That 16 percent amounted to almost $80 million more than the estimated sales numbers at the beginning of the fiscal year, which had planned for losses to competition in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Ohio, Musgrave said. Ohio was the largest concern for the West Virginia lottery after several new casino openings, but the gaming centers got off to a slow start. While that helped the Lottery significantly this year, Musgrave told the Commission they should expect the competition to take more of a toll in the future. If they do surpass their revenue estimates, the margin will be “much less, if at all,” Musgrave said.  “We’re glad to provide [a surplus] this year and help the state and the programs we contribute to.” More casinos are set to open in Ohio in the next few months, further challenging the gaming centers and traditional Lottery in West Virginia. The largest revenue generators for West Virginia’s Lottery were racinos and video lottery terminals in other locations, collectively pulling in about $1.05 billion in sales....

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