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You'll soon be able to play the lottery on your phone

Posted at 8:35 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 20:35:52-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Virginia Lottery is coming to your phone.

Beginning July 1, Virginia will become the seventh state to offer online lottery games.

“We feel it’s important to continue to meet Virginia consumers where they already are, and where they expect to find us: online,"
Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall said.

When a new state law goes into effect July 1, players will be able to access Mega Millions, Powerball, Cash4Life, and new instant-win game on their phone, tablet, or computer.

"Instant-win games are an on-line version of scratcher games, but with exciting digital game features, mechanics and bonus rounds that paper tickets cannot provide players," a Virginia Lottery spokesperson said. "New instant-win games will be added every few weeks, and popular daily draw games such as Pick 3, pick 4, a d Cash 5 will be added within the first year."

The lottery games will remain available at gas stations, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

Players still must be 18 years old or older to play the lottery online and in stores.