Virginia Lottery Mobile Cashing: Players Can Now Cash Winning Tickets Directly Into Online Lottery Account

March 20, 2023 | Lottery News

RICHMOND, Virginia (March 9, 2023) — An exciting new feature has been introduced for Virginia Lottery players: Mobile cashing.

Players with a physical scratcher or draw game ticket purchased at their favourite Virginia Lottery retailer can now scan it with their mobile app and add winnings up to $5,000 directly to their online Lottery account.

“We are pleased to introduce this innovative option to our players,” said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kelly T. Gee. “We always have an eye on creating great customer experiences, so offering this convenient way for consumers to do business with us when and how they want demonstrates that commitment.”

Since launching mobile cashing on February 7, more than 16,000 Virginia Lottery players have cashed more than 72,000 tickets totalling nearly $1.2 million using the new feature. Once a player has added winnings to their digital wallet, they can choose to use those funds to play any number of games the Virginia Lottery offers through the app or online, including a wide selection of instant games, Powerball, Mega Millions, Cash4Life, Pick 3, Pick 4 and Cash 5 with EZ Match.

Also added is the option for players to create a digital voucher with a barcode that can be scanned directly from their phone at any Virginia Lottery retailer to withdraw winnings from their account. Vouchers can be any amount from $1 up to $250, and players can create up to five per day. This offers a convenient option for our customers while giving retailers the opportunity to earn commissions on each voucher cashed. Players also can continue to use previously-available withdrawal methods such as ACH – Bank Transfer, Online Banking, VISA Debit, or PayPal.

For any prizes over $5,000, players still need to visit a customer service centre or submit their claim by mail.

About the Virginia Lottery:
The Virginia Lottery began offering games online on July 1, 2020, the first day legally allowed. Players must be 18 or older and located physically within the borders of Virginia.

All Virginia Lottery profits go to K-12 public education in Virginia. In Fiscal Year 2022, the Lottery raised more than $779 million in profits, making up approximately 10 per cent of Virginia’s total K-12 school budget. For a complete list of Lottery funds distributed to Virginia school districts, visit the Virginia Lottery’s Giving Back page. For general information or to play games online, visit the Virginia Lottery’s website or download the Lottery’s app. Connect with the Lottery on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube.

With all gaming, please Play Responsibly.

SOURCE: Virginia Lottery.

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