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We've Got Winners Washington

Ms. Washington purchased a Win for Life ticket for the November 30, 2013 drawing. That ticket won her the top prize of $1,000 a week for the rest of her life.

Mr. Rahman

Imagine receiving $1,000 per week for the rest of your life. Ahmed Rahman of Virginia Beach doesn’t need to imagine - it happened. 

Win for Life has retired!

Beginning September 14, 2014, there will be a whole new – Virginia-only! – game in town. It’s called $1,000,000 Money Ball. And, you guessed it: You could win a million dollars! You’ll choose 5 numbers from 1 through 35. If you match all 5 numbers you’ll win $100,000, but there’s an exciting twist that could turn that prize into a million dollars. To get in on the action, be sure to check it out at your local retailer. To make room for this Virginia-only game, we retired our Win for Life game. The last drawing for Win for Life was September 13, 2014.


Win for Life

How does receiving $1,000 a week for the rest of your life sound? It could happen if you play Win for Life, the Virginia Lottery game that gets you paid…for the rest of your life!

And now, top-prize winners can select a one-time cash option of $1 million!

game play

  • Choose your own numbers on a playslip. Pick six separate numbers from 1 through 42. 
  • Or use Easy Pick and let the computer select your numbers. 
  • Draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 11:00 p.m. 
  • Each ticket costs $1.


Match all six numbers drawn, and you win $1,000 a week for life! But that's not all - check out the chart below for all EIGHT ways to win a prize in Win for Life.

lottery distribution
Match Prize Chances
6 white balls lifetime* 1 in 5,245,786
5 white balls + 1 Free Ball $52,000 1 in 874,298
5 white balls $600 1 in 24,980
4 white balls + 1 Free Ball $200 1 in 9,992
4 white balls $30 1 in 588
3 white balls + 1 Free Ball $30 1 in 441
3 white balls $2 1 in 40
2 white ball + 1 Free Ball $2 1 in 53
Overall chances of winning any prize: 1 in 21

*Top-prize winners in Win for Life can select the annuity of $1,000 per week for life or a one-time cash option of $1 million.  In a drawing, if there are more than 2 lifetime winners or if the prize liability for the lifetime prize exceeds $2,000,000 (whatever is greater), the lifetime prize shall be paid on a pari-mutuel basis.  

have a Free Ball

One of the best things about Win for Life is the Free Ball! The Free Ball is a seventh bonus number drawn during each Win for Life draw.  No need to pick it - we'll give it to you for free! The Free Ball helps you to win some great non-jackpot prizes, so sit back and enjoy the free ride!

play options

It's always great to have options, so check out these optional plays that are available for Win for Life.

  • Want to play the same numbers for more than one draw on a single ticket? Well, you can by choosing the "Multi Draw Option" box on your playslip! A MULTI-DRAW ticket lets you play up to 26 consecutive draws on one ticket. Please keep in mind that the ticket price increases for each draw you add.
  • Thinking ahead to a special date? You can buy a ticket for one future draw date. It's called a FUTURE draw. Simply mark the "Future Play Option" box on your playslip and let the store clerk know which future draw date you have in mind.
  • Love those numbers so much you want them on more than one ticket? You can REPEAT your play by choosing the "Repeat Plays" box on your playslip and have the same numbers printed on more than one ticket up to 20 times.
  • Simply tell your store clerk which option you want when you present your playslip. Keep in mind that playing in more than one draw increases the ticket price by the number of draws you choose.

two chances to win per week

Win for Life draws are held Wednesday and Saturday at 11 pm. Here are a few things to keep in mind when playing Win for Life:

  • We stop selling Win for Life tickets at 10:45 p.m. on draw nights, so get your tickets early!
  • Win for Life tickets cannot be canceled, and all sales are final…sorry! We recommend using a playslip to ensure that your numbers are correct. 
  • When using optional plays, make sure you tell your clerk which option(s) you prefer – Multi-Draw, Future, or Repeat.   

never miss a draw

Play the easy way! Subscribe to Win for Life and never miss a draw. Forget about waiting in lines or even checking your tickets – if you win, we'll contact you! Simply subscribe here to get started with a Win for Life subscription today!

legal stuff

Need more info? Here are the Official Rules for Win for Life!
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