Big Money Jackpots: Progressives For VA Lottery’s 2 New Instant Games

Written By Dann Stupp on July 16, 2021 - Last Updated on June 7, 2024
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The Virginia Lottery online has unveiled two new instant win games available for play that have progressive “Big Money Jackpots.”

The games, Cash Buster Multiplier and Prospector’s Gold, join an expansive list of digital instant-win games.

The online games aren’t unlike slot machines. In fact, if you log into your  VA Lotto Online account and play some instant win titles, you’re likely to notice the similarities.

Now, they have another similarity as the Virginia Lottery introduces its first linked online jackpots.

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Win “Big Money Jackpots” on either game

You can win a “Big Money Jackpot” playing either Cash Buster Multiplier or Prospector’s Gold.

More specifically, you can win one of three different progressive jackpots. They’ve been named:

  • Express
  • Great
  • Jumbo

The jackpots grow every time a player logs into the site and plays one of the two games. As of Friday afternoon, the jackpots were nearly $900 for Express, more than $12,000 for Great, and well over $51,000 for Jumbo.

However, they aren’t the only progressive jackpots among the VA Lottery’s instant games. Jackpot Payout (with a jackpot of more than $129,000) and Jungle Tumble Jackpots (more than $23,000) also have progressive prizes. However, unlike Prospector’s Gold and Cash Buster Multiplier, they’re not linked to each other.

Overall, the Virginia Lottery offers more than 30 instant win games. You can play the “online scratchers” at, where you can also purchase Mega Millions, Powerball, Cash4Life, and Pick 3 tickets.

About Cash Buster Multiplier and Prospector’s Gold

You can play Cash Buster Multiplier or Prospector’s Gold for 50 cents per play up to $20 per play. Payouts/prizes are adjusted accordingly.

You can also give each game a whirl in demo mode. In this type of “play” mode, no actual money is at stake, and instead, you play for virtual dollars while learning the game mechanics.

In Cash Buster Multiplier and Prospector’s Gold, the goal is to make a cluster of three or more of the same symbol. However, multipliers also pop up, and they increase your win for that play.

Cash Buster Multiplier has a 5×4 grid, and Prospector’s Gold has a 5×3 grid.

Of course, the top payouts occur only when you find three Big Money Jackpots symbols. Once you get them, the Big Money Jackpots bonus game begins. In it, you get five drops that appear on a 3×3 grid. The more golden “J” symbols you receive, the more you win.

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About Virginia Lottery instant games

Virginia Lottery online lotto games have been available for a little more than a year now.

Nine months in, online lottery players were already closing in on $500 million in wins. In fact, nearly 200,000 unique players had sampled the offerings.

Officials are calling it “the nation’s most successful online lottery launch.”

And instant wins games are a big reason for that success. The games, including the locally geared Virginia Cash Expander, have become increasingly popular.

In fact, VA Lotto officials expect sales of instant-win games to grow nearly tenfold in the coming fiscal year while accounting for nearly a quarter of all Virginia Lottery sales across all games.

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Dann Stupp is a longtime sports journalist who’s written and edited for The Athletic, USA Today, ESPN, and other outlets. He lives in Lexington, Virginia.

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