How about some free Viking Voyage instant games from the Virginia Lottery?
As the latest Powerball jackpot climbs up over $150 million, the VA Lottery has an offer for online players.
If you buy at least $10 in tickets for Powerball, you get 5 free games of Viking Voyage.
However, the deal expires on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7 a.m. ET.
Viking Voyage and other instant-win games
You can play instant win games, aka online scratchers, on the Virginia Lottery website.
The games use various mechanics, themes and styles. However, they basically look and operate much like traditional slot machines.
Here’s the description of Viking Voyage, the newest online scratcher that launched on Nov. 2:
Set sail for adventure with Viking Voyage, our fierce instant game! Traverse the wilderness, and try to match one of Your Numbers to a Winning Number to win a prize. If your expedition reveals a Multiplier Symbol, you could multiply a prize by up to 10 times. Find at least three runic Bonus Symbols to activate the Coin Bonus Game for a chance to win more riches! Will you carve your name into history?
It costs 5 cents to $2 per game, and you can do sets of 5 to 20 plays per game. Therefore, the total cost per game is anywhere from 25 cents to $40.
The Viking Voyage top prize is $50,000. The overall odds of winning a prize in Viking Voyage is 1 in 2.8.
You can test out Viking Voyage and other instant-win games in “demo” mode on the VA Lottery website.
Buy Powerball tickets online in Virginia
Like Viking Voyage and other instant games, you can purchase your Powerball tickets online via the VA Lottery.
And when you purchase at least $10 worth of Powerball games, you get 5 free games of Viking Voyage. Again, though, this special offer ends early on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7 a.m. ET, so don’t hesitate.
This latest Virginia Lottery promo is again putting the focus back on Powerball and other multi-state draw games. After a player hit the Mega Millions jackpot ($431 million) on Sept. 21, a player then hit the Powerball jackpot ($699.8 million) on Oct. 4. So, over the past month, the subsequent smaller jackpots have garnered minimal interest. Lotto fever? Not so much lately.
But Powerball is now back at nine figures, and the jackpot is growing by the day. And for folks who dream of winning the big one, the current estimated $151 million jackpot may do the trick.
Still, the odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are an astronomical 1 in 292.2 million, so don’t forget that it’s the longest of long shots.
Poweball drawings take place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. When purchasing your tickets online, you can pick your numbers or have the computer generate them for you. You can also purchase your tickets for up to 156 upcoming drawings and can even set your purchase to auto-renew.