Many lottery players don’t know you can play online. Even fewer seem to know you can pay cash for Virginia Lottery tickets online.
Virginia has one of the most robust markets for online lottery sales. In fact, lottery officials nationwide point to the commonwealth as a model market for digital lotto sales.
If you visit the VA Lottery website, you browse the available games and purchase games by funding your account via PayPal.
However, with Online Cash, you can actually pay cash instead.
How to pay cash for Virginia Lottery tickets
Our Virginia Lottery page includes everything you need to know about funding your account and buying lotto tickets online. It includes info on available deposit methods, which features:
- ACH bank transfer
But what if you want to pay cash for Virginia Lottery tickets? Well, that’s an option too.
The Virginia Lottery has recently been promoting its Online Cash option. With Online Cash, players can fund their accounts without entering debit card or bank-account information online.
So, how do you do it? While online sales are a rather new option for lotto players, Online Cash requires a bit of an old-school approach.
Online Cash for VA Lottery tickets online
Players can secure their Online Cash at any Virginia Lottery retailer. Thankfully, there are more than 5,000 Virginia Lottery retailers, including gas stations, truck stops, marinas, convenience stores, and other retail outlets. (Some retailers will also let you use a debit card for Online Cash.)
Once you’re at a retailer, you can use your cash for Online Cash. Simply tell the clerk you’d like to purchase an Online Cash voucher. They’re available in denominations of $10, $20, $50, or $100.
You can also go to any Virginia Lottery vending machine to purchase vouchers. Just look for the Online Cash option and make your purchase with cash or a debit card.
Once your purchase is complete, go to valottery.com, select “My Account,” and then select “Deposit.” On the screen to choose your payment method, select Online Cash, and then enter your voucher code.
(Note, though, that you’ll need a Visa debit card, bank account, or PayPal account to withdraw any winnings.)
Lottery games available online at Virginia Lottery
So, once you’ve opted to pay cash for Virginia Lottery tickets online and funded your account, then what?
Now comes the fun part: playing!
You can buy tickets for the following multi-state draw games with massive jackpots:
- Mega Millions
There are also the classic daily draw games, including:
- Pick 3
- Pick 3 with Fireball
- Cash 5
- Pick 4
- Pick 4 with Fireball
The VA Lottery also has a suite of instant win games (also called “online scratchers“). Some of them are even part of the Big Money Jackpots with progressive grand prizes.
A few of the most popular titles include:
- Prospector’s Gold
- Virginia Cash Expander
- VIP Ultra
- Astro Portals
The games menu changes pretty frequently, especially in regards to online scratchers. So be sure to check the Virginia Lottery website regularly to see what’s all available.