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New-VA-Lottery-LogoFrom the Virginia Lottery: Virginians won big in last night’s $1,000,000 Money Ball drawing. Two tickets each matched all five numbers to win $1 million. The tickets were bought at:

  • Glenvar Minute Mart, 4145 West Main Street, Salem
  • 7-Eleven, 4009 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth

The Gold Million Dollar Money Ball came up in last night’s drawing. That increased the top prize from $100,000 to $1 million.

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This new game from the Virginia Lottery offers some of the best odds of becoming a millionaire of any current jackpot game. The game is played exclusively in Virginia.

Here’s how the game works: You select five numbers out of 35 numbered balls. The Lottery will draw five balls out of 36 – that’s 35 numbered balls plus one Gold Million Dollar Money Ball. If the Gold Million Dollar Money Ball is one of the five balls drawn, an additional numbered ball is drawn, and the top prize in that drawing immediately increases from $100,000 to $1 million.

Players can win $2, $10, $100, $100,000 or $1 million, depending on how many numbers they match. The odds of winning the $1 million prize are 1 in 2,337,350.

$1,000,000 Money Ball replaces Win for Life, which concluded a very successful eight-year run with the September 13 drawing. The Win for Life game created 44 lifetime winners ($1,000 per week for the rest of the winner’s life) in Virginia while generating an estimated $95 million for Virginia’s K-12 public schools.

$1,000,000 Money Ball tickets are available at all Virginia Lottery retailers for $2 each. Drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday nights at 11:00 and streamed live at www.valottery.com.