THE HISTORY OF WEST VIRGINIA LOTTERY
The people of the state of West Virginia endorsed the Lottery Amendment to the State Constitution by voting in its favor, and the first event took place on November 6, 1984. For this amendment, the votes counted made up about 67% in favor, from the total.
Then, in April of 1985, the Legislature of West Virginia authorized the Lottery Act. This act was signed into legalization by Governor Arch A. Moore, Jr. one month later in May. Then, the tickets started being sold by lottery agents and bought by the general public on January 9 the next year, about seven months after the legalization. It is a surprising fact that for a lottery so new to the game, the WV lottery managed to sell more than 1.5 million instant tickets on the very first day. These tickets were for “West Virginia Jackpot” which is now known as West Virginia Lottery’s first every instant game. The highest prize for this instant lottery game was $5,000.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE MONEY?
In proceeds, the West Virginia Lottery has managed to give around $10 billion to the local people of the state. When it comes to all the profits and benefits generated by the West Virginia lottery, besides going to the owners of the prize, they are distributed amongst three main sectors of the state – Education, elderly and tourism.
Ever since a few years after the creation and launch of the West Virginia lottery, profits of more than $3.3 billion have been given to the educational funds and even schools of the state. This money can be helpful for not only students in kindergarten or pre-school, but all students up to college students can take advantage of this money. This money has been very helpful in construction of new schools and even renovations in already existing schools, etc.
A significant amount of money ($1.25 billion) also goes into making the lives of the elderly better. These benefits take care of tens of thousands senior citizens’ health issues, their food and even their long-term care needs, alongside their vehicular requirements and their property tax credits.
About $1.1 billion of the earned profits goes into maintaining the state’s scenery and natural beauty. It’s also used in providing a wide-range of outdoor activities, which also help in attracting visitors from all over the globe.
West Virginia lottery results and West Virginia lottery winning numbers have changed a number of lives, especially since they offer such great lottery games.
Powerball and Mega Millions are two very famous lottery games, which are offered by all the bigger lotteries of the USA. In these games, the player can win up to $40,000 jackpots!
WV lotto is extremely well-known. Lotto America is a game which offers five plays which are named A to E.
In Daily 3 and Daily 4, the gamers can choose slips of a game of their choice, and win lots of money.
In Cash25, players can choose six various digits from 1 to 25 and win huge amounts of cash.
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