The West Virginia Lottery was introduced in 1986, two years after being overwhelmingly voted through in a state referendum. The first tickets which went on sale were instants with more than 1.5 million sold on the first day alone. To date, the West Virginia Lottery has generated over $9 billion in proceeds which have been directed to projects in public education, senior services as well as the tourism industry. Benefactors have included the School Building Authority, the Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia Department of Education.

**The Games and Odds**

- Powerball (5/69+1/26) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 292,201,338
- Mega Millions (5/75+1/15) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 258,890,850
- Hot Lotto (5/47 +1/19) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 29,144,841
- Cash 25 (6/25) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 177,100

**How to be a Powerball Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Powerball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers, no Powerball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with Powerball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with Powerball
- 1 correct number with Powerball
- Powerball Only

**How to be a Mega Millions Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 1 correct number
- Bonus ball

**How to be a Lucky for Life Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 2 correct numbers
- 1 correct number with lucky ball
- Lucky ball

**How to be a Hot Lotto Sizzler Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Hot Ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with Hot Ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with Hot Ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with Hot Ball
- 1 correct number with Hot Ball
- Hot Ball

**How to be a Cash 25 Winner**

- 6 correct numbers
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers

Washington’s Lottery was created in 1982 with the intention of raising money for state programs. It is overseen by a five-member commission and features a mixture of both draw-based and instant games. Currently there are five traditional lottery games including the multi-state lottery games, Mega Millions and Powerball. The majority of lottery proceeds are donated to the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account with the remainder distributed to the Education Legacy Trust Account, the Economic Development Reserve Account, the Problem Gambling Account, and the Stadium and Exhibition Centre.

**The Games and Odds**

- Powerball (5/69+1/26) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 292,201,338
- Mega Millions (5/75+1/15) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 258,890,850
- Lotto (6/49) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 13,983,816
- Hit 5 (5/39) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 575,757
- Match 4 (4/24) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 10,626

**How to be a Powerball Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Powerball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers, no Powerball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with Powerball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with Powerball
- 1 correct number with Powerball
- Powerball Only

**How to be a Mega Millions Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 1 correct number
- Bonus ball

**How to be a Lotto Winner**

- 6 correct numbers
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers

**How to be a Hit 5 Winner**

- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers

**How to be a Match 4 Winner**

- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers

The Washington DC Lottery, which is known as the District of Columbia Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board, is operated by the state administration. It is a charter member of the Multi-State Lottery Association and offers games such as Hot Lotto and Powerball. Since operations began in 1982, more than $1.5 billion has been generated in ticket proceeds. A sizeable proportion of funds (around 28%) are distributed to a variety of good causes in the areas of education, child services and public safety.

**The Games and Odds**

- Powerball (5/69+1/26) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 292,201,338
- Mega Millions (5/75+1/15) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 258,890,850
- Lucky for Life (5/48) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 1,712,304
- Hot Lotto Sizzler (5/47) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 1,533,939

**How to be a Powerball Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Powerball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers, no Powerball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with Powerball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with Powerball
- 1 correct number with Powerball
- Powerball Only

**How to be a Mega Millions Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 1 correct number
- Bonus ball

**How to be a Lucky for Life Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 2 correct numbers
- 1 correct number with lucky ball
- Lucky ball

**How to be a Hot Lotto Sizzler Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Hot Ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with Hot Ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with Hot Ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with Hot Ball
- 1 correct number with Hot Ball
- Hot Ball

The first Virginia lotteries were held in the early 17^{th} century in order to raise money for the impoverished Jamestown Settlement. However, the modern version was created in 1987 following a state-wide referendum with ticket sales beginning a year later. Net proceeds were initially given to capital construction projects until 1990, after which point they were distributed to Virginia’s general fund. Since 1999 all monies are donated to educational projects. Since operations began,$10 billion has been generated.

**The Games and Odds**

- Powerball (5/69+1/26) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 292,201,338
- Mega Millions (5/75+1/15) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 258,890,850
- Bank a Million (6/40) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 3,838,380
- Cash 4 Life (5/60+1/4) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 21,846,048
- Cash 5 (5/43) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 962,598

**How to be a Powerball Winner**

- 5 correct numbers, no Powerball
- 4 correct numbers, no Powerball
- 4 correct numbers, no Powerball
- 3 correct numbers with Powerball
- 3 correct numbers, no Powerball
- 2 correct numbers, no Powerball
- 1 correct number with Powerball
- Powerball Only

**How to be a Mega Millions Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 5 correct number, no bonus ball
- 4 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 4 correct numbers, no bonus ball
- 3 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 3 correct numbers, no bonus ball
- 2 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 1 correct number with bonus ball
- Bonus ball Only

**How to be a Bank a Million Winner**

- 6 correct numbers
- 6 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 5 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 2 correct numbers with bonus ball

**How to be a Cash 4 Life winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Cash Ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with Cash Ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with Cash Ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with Cash Ball
- 2 correct numbers
- 1 correct numbers with Cash Ball

**How to be a Cash 5 winner**

- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers
- 1 correct numbers

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The Vermont Lottery was voted through in a state referendum in 1977 with the aim of generating revenue for the welfare of state residents. It is overseen by one of the smallest lottery staffs of any state in the US who are supervised by a panel of five commissioners. Vermont is also a Tri-State Lottery member along with Maine and New Hampshire which means that it can offer the Megabucks game. Net ticket profits were distributed to a General Fund up until 1998 when it was decided that all money should be channelled to the state’s Education Fund.

**The Games and Odds**

- Powerball (5/69+1/26) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 292,201,338
- Mega Millions (5/75+1/15) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 258,890,850
- Megabucks (5/41) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 749,398
- Gimme 5 (5/39) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 575,757
- Lucky for Life (5/48+1/18) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 30,821,472

**How to be a Powerball winner**

- 5 correct numbers, no Powerball
- 4 correct numbers, no Powerball
- 4 correct numbers, no Powerball
- 3 correct numbers with Powerball
- 3 correct numbers, no Powerball
- 2 correct numbers, no Powerball
- 1 correct number with Powerball
- Powerball Only

**How to be a Mega Millions winner**

- 5 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 5 correct number, no bonus ball
- 4 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 4 correct numbers, no bonus ball
- 3 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 3 correct numbers, no bonus ball
- 2 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 1 correct number with bonus ball
- Bonus ball Only

**How to be a Megabucks Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 2 correct numbers
- 1 correct number with Mega Ball

**How to be a Gimme 5 Winner**

- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers

**How to be a Lucky for Life Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Lucky Ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with Lucky Ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with Lucky Ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with Lucky Ball
- 2 correct numbers
- 1 correct number with Lucky Ball
- Lucky Ball

The Texas lottery began operations in 1992 after an amendment to the state constitution was approved by voters the previous year. Managed and supervised by the Texas Lottery Commission who took over from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, the first game was an instant scratch-card with tickets going on sale in April of 1992 – proceeds from the first week amounted to $23.2 million. Texas joined the Mega Millions consortium in 2003 and also offers the Powerball game after a cross-selling agreement between the Mega Millions and Powerball operators.

**The Games and Odds**

- Powerball (5/69+1/26) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 292,201,338
- Mega Millions (5/75+1/15) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 258,890,850
- Lotto Texas (6/54) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 25,827,165
- Texas Triple Chance (10/55) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 29,248,649,430
- Texas Two-Step (4/35 + 1/35) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 1,832,600
- Cash 5 (5/37) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 376,992

**How to be a Powerball Winner**

- 5 correct numbers, no Powerball
- 4 correct numbers, no Powerball
- 4 correct numbers, no Powerball
- 3 correct numbers with Powerball
- 3 correct numbers, no Powerball
- 2 correct numbers, no Powerball
- 1 correct number with Powerball
- Powerball Only

**How to be a Mega Millions Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 5 correct number, no bonus ball
- 4 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 4 correct numbers, no bonus ball
- 3 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 3 correct numbers, no bonus ball
- 2 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 1 correct number with bonus ball
- Bonus ball Only

**How to be a Lotto Texas Winner**

- 6 correct numbers
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers

**How to be a Texas Triple Chance Winner**

- 7 correct numbers
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers

**How to be a Texas Two-Step Winner**

- 4 correct numbers with bonus
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with bonus
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with bonus
- 1 correct number with bonus
- Bonus

**How to be a Cash 5 winner**

- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers

The Tennessee lottery was passed into law in 2002 following an amendment to the state constitution in which 58% of residents voted for the creation of a lottery. It is administered by the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TELC) which sold the first lottery ticket in 2004. As well as offering one in-state game, Tennessee Cash, the TELC is also a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association which enables it to participate in the Mega Millions and Powerball draw-based games.

**Games and Odds**

- Powerball (5/69+1/26) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 292,201,338
- Mega Millions (5/75+1/15) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 258,890,850
- Cash 4 Life (5/60 + 1/4) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 21,846,048
- Hot Lotto Sizzler (5/47+1/19) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 29,144,841
- Tennessee Cash (5/35+1/5) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 258,890,850

**How to Win Powerball**

- 5 correct numbers with Powerball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with Powerball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with Powerball
- 3 correct numbers with Powerball
- 2 correct numbers with Powerball
- 1 correct number with Powerball
- Powerball

**How to Win Mega Millions**

- 5 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 5 correct numbers, no Mega Ball
- 4 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 4 correct numbers, no Mega Ball
- 3 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 3 correct numbers, no Mega Ball
- 2 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 1 correct number with Mega Ball
- Mega Ball Only

**How to be a Cash 4 Life Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Cash Ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with Cash Ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with Cash Ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with Cash Ball
- 1 correct number with Cash Ball

**How to be aHot Lotto Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with 1 bonus ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with 1 bonus ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct number with 1 bonus ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with 1 bonus ball
- 1 correct numbers with bonus ball
- 1 correct number
- 1 bonus ball

**How to be a Tennessee Cash Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Cash Ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with Cash Ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with Cash Ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with Cash Ball
- 2 correct numbers

The South Dakota lottery was created in 1986 after 60% of voters approved a constitutional amendment allowing for its operation. The bill was signed the following year and the first instant tickets went on sale within six months. Then in 1990 the first draw-based game was introduced, quickly followed by the Powerball and Megamillions games, after South Dakota became a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association. Net proceeds are reserved for education, the development of natural resources and the promotion of responsible gaming.

**Games and Odds**

- Powerball (5/69+1/26) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 292,201,338
- Mega Millions (5/75 + 1/15)- Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 258,890,850
- Cash EZ Match (5/35) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 324,632
- Hot Lotto Sizzler (5/47) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 1,533,939
- Lucky for Life (5/48 + 1/18) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 30,821,472

**How to be a Powerball Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Powerball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with Powerball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with Powerball
- 3 correct numbers with Powerball
- 2 correct numbers with Powerball
- 1 correct number with Powerball
- Powerball

**How to be a Mega Millions Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 5 correct numbers, no Mega Ball
- 4 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 4 correct numbers, no Mega Ball
- 3 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 3 correct numbers, no Mega Ball
- 2 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 1 correct number with Mega Ball
- Mega Ball Only

**How to be a Cash EZ Match**

- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers

**How to be a Hot Lotto Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Hot Ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with Hot Ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with Hot Ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with Hot Ball
- 1 correct number with Hot Ball
- Hot Ball

**How to be a Lucky for Life Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 2 correct numbers
- 1 correct number with lucky ball
- Lucky ball

The South Carolina Education Lottery as it is known was established in 2002. In addition to a variety of instant games as well as its own draw-based game, it provides access to Mega Millions and Lucky for Life as member of the Multi-State Lottery Association. As the name suggests, a sizeable proportion of ticket proceeds are donated to programs in education with almost $5 billion generated in its first year alone.

**Games and Odds**

- Powerball (5/69+1/26) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 292,201,338
- Mega Millions (5/75 + 1/15)- Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 258,890,850
- Lucky for Life (5/48 + 1/18) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 30,821,472
- Palmetto Cash 5 Power Up (5/38) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 501,942

**How to be a Powerball Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Powerball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with Powerball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with Powerball
- 3 correct numbers with Powerball
- 2 correct numbers with Powerball
- 1 correct number with Powerball
- Powerball

**How to be a Mega Millions Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 5 correct numbers, no Mega Ball
- 4 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 4 correct numbers, no Mega Ball
- 3 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 3 correct numbers, no Mega Ball
- 2 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 1 correct number with Mega Ball
- Mega Ball Only

**How to be a Lucky for Life Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 2 correct numbers
- 1 correct number with lucky ball
- Lucky ball

**How to be a Palmetto Cash 5 Power Up**

- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers

The Rhode Island Lottery was created through a constitutional amendment in 1973 which led to the passing of legislation the following year. Unlike many US states, its purpose was not to fund education. Instead, the intention was to raise money relating to automobile taxation. The scope has changed somewhat over the years with the State General Fund distributing money to good causes in education, health care, the environment and public safety. Currently, there are only three multi-state games offered: Powerball, Mega Millions, and Lucky for Life.

**Games and Odds**

- Powerball (5/69+1/26) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 292,201,338
- Mega Millions (5/75+1/15) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 258,890,850
- Lucky for Life (5/48+1/18) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 30,821,472

**How to be a Powerball Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Powerball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with Powerball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with Powerball
- 3 correct numbers with Powerball
- 2 correct numbers with Powerball
- 1 correct number with Powerball
- Powerball

**How to be a Mega Millions Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 5 correct numbers, no Mega Ball
- 4 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 4 correct numbers, no Mega Ball
- 3 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 3 correct numbers, no Mega Ball
- 2 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 1 correct number with Mega Ball
- Mega Ball Only

**How to be a Lucky for Life Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 2 correct numbers
- 1 correct number with lucky ball
- Lucky ball