Welcome to the WVLottery.com, the official website of the West Virginia Lottery. I am pleased that we can provide our players with this comprehensive one stop shop for information regarding our Lottery and I hope you find it to be a valuable online resource.
The site features a winning numbers database, jackpot and winning numbers listings, game information, information regarding the Players Circle, a frequently asked questions section, links to other state lotteries and lottery organizations, information on proceeds, licensing information, a “find winners” database, and much more.
A common phrase used by the West Virginia Lottery is, "Good Things Happen When You Play." In other words, every lottery product you buy, not only gives you a chance to win a prize, but also gives money to our state for vital programs in children's education, senior citizens care, and economic development through tourism. Together we are building a better future for our state.
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John C. Musgrave
Director | West Virginia Lottery
John C. Musgrave, a native of Point Pleasant, W.Va., was appointed director of the West Virginia Lottery in April of 1997 and reappointed by Governor Bob Wise in 2001 and by Governor Joe Manchin III in 2005. Musgrave brings to the Lottery a strong finance background with more than two decades of public service at the federal, state and local levels.
As Lottery Director, he oversees a special revenue agency that generates more than $1.5 billion in gross sales and provides a profit to the State of West Virginia of more than $600 million annually to fund programs for senior citizens, education, parks and tourism, capital projects and such other programs as the Legislature may determine.
He has served as President of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries and President of the Multi State Lottery Association. He is also a past chairman of the Powerball and video lottery groups.
In 2010, he was awarded the Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award by PGRI, publishers of Public Gaming International Magazine. This honor is presented annually to an individual who has distinguished his or herself over a long period of time and made important contributions to the success of their peers and the lottery industry. Musgrave was inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame by the National Association of State and Provincial Lotteries’ in 2011.
From 1981 to 1995, he held several high-level administrative positions with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including acting-associate administrator of the Rural Development Administration where he was responsible for a $72 million administrative budget and over $1.25 billion in program funds. As special assistant to the undersecretary of Agriculture he assisted in managing 12,000 employees in 2,200 offices with a budget of over $60 billion. He also served as regional director of the Rural Development Administration for the seven-state, Mideast Region. From 1981 to 1992, he was state director of the West Virginia Farmers Home Administration where he supervised agency credit assistance and economic development programs for West Virginia with a loan portfolio of over $900 million. Musgrave also served as Mayor of Point Pleasant from 1972-1981, and as Acting Cabinet Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Revenue from 2004-2007.
Musgrave is a United States Air Force veteran. He and his wife, Rebecca, have two children and six grandchildren.
The commission was created in 1985 to assist and advise the director of the Lottery and to carry on a continuous study of West Virginia Lottery operations throughout the state. Members are appointed by the Governor with the approval of the senate. In accordance with state law, the Lottery Commission is required to have seven members comprised of a lawyer, a certified public accountant, a computer expert, a marketing specialist, and one member with not less than five years experience in law enforcement. An additional two members represent the "public at large". No more than four members may be from the same political party. Unless filling an unexpired appointment, members serve overlapping terms of five years and are eligible for successive appointments to the commission.