Sometimes easy decision can lead to surprise windfall. This became what happened with Cynthia Howell of Williamsburg, who only designed to bet on the Virginia Lottery’s Ultra Millions game when she went to the food Lion to buy a ticket. On impulse, Howell also decided to get a Virginia Lottery Win for life ticket, using family birthdays and anniversaries as her numbers. She then became the seventh winner of the Win for life top prize just last year during the November 19 drawing, successfully matching all six winning numbers.

Bets on the Virginia Lottery Win for life game is straightforward. All you have to do is get a playslip and pick six numbers from to 44 on a play area. Each game costs $1 and you can play up to 26 consecutive draws using the same numbers on one ticket. You can also enroll in the Win for life game to ensure that due to miss a game. Each ongoing is good for three, six and year or 26, 52 or 104 pictures respectively. While single tickets must be bought at Virginia Lottery Live Draw Toto Macau outlets, dues can be bought online at the Virginia Lottery site.

During the online pictures, six winning numbers are drawn plus a seventh Free Ball number. You win the grand prize if your ticket matches all six numbers. If you only match five numbers plus the Free Ball number, you win $52, 000 or roughly the same as $1, 000 a week for a year. There are also comfort and ease prizes ranging from $600 to $2 depending on how many numbers you’ve matched and if the winning numbers add the Free Ball number. You should check to see if you’ve won by watching the buffering video of the daily pictures on the Virginia Lottery website, check out the Lottery’s Facebook site and Twitter nourishes to get results, go to the nearest Virginia Lottery outlet or call you Information Line. Your local newspaper may also publish the results.

When you have won, you can claim your prizes at any of the Virginia Lottery Customer service centers, the Lottery Headquarters and Prize Specific zones located in lottery outlets (for lesser prizes). You can also claim your prize through mail by sending your signed winning ticket to the Virginia Lottery Claims office. If you’re a prospect, however, you will be alerted with claim information if you’ve won the grand prize or will be sent a check within three weeks of the winning draw if you’ve won lesser prizes ranging from $30 to $52, 000.

If you’re having difficulty picking numbers to bet on the Win for life game, the Virginia Lottery site offers a number of ways that can help you. For example, it gives a random number generator that recommendations five sets of numbers at random ranging from 1 to 44. You can also look at the web-site’s analysis of how many times a number has been drawn and when it was last drawn, or download a complete list of winning Win for life numbers so you can do your own analysis. Note, however, that these are only meant for entertainment purposes, as the online pictures are totally random and every number theoretically has an equal chance of being picked no matter how frequently it was drawn in the past.