A Message from Alan Larrick, Director, West Virginia Lottery
Welcome to the West Virginia Lottery website. I am glad you have taken a moment to learn about the West Virginia Lottery and the important contributions that the West Virginia Lottery makes to public education, senior citizens, tourism and veterans in our great State.
Since the West Virginia Lottery began in 1986, more than $9 billion in Lottery proceeds have been returned to the people of West Virginia. The Lottery is proud to have contributed more than $3 billion to improving public education, more than $1.1 billion to improving the quality of life of West Virginia senior citizens, and more than $979.3 million to helping our growing tourism industry.
We are committed to maximizing our return to the people of West Virginia, and I am proud to report that the West Virginia Lottery has exceeded the $1 billion mark in overall sales for 14 consecutive years while operating on less than 2.9% of those sales.
I am humbled to have the opportunity to give back to my home state by serving as Lottery Director. I am also committed to making our Lottery the best that it can be, as we operate with the highest amount of integrity and efficiency.
West Virginia Lottery employees recognize our responsibility to generate revenue for the State of West Virginia. We will strive to ensure the good causes that benefit form Lottery proceeds continue to do so for years to come.
On behalf of everyone here at the West Virginia Lottery, thank you for your support.
About the Director
Alan Larrick was appointed West Virginia Lottery Director by Governor Jim Justice in January of 2017. He brings a wealth of private sector and legal experience to the position.
“It’s truly an honor to serve West Virginia and I am humbled to have the opportunity to help Governor Justice make our state number one,” said Alan Larrick. “I hope to bring my private sector experience to this post and make the West Virginia Lottery as successful as possible.”
Larrick has practiced law for the past 38 years in Beckley. He was partner in the law firm of Ragland and Larrick. He remained there until 1996 when he formed Larrick Law Offices.
He was also appointed to the Board of Directors of First State Bank and Trust in 1994 and subsequently served on the regional board of directors of City National Bank.
Larrick has served as the president and treasurer of the Raleigh County Bar Association, and as president of the Raleigh County Chapter of the West Virginia Alumni Association. In addition, he has served on the Beckley YMCA Board of Directors. He currently resides in Daniels, West Virginia with his wife Renee.
He earned his undergraduate degree and his law degree from West Virginia University.
“Alan Larrick will be a real asset to our administration and help bring the West Virginia Lottery to new heights,” said Governor Jim Justice. “I’ve known Alan for a long time and he knows how to think big. I want everyone working in my administration to bring fresh ideas to the table in order to make state government more efficient and Alan will help us get there.”
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.