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Computer Operations Associate

Richmond – Virginia (VA),

Virginia VA Lottery

Job Description:

For more than 30 years, the Virginia Lottery has been building an amazing organization committed to growth and giving back and having fun while doing it. We work hard to build authentic relationships with all Virginians by communicating with them in relevant, unique and surprising ways. Operating entirely on revenue from game sales, rather than tax dollars, the Virginia Lottery generates approximately $1.6 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools.

The Virginia Lottery is currently seeking a part-time Computer Operations Associate to join our Information Technology Services Department.

The Computer Operations Associate leads and monitors the technical operations of all information and communication systems at the Production Data Center. The individual in this role monitors the status, conducts batch processing and carries out processes related to the daily drawings and ensures their accuracy. Major areas of focus include duties required for multi-state drawings and updating player information as appropriate.

Additional duties include completing necessary processes and procedures related to the Lottery electronic subscription system, receiving winning numbers, verifying information and recording/communicating that information in various Lottery systems. In addition, this individual will be responsible for monitoring various internal control systems, creating and balancing various reports and identifying, recording and rectifying exceptions.

This is a part-time, hourly position without benefits. Less than 30 hours per week, but may vary based on business needs. This position has a rotating schedule which includes weekdays and rotating weekends. Flexibility is a must as this person will be filling in as needed on any of three shifts.

The selected candidate will possess:
Experience working as a Computer Operator in a fast paced, time sensitive production environment. This role requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and a high level of attention to detail

  • Lottery experience preferred
  • Extensive Computer Operations experience preferred

The selected candidate will be required to pass a background investigation.

The Virginia Lottery is an independent state agency, and as such all positions are exempt from the Virginia Personnel Act, as well as most Executive Branch human resources policies. The Virginia Lottery is a fun place to work and values diversity in the workforce. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. The Virginia Lottery is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Only online applications completed in their entirety will be accepted for this position.

The Virginia Lottery will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of accommodation in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. If any assistance is needed when applying online, please contact the Virginia Lottery’s Human Resources Department at 804-692-7000.

Applications will be accepted until a suitable pool of candidates is received. After 5 business days, this position may be closed at any time.

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Interested in working at the Virginia Lottery?

Have you ever dreamed about going to work for the Virginia Lottery?

We’re passionate about what we do, and we want to excite and inspire Virginians to come play with us. We’re looking for energetic and innovative team members who can help us create a fun, engaging brand and promote our products with enthusiasm.

Does that sound like you? We value people whose positive attitude and enthusiasm make work enjoyable every day. Working hard doesn’t mean having less fun. It means finding the right people to do it with you and giving a task your all — while remembering why you’re here. Find out more about why Virginia Lottery careers may be the best career choice for you.

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Think you’re up for the challenge? Then show us what you’ve got! View our current job postings or to complete an online application. If you need individual assistance with the application process, or if you have other questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at (804) 692-7000. We’ll be glad to help you. Best wishes in your job search! The Virginia Lottery is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our Culture

Virginians love games and will make a game out of anything.

Whether it comes in a box, with a scratcher or spontaneously while standing in line at the movies, we never tire of playing, watching or inventing games. Got a wastebasket? We’ve got game. Got a football? We’ve got game. Got five minutes? Time for a game! We are game gurus with a passion for playtime and we love inspiring everyone to join in the fun.

Games are not just a part of our culture; games are our culture, both as Virginians and at the Virginia Lottery. We want to be the favorite games people play.

Community Service: At the Virginia Lottery, we do more in our community than simply sell lottery tickets. In addition to generating nearly $1.6 million per day for public education, Virginia Lottery employees also volunteer for Thank a Teacher Community Service Projects. This community outreach initiative brings employees together from across the state to provide a variety of services, including landscaping, cafeteria duty and classroom assistance, for some schools. The success of our Thank a Teacher program has inspired more and more Lottery employees to get involved with this rewarding experience.


A team is only as strong as its weakest member, so we make it a point to look after each and every one of our team players. Our impressive benefits package helps ensure strong, healthy and happy employees.

Benefits also show our employees how much we value them. None of us could do our jobs without the support we get at every level of the organization, and we want you to see the appreciation we have for hard work. The people who work for the Virginia Lottery are our biggest assets and critical to the Lottery’s success.

Holidays & Vacation

We love playtime. So it’s no surprise that the Virginia Lottery offers plenty of paid vacation days throughout the year.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Washington’s Birthday (Presidents’ Day)
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving*
  • Christmas*
  • 16 floating holiday hours

*Additional hours and days vary each year.

Health Benefits

We want our employees to be on top of their game. So to make sure that our team is in tip-top shape, the Virginia Lottery offers the Commonwealth of Virginia health benefits program, including Employee Assistance Programs. In addition, we provide sick, family and personal leave; short-term and long-term disability benefits as well as a long-term care program for our full-time employees.

Life Insurance

We offer basic life insurance coverage at no cost to the employee. Employees are eligible to purchase additional optional coverage for employee and family members.

Voluntary Benefits

Lottery employees can also receive a variety of other optional benefits including the Voluntary Group Long-Term Care Insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, wellness program, tuition assistance, and options for flexible work schedule and teleworking.


Virginia Lottery employees can reap the rewards of hard work for years to come. Full-time salaried employees will automatically receive a membership in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS). VRS provides a hybrid retirement plan and defined benefit retirement plans. Plan eligibility for each is determined by VRS membership date and employee type. In each plan, the Lottery makes employer contributions that fund defined retirement benefits and members contribute five percent of their own semi-monthly salaries on a pre-tax basis to their individual member accounts.

Professional Growth

Professional growth and development is an ongoing activity and is required to be effective in our ever-changing environment. The Lottery provides many options for employees to create personalized professional development plans. These opportunities include e-learning, cohort programs for leaders at all levels, and managerial development programs.

Team Building

At the Virginia Lottery, we collaborate and encourage our people to work and play as a team. Many of our departments hold annual team building retreats. Retreats in the past have included community service and other social events that help employees build communication, trust, and understanding among their co-workers.

Fun Perks

Working for the Virginia Lottery has its perks. In order to promote and sell our products, we participate in several fun outdoor activities throughout the year, including festivals, races, and sporting events. We also enjoy getting together to celebrate company milestones and have celebrations to recognize service anniversaries.

Rewarding work for a great cause

Every time you play the Virginia Lottery, kids across the commonwealth are the real winners. All Lottery profits go to the K-12 public schools in Virginia. In Fiscal Year 2019, the Lottery generated nearly $650 million for K-12 public schools.

Check to see what Virginia Lottery jobs are available

To see what openings the Lottery has available, go to the Agencies section of the current job openings page, which lists opportunities across Virginia. Scroll down to VA Lottery, and highlight that section. Then hit the Search button. You will find all the current openings.

Click on the View Details button below each listing to learn more about each opportunity.

Work at locations across Virginia

Looking for a job in a certain area of the commonwealth? You might be able to find an opportunity that matches your skills and stay within an area where you want to live.

When you work for the Virginia Lottery, you get a job where you can actually have fun. How many people can say that?

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