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DC Lottery Results

Find all the latest DC Lottery results from the nation’s capital! Just click on a link to view the latest winning numbers.

DC Lottery App

You can get all the latest winning numbers from games in the District of Columbia delivered straight to your phone or tablet with the convenient app. Visit the DC Lottery App page to download it for free.

Buying Lottery Tickets

The only DC games currently available to play outside of the USA are Powerball and Mega Millions. Find out more on the Tickets page.

DC Lottery Drawing Schedule

Find out exactly when each game is held and how late you can buy tickets:

Game Draw Days Draw Times* Ticket Sales Close At*
Powerball Wednesday & Saturday 10:59 PM 9:45 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 11:00 PM 10:45 PM
Lucky for Life Monday & Thursday 10:38 PM 9:30 PM
DC-2 Daily 1:50 PM & 7:50 PM 1:49 PM & 7:49 PM
DC-3 Daily 1:50 PM & 7:50 PM 1:49 PM & 7:49 PM
DC-4 Daily 1:50 PM & 7:50 PM 1:49 PM & 7:49 PM
DC-5 Daily 1:50 PM & 7:50 PM 1:49 PM & 7:49 PM
*Times are shown in ET. DC2, 3, 4 and 5 drawings occur immediately after ticket sales close.

Game Information

Games offered by the DC Lottery include Powerball, Mega Millions, and Lucky for Life. As well as these multi-state games, there are also a range of draws exclusively played in the District of Columbia.

With a top prize of $50 and the most favorable odds of any DC numbers draw game, DC-2 is a fan favorite. All the details are on the DC-2 dedicated page.

Three lucky numbers is all it takes to win up to $500, with nine ways to win a prize twice daily. Learn more on the DC-3 game page.

This four-digit draw game offers eleven ways to win and a grand prize of $5,000. Visit the DC-4 page for more information.

This District original offers 120 ways to win and a top prize of $50,000 cash for a winning straight bet. Check out the DC-5 game page.

Other Games

District residents can also play local games like Keno, Fast Play and Tap-N-Play, or take part in instant win games called Scratchers that can be purchased from authorized retailers throughout the District. Prizes can reach as high as $1 million and all you have to do to win big aside from beating the odds is scratch off the coating on the game. Pick up one today and see what happens!

Claiming DC Lottery Prizes

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there have been some changes in the way you claim prizes in the District of Columbia. You can find updates on our dedicated Coronavirus Lottery Updates page.

If you’ve won a DC Lottery prize, then you will have 180 days from the date of the drawing or from the announced close of game date (for Scratchers tickets). Any prizes left unclaimed after this period of time are allocated to the District’s General Fund.

Prizes of any amount may be claimed by mail – see below.

Prizes worth $600 or less can be claimed at any authorized retailer, or the Lottery Prize Center, which is located on the ground floor of 2235 Shannon Place, SE.

Prizes above $600 and up to $5,000 may be claimed at the Prize Center or a Retailer Plus location.

If you’ve won more than $5,000, you may claim at the Prize Center. Your payout will be subject to a federal withholding tax of 25 percent and D.C. taxes of 8.95 percent.

Claim a prize by mail

Prizes of any amount may be claimed by mail, but if you’ve won more than $5,000, please call the Prize Center at 202-645-8000 for information before sending your documents.

Mail the following to the lottery at the address below:

  1. Your original signed ticket
  2. A completed claim form
  3. A copy of your driver’s license, state-issued ID or passport
  4. A copy of your Social Security card

DC Lottery Prize Center
2235 Shannon Place, SE
Washington, DC 20020

Mail-in claims are paid out as checks.

History of the DC Lottery

The DC Lottery was established in 1982 and hit $3.5 million in sales during its first week. The district is a founding member of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), along with Iowa, Kansas, Oregon, Rhode Island and West Virginia. The group launched in 1987 and Lotto*America debuted in 1988. Mega Millions tickets went on sale in January 2010.

Revenue from the DC Lottery is allocated to the General Fund for the District. Since the Lottery was established, over $1.8 billion has been raised to provide valuable support to education, public safety, senior services and more.

Rules

You must be at least 18 years old to purchase DC Lottery tickets, but minors can receive lottery tickets as gifts.

Get the latest DC Lottery results and view game information, draw schedule and how to claim prizes.

How and Where to Claim DC Lottery Prizes

It’s easy to collect your prize. Claim locations vary by prize amount. Find out where you can claim your prize below.

Amount

Redeemable At

Any Office of Lottery and Gaming agent
Office of Lottery and Gaming Prize Center

More than $600, up to $5,000

Office of Lottery and Gaming Prize Center
Retailer Plus locations

Prize Amounts Above $5,000

Office of Lottery and Gaming Prize Center

Office of Lottery and Gaming Prize Center and Headquarters

Office of Lottery and Gaming Prize Center
Lobby Level
2235 Shannon Place, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20020

Prize Center Hours:
8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Bring Your ID to Claim Your Prize

For prizes claimed at the Office of Lottery and Gaming prize center and Retailer Plus locations, winners will need to present a primary and secondary form of identification.

Primary Identification

Bring one of the following:

  • State driver’s license
  • State-issued identification
  • United States passport

  • Social Security card

Claimant must present proof of Social Security number before claim can be processed, and all names on identification presented must be exactly the same. The DC Lottery prize center distributes prize amounts in the form of checks only.

We are Open!

Effective July, 31, 2020, the DC Office of Lottery and Gaming’s (DC Lottery) Prize Center (2235 Shannon Place, SE, Washington, DC) will be open to the public.

Winning Tickets that Expired between March 30 and July 31

On March 11, 2020 a Public Health Emergency was declared by the Mayor of the District of Columbia due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the ability of lottery prize winners to claim their prizes has been severely limited. Accordingly, the Executive Director of the Office of Lottery and Gaming (OLG) has authorized payment of prizes for lottery tickets that expired for a period of time beginning on the date the OLG’s Prize Center closed to the public (March 30, 2020) through July 31, 2020.

Players can redeem winning tickets up to $600 at any DC Lottery retailer and prizes up to $5,000 at the DC Lottery’s Retailer Plus locations throughout the city. Please note that lottery retailers are private businesses and may decide to alter their hours and schedules or may be closed.

Claim Your Prize by Mail

Prize claims of any amount can be mailed to the DC Lottery’s Prize Center. Players seeking to claim prizes over $5,000 should contact the Prize Center at 202-645-8000 for additional guidance.

To claim a ticket by mail, sign and fill out the information on the back of the ticket. Then complete a winner claim form , include a copy of your driver’s license, state-issued ID or passport and Social Security card, and send it in with the original winning ticket to:
DC Lottery Prize Center
2235 Shannon Place, SE
Washington, DC 20020

The DC Lottery is not responsible for tickets lost in the mail and recommends players use trackable mail services when sending in their winning ticket(s).

All mail-in claims for draw DC2, DC3, DC4, DC5, Powerball, Mega Millions, Keno, Race2Riches, and The Lucky One -style games must be postmarked within 180 days of the official winning draw date for that ticket. Mail-in claims for instant tickets must be postmarked within 180 days of the announced instant ticket end date.

All game drawings will continue to take place as scheduled.

Claim Period (Effective 10/1/2011)

Claim your prize before your ticket expires.

Game

Claim Period for Tickets Purchased after October 1, 2011

180 Days from the Date of the Draw

180 Days from the Date of the Draw

180 Days from the Date of the Draw

180 Days from the Date of the Draw

180 Days from the Date of the Draw

180 Days from the Date of the Draw

180 Days from the Date of the Draw

180 Days from the Date of the Draw

180 Days from the Date of the Draw

180 Days from the Date of the Draw

180 Days from the Date of the Draw

180 Days from the Date of the Draw

180 Days from the Official Close of Game
(Check the back of the ticket for the correct claim period.)

Save Some Time!

Fill out the Office of Lottery and Gaming claim form and attach your winning ticket to expedite your claims process.

Say Cheese!

Winners claiming a prize of $25,000 or more are required to have their photograph taken to complete the claim process and receive their Lottery prize.

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