District of Columbia Lottery Numbers and Results
Looking for District of Columbia Lottery Numbers and Results? The DC Lottery was launched in 1982. and it made $3.5 million in tickets during its first week. The first game was called Match 3, and all 10 million tickets sold out in a few days. The DC Lottery is one of the founding members of the Multi-State Lottery. In 1987, the group launched Lotto America (now Powerball). The District of Columbia then added Mega Millions draws in 2010. Click here for the latest District of Columbia lottery numbers and results.
Since its inception, the DC Lottery has contributed to the district’s general fund, which provides for recreational spaces and services for minors and the elderly. In the District of Columbia, players must be 18 or older to purchase lottery tickets, but minors may receive lottery tickets and claim prizes if the ticket is a gift.
Can I buy lottery tickets in advance?
Yes. You can buy tickets in advance for all the lottery games available in the District of Columbia. Check out our Advanced Draws for further details.
Where and how can I claim my DC Lottery winnings?
Prizes of up to $600 can be claimed at any DC Lottery office or prize center. Prizes of over $600 up to $5,000 can be claimed at the Office of Lottery and Gaming Prize Center or any Retailer Plus location.
Prizes of over $5,000 can only be claimed at the Office of Lottery and Gaming Prize Center or by mailing a signed ticket to the center. All prizes can be claimed by mail using this method.
Before claiming any large lottery prize, we recommend that you consult with a lawyer or financial advisor as they can help you with the claim process.
Are DC Lottery prizes taxable?
Lottery winnings in the District of Columbia may be subject to local and federal income taxes. Winnings over $600 are reported to the IRS.
The DC Lottery also withholds taxes for certain prizes. See our Tax Information section for more details.
What happens if my ticket is stolen or lost?
The DC Lottery is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen tickets. Keep tickets in a safe place. Signing your ticket helps prove you own it in case you lose it.
Can I purchase tickets by mail, phone, or online?
In the District of Columbia, you can purchase tickets at authorized lottery retailers, or play DC-3, DC-4, DC-5, Lucky for Life, Powerball, and Mega Millions online.
Where do the DC Lottery funds go?
The majority of the funds transferred to the district’s general fund, which supports essential services including education, recreation and parks, public safety, housing, and senior and child services. Some of the funds also go to cover lottery administrative and operational expenses.
How old must I be to play the District of Columbia Lottery?
In the District of Columbia, you must be 18 or older to purchase lottery tickets.
What lottery games can I play in the District of Columbia?
You can play Mega Millions, Lucky for Life, Powerball, DC-2, DC-3, DC-4, and DC-5.
How long do I have to collect my winnings?
You have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim your lottery winnings.
Can I remain anonymous if I win a lottery prize?
No. The DC Lottery makes your name, winnings, game played, and residential area public.
We suggest that you consult a lawyer before claiming any big prizes, however, as it may be possible to claim your prize through a trust to retain anonymity.
Where can I find results for District of Columbia on a particular day of the week?
Use the following links to find results for the day you are looking for:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Here’s the process for claiming District of Columbia Lottery prizes.
In-person claims of $5,000 or more require an appointment. Call (202) 645-8000 to schedule your appointment.
To claim a prize by mail, send the signed winning ticket, a completed claim form, a copy of your Social Security card, and a copy of your ID to:
DC Lottery Claim Center
2235 Shannon Place
S.E. Washington, DC 20020
Keep a copy of all claim documents for your records.
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