District of Columbia Lottery Results

Latest District of Columbia lottery results for POWERBALL ✔, MEGA MILLIONS ✔, LUCKY FOR LIFE DC ✔, DC 2 ✔, DC 4 ✔, DC 3 ✔, DC 5 ✔. Find all the information about lotteries in District of Columbia. Check your ticket or search past draws if you won the jackpot.

District of Columbia Winning Numbers

World Lotteries

District of Columbia Lottery Games

Founded in June 1982, the District of Columbia Lottery & Charitable Games Control Board, known as the DC Lottery, offers a wide range of multi-jurisdictional and locally run games, including opportunities to win significant sums of money every day.

Proceeds from the DC Lottery go to the DC General Fund, to support essential services such as education, parks and recreation, public safety and housing.

Powerball

Powerball is a world-famous lottery renowned for its long odds and often lucrative jackpots.

Powerball tickets cost $2.00, with players choosing five numbers between 1 and 69 plus a Powerball number between 1 and 26. Players can choose their numbers manually or go for a Quick Pick. A Power Play option is also available, costing $1.00 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times.

Mega Millions

Mega Millions is another world-renowned lottery that is even harder to win than Powerball, but with a very similar format.

As with Powerball, tickets cost $2.00.

Players must choose five numbers between 1 and 70 and a Mega Ball number between 1 and 25, with a Quick Pick option also being available for those wishing to play with random selections. Mega Millions has an additional Megaplier option for $1.00 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times.

Lucky for Life

Lucky for Life is a popular lottery game played across 23 states and the District of Columbia, giving players the chance to win $1,000 a day (paid out as $365,000 annually) for the rest of their lives, or the option to take home a lump sum of $5.75 million.

Tickets cost $2.00, with players choosing five main numbers from 1 to 48 and a Lucky Ball number between 1 and 18. Quick Pick is also available for those who prefer to play with random selections.

DC Keno

DC Keno has multiple entry and player-based stake options, including the opportunity to enhance the base prize by adding a prize multiplier.

Players decide on how many numbers they wish to match from 1 to 10, before choosing their corresponding selections between 1 and 80. Quick Picks are available for players who prefer to enter with random selections. Participants must then choose to stake $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00 or $10.

Players can also add the KENO SPIN prize multiplier to double their stake. This KENO SPIN multiplier is chosen before each draw, with multipliers of up to 10 available.

Note that the maximum available prize is $1 million, irrespective of initial stakes and bonus multipliers.

DC-5

DC-5 is a Pick 5 game, with entry costing $0.50 or $1.00.

Players must choose five numbers from 0 to 9, and because each number is chosen independently, players can make repeat selections if desired. Players then select the type of bet they wish to place, with exact order, any order, front and back pair, front and back three, and front and back four options available.

Race2Riches

Race2Riches is an interactive lottery based on horse racing, with entries starting at $1.00.

After selecting a type of bet, players can choose the winning horse or the second-placed horse, the first two horses in correct order, or the first three horses in correct finishing order. The jackpot can only be won by choosing the first three horses in the correct order, but various secondary prizes are available for the other types of bets.

Players can also add the Race2Riches Bonus option for $1.00, which multiplies all winnings.

DC-4

DC-4 is a Pick 4 game with multiple entry options, with the stake costing $0.50 or $1.00.

Players must choose four numbers from 0 to 9, and because each number is chosen independently, the same number can be chosen repeatedly if desired. Participants then choose whether to bet on matching their numbers in the order drawn, in any order, or to split a $1.00 stake equally between both options.

Alternatively, players can bet on matching just the front or back-three numbers in the correct order.

DC-3

DC-3 is a Pick 3 game with multiple entry options, for betting stakes of $0.50 or $1.00.

Players must choose three numbers from 0 to 9, and because each number is chosen independently, the same number can be chosen repeatedly if desired. Participants then choose to bet on matching numbers in the order drawn, in any order, or to split a $1.00 stake equally between both options.

There is also the option to choose a Combo entry for a ticket with every possible combination of the three player-chosen numbers, or to bet on matching just the first or last pairs of numbers in the correct order.

DC-2

DC-2 is a Pick 2 game with multiple entry options, with stakes of $0.50 and $1.00.

Players must choose two numbers from 0 to 9, and because both numbers are chosen independently, the same number can be chosen twice if desired. Participants then choose whether to bet on matching the numbers in the order drawn, in any order, or on matching the first or last numbers only.

The Lucky One

The Lucky One is a straightforward single-number lottery game, with entry starting at $1.00 and stakes of up to $50 available.

Players choose a single number between 1 and 36 or can go for a Quick Pick for a randomly chosen selection. Alternatively, participants can specify a randomly chosen odd or even number, or a high or low number.

DC Lottery Game Schedule

The table below provides an overview of the schedule for each District of Columbia lottery game.

Lottery Game MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Mega Millions 23:00 23:00
Powerball 23:00 23:00 23:00
Lucky for Life 22:40 22:40 22:40 22:40 22:40 22:40 22:40
DC Keno Every four minutes, from 06:00 to 02:00
DC-5 13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
Race2Riches Every four minutes, from 06:00 to 02:00
DC-4 13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
DC-3 13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
DC-2 13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
13:50
19:50
The Lucky One Every four minutes, from 06:00 to 02:00

DC Lottery Odds and Jackpots

Although DC-2 has the best odds, the most lucrative jackpots can be obtained through Mega Millions, Powerball and Lucky for Life.

Lottery Game Winning Odds Minimum Jackpot
Mega Millions 1 in 302,575,350 $40 million
Powerball 1 in 292,201,338 $40 million
Lucky for Life 1 in 30,821,472 $1,000 a day for life
($5.75 million if players take the lump-sum option)
DC Keno 1 in 8,911,711 $100,000
DC-5 1 in 100,000 $50,000
Race2Riches 1 in 47,619 $66
DC-4 1 in 10,000 $5,000
DC-3 1 in 1,000 $500
DC-2 1 in 100 $50
The Lucky One 1 in 36 $24

DC Lottery Advance Play Options

All DC Lottery games have Advance Play options, with the number of draws that can be entered at once being highlighted in the below table.

Lottery Game No. of Advance Draws Players Can Enter
DC-2 Up to 7
DC-3 Up to 7
DC-4 Up to 7
DC-5 Up to 7
Powerball Up to 20
Mega Millions Up to 20
Lucky for Life Up to 20
Race2Riches Up to 20
The Lucky One Up to 20
DC Keno Up to 20

DC Lottery Scratch-Offs

Known as DC Scratchers in the District of Columbia, multiple scratch-off prizes are available, with jackpots typically being proportional to the cost of the scratch-off itself. DC Lottery scratch-offs range inprice from $1.00 to $30, with jackpots ranging from $1,000 to $1 million!

Lower-priced games typically have winning odds of around 1 in 5, with the more lucrative games having winning odds of around 1 in 3.

Detailed information about scratch-offs, prize tiers, payouts and odds is available on the official DC Lottery website .

District of Columbia Lottery Tax Information

The tables below highlight taxes payable on District of Columbia Lottery prizes.

District of Columbia Lottery Taxes for U.S. citizens and residents amount to 32.95% on prizes exceeding $5,000, as detailed below.

Prize Value Tax Percentage
Over $5,000 State Taxes 8.95%
Federal Taxes 24%

Prize winners who are not resident in the District of Columbia will be taxed in accordance with the tax laws and rates of their home states.

District of Columbia Lottery Taxes for non-U.S. citizens or non-residents amount to 30% on all prizes exceeding $5,000, as detailed below.

Prize Value Tax Percentage
Over $5,000 Federal Taxes 30%

How to Claim DC Lottery Payouts

There are multiple ways to collect winnings in the District of Columbia.

Prizes of $599 or less can be claimed:

  • At DC Lottery retailers
  • By mail

Prizes between $600 and $5,000 can be claimed:

  • At any DC Lottery Retailer Plus location
  • By mail

Prizes exceeding $5,000 can be claimed:

  • At the DC Lottery Prize Center
  • By mail

Players who participate in Powerball or Mega Millions online will have winnings of up to $4,999 paid directly into their online lottery accounts.

All claims for prizes exceeding $600 must include the signed winning lottery ticket, a government-issued photo ID, a social security card and a completed Lottery and Gaming claim form . For players who claim by mail, copies of their ID and social security cards are sufficient.

How to Contact the DC Lottery

Operator Games Official Website Main Address Local Tel. No.
DC Lottery Powerball
Mega Millions
DC-2
DC-3
DC-4
DC-5
Lucky for Life
DC Keno
Race2Riches
The Lucky One
https://dclottery.com/ 2235 Shannon Place, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20020-5731,
USA
1-202-645-8000

Which District of Columbia Lottery scratch-off has the biggest jackpot?

Although the value of the most lucrative DC Lottery scratch-offs change on a periodic basis, the biggest jackpot on offer is typically around $1 million.

Can I buy DC Lottery tickets online?

Although District of Columbia residents can play Powerball and Mega Millions online, entry into all other games is only available via authorized retailers.

How much tax is paid on DC Lottery winnings?

Taxation on District of Columbia Lottery winnings depends on the residency and citizenship status of each player.

For U.S. citizens and residents, 32.95% tax is levied on all DC Lottery prizes over $5,000, of which 8.95% is state tax and 24% is federal tax.

For players who do not live in the District of Columbia, taxes will be levied on the basis of home-state tax laws.

Non-U.S. citizens or non-residents pay 30% federal tax on all prizes over $5,000.

How do DC Lottery winners get paid?

Some lottery games pay in regular instalments or lump sums, while others pay out lump sums only.

How long does it take to receive DC Lottery winnings?

All prizes claimed in person at DC Lottery Retailers, DC Lottery Retailer Plus locations and the DC Lottery Prize Center are paid out on the same day.

All prizes claimed by mail will be processed in the order received. Even though the District of Columbia Lottery does not specify a timeline for payouts, players can expect to wait up to a month for winnings.

Players who participate online will have prizes of up to $4,999 paid instantly into their lottery accounts, while larger prizes must be claimed by appointment at the DC Lottery Prize Center.

How is the $1,000 a day Lucky for Life jackpot paid out?

Players who win the Lucky for Life jackpot will receive annual payments of $365,000 for the rest of their lives, or a lump sum of $5.75 million.

If there are multiple Lucky for Life jackpot winners, a lump sum of $5.75 million will be split between all participants.

Lucky for Life annuity payouts are guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years, so if the winner dies before receiving 20 years of payouts, the remaining payments will go to their estate.