District of Columbia Lottery Results (DC)

Get the most recent results for all District of Columbia Lottery Draws

District of Columbia lottery results and winning numbers
  • latest DC 2 Evening lottery result

    Latest DC 2 Evening result:
    Sunday, May 26, 2024

    1. 7
    2. 4

    Next draw
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    Fixed jackpot

  • latest DC 2 Midday lottery result

    Latest DC 2 Midday result:
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    1. 8
    2. 2

    Next draw
    Tuesday, May 28, 2024

    Fixed jackpot

  • latest DC 3 Evening lottery result

    Latest DC 3 Evening result:
    Sunday, May 26, 2024

    1. 0
    2. 2
    3. 9

    Next draw
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    Fixed jackpot

  • latest DC 3 Midday lottery result

    Latest DC 3 Midday result:
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    1. 7
    2. 2
    3. 5

    Next draw
    Tuesday, May 28, 2024

    Fixed jackpot

  • latest DC 4 Evening lottery result

    Latest DC 4 Evening result:
    Sunday, May 26, 2024

    1. 2
    2. 5
    3. 1
    4. 3

    Next draw
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    Fixed jackpot

  • latest DC 4 Midday lottery result

    Latest DC 4 Midday result:
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    1. 0
    2. 3
    3. 2
    4. 9

    Next draw
    Tuesday, May 28, 2024

    Fixed jackpot

  • latest DC 5 Evening lottery result

    Latest DC 5 Evening result:
    Sunday, May 26, 2024

    1. 2
    2. 6
    3. 7
    4. 3
    5. 0

    Next draw
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    Fixed jackpot

  • latest DC 5 Midday lottery result

    Latest DC 5 Midday result:
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    1. 5
    2. 7
    3. 9
    4. 1
    5. 0

    Next draw
    Tuesday, May 28, 2024

    Fixed jackpot

  • latest Lucky For Life lottery result

    Latest Lucky For Life result:
    Sunday, May 26, 2024

    1. 02
    2. 17
    3. 25
    4. 26
    5. 43
    6. 02

    Next draw
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    Fixed jackpot

  • latest MEGA Millions lottery result

    Latest MEGA Millions result:
    Friday, May 24, 2024

    1. 46
    2. 54
    3. 56
    4. 67
    5. 70
    6. 16
    7. Megaplier: x3

    Next draw
    Tuesday, May 28, 2024

    Jackpot total
    $489,000,000

  • latest Powerball lottery result

    Latest Powerball result:
    Saturday, May 25, 2024

    1. 06
    2. 33
    3. 35
    4. 36
    5. 64
    6. 24
    7. Power Play: x3

    Next draw
    Monday, May 27, 2024

    Jackpot total
    $131,000,000

2024 STRATEGIES

Lottery strategies for Pick 3, Pick 4, Mega Millions, Powerball and more!
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Games and Advanced Draws

The main lottery games you can play in District of Columbia, click a link for results and more information.

GAME PRIZE NUMBER FORMAT ADVANCED DRAWS
DC-2 (Midday) Fixed 2 (from 0-9) up to 7
DC-2 (Evening) Fixed 2 (from 0-9) up to 7
DC-3 (Midday) Fixed 3 (from 0-9) up to 7
DC-3 (Evening) Fixed 3 (from 0-9) up to 7
DC-4 (Midday) Fixed 4 (from 0-9) up to 7
DC-4 (Evening) Fixed 4 (from 0-9) up to 7
DC-5 (Midday) Fixed 5 (from 0-9) up to 7
DC-5 (Evening) Fixed 5 (from 0-9) up to 7
Lucky for Life Fixed 5 (from 1-48) + 1 (from 1-18) up to 20
Mega Millions Jackpot 5 (from 1-70) + 1 (from 1-25) up to 20
Powerball Jackpot 5 (from 1-69) + 1 (from 1-26) up to 20

Games Overview

DC DC-2

DC-2

Players select two numbers from 0 to 9 and can choose from various playstyles. Drawings are held twice daily providing frequent opportunities to win cash prizes by matching their chosen numbers.

DC DC-3

DC-3

Select three numbers from 0 to 9 and choose from different playstyles for twice daily drawings allowing players to win prizes by accurately matching their selected numbers with the winning ones.

DC DC-4

DC-4

A daily lottery game that offers players the chance to win by selecting four numbers from 0 to 9 and choosing their preferred playstyle. With two daily drawings participants can win cash prizes by matching their numbers with the winning combination.

DC DC-5

DC-5

DC-5 adds an extra digit to the mix so players choose five numbers from 0 to 9 and can select their playstyle. Daily drawings provide opportunities to win prizes by matching their numbers in precise or any order.

DC Lucky for Life

Lucky for Life

A multi-state lottery game available in the District of Columbia where players select five numbers from 1 to 48 and one "Lucky Ball" number from 1 to 18. The game offers the chance to win a top prize of $1,000 a day for life.

DC Mega Millions

Mega Millions

Another multi-state lottery game played in DC known for its enormous jackpots. Players choose five numbers from 1 to 70 and a Mega Ball number from 1 to 25. It consistently offers some of the largest lottery prizes in the United States.

DC Powerball

Powerball

Renowned for its massive jackpots players select five numbers from 1 to 69 and a Powerball number from 1 to 26. It consistently produces some of the largest lottery prizes globally.

Game Schedule Times

Never miss a draw again with all the District of Columbia lottery draw times. Shown in local time and Sales Stop in ().

GAME SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
DC-2 (Midday) 1:50 p.m.
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DC-2 (Evening) 7:50 p.m.
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DC-3 (Midday) 1:50 p.m.
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DC-3 (Evening) 7:50 p.m.
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DC-4 (Midday) 1:50 p.m.
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DC-4 (Evening) 7:50 p.m.
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DC-5 (Midday) 1:50 p.m.
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DC-5 (Evening) 7:50 p.m.
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Lucky for Life 10:38 p.m.
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Mega Millions     11:00 p.m.
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    11:00 p.m.
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Powerball   10:59 p.m.
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How to Buy District of Columbia Lottery Tickets

If you would like to play any of the DC lottery games you will need to buy a ticket from an authorized retailer so look out for the official lottery logo. Here are the current ticket prices:

GAME COST TO PLAY
DC-2 start at $0.50
DC-3 $0.50 or $1
DC-4 $0.50 or $1
DC-5 $0.50 or $1
Lucky for Life $2
Mega Millions $2 (+$1 optional Megaplier)
Powerball $3

Please note in order to purchase any of the tickets above you will need to be at leaset 18 years old.

How to Claim District of Columbia Lottery Prizes

Claim up to $600 win or free plays

  • Method 1 – Visit the nearest authorized retailer to claim instantly. Most retailers such as convenience stores and garages will hold enough in reserve to pay you your full amount in person.
  • Method 2 – Mail your winning ticket to the DC Headquarters having signed it first along with a copy of your ID as requested.

Claim over $600 up to $5,000

  • Method 1 – Visit one of the Retailer Plus locations listed on this page.
  • Method 2 – Complete a claim form and mail it along with your signed ticket, ID copy and Social Security Card to the DC Lottery Prize Center.

Claim more than $5,000

  • Method 1 – Visit the DC Lottery Prize Center having called first to make an appointment. Be sure to bring your signed ticket, competed claim form, original social security card and some photo ID.
  • Method 2 – Mail your claim form, photo ID, Social Security Card and signed original winning ticket to the DC Lottery Prize Center.

Claim Center & Claim Form

Download a claim form and a copy of a valid ID, then send to or visit:

DC Office of Lottery and Charitable Games
2235 Shannon Pl SE,
Washington, DC 20020

Phone: +1 202-645-8000
Open: Mon - Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Web: dclottery.com/

Download Claim Form

All District of Columbia Claim Centers

DC Lottery Prize Center

2235 Shannon Place, SE,
Washington, DC 20020

Open: Mon-Fri - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: +1 202-645-8000
Map: Location and Directions

Barmy Wines & Liquors

1912 L St,
Washington, DC 20036

Open: Mon-Thu - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Fri-Sat - 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Sun - 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Phone: +1 202-833-8730
Map: Location and Directions

Avondale Coffee Shop

1909 Michigan Ave,
Washington, DC 20018

Open: Mon-Sun - unknown

Phone: +1 202-529-4854
Map: Location and Directions

Metro Wine & Spirit

1726 Columbia Rd,
Washington, DC 20009

Open: Mon-Sat - 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sun - 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Phone: +1 202-265-5066
Map: Location and Directions

Tenley Market

4326 Wisconsin Ave,
Washington, DC 20016

Open: Mon-Sat - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sun - 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Phone: +1 202-363-8683
Map: Location and Directions

Takoma Park Liquors

6200 Eastern Ave,
Washington, DC 20011

Open: Mon-Thu - 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Fri-Sat - 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Sun - 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Phone: +1 202-526-1086
Map: Location and Directions

Patron Convenience Store

3235 Pennsylvania Ave,
Washington, DC 20020

Open: Mon-Sat - 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sun - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: +1 202-575-0167
Map: Location and Directions

Georgia Ave Foodbarn

6205 Georgia Ave,
Washington, DC 20011

Open: Mon-Sun - unknown

Phone: +1 202-726-4350
Map: Location and Directions

Tips and Strategies

By incorporating these expanded strategies into your DC Lottery play you'll not only increase your chances of winning but also ensure that you're playing responsibly and enjoying the experience to the fullest.

  • Analyze Past Draws Researching past winning numbers and patterns can be a valuable strategy so analyzing this data can help you refine your number selections and increase your odds of success.
  • Avoid Predictable Numbers Broaden your number choices by steering clear of predictable sequences such as birthdays or anniversaries. By selecting a wider range of numbers you increase your chances of hitting a unique combination that others might overlook.
  • Post-Jackpot Play Consider playing after a significant jackpot win as subsequent jackpots might be larger. Big wins can lead to increased ticket sales resulting in more substantial jackpots in subsequent draws.
  • Stay Positive Maintaining a positive mindset is essential so remember that every ticket you purchase holds a chance to win.
  • Payment Options For larger jackpots educate yourself about the pros and cons of choosing a lump sum payout versus an annuity. Consider factors like your financial goals and tax implications when making this decision.
  • Online Convenience Exploring online ticket purchase options where available streamlines the entire process. It offers the convenience of purchasing tickets from the comfort of your home or on the go.
  • Ticket Variety Experimenting with tickets of different price ranges can be a strategic move. Higher-priced tickets often offer better odds of winning significant prizes.
  • Explore Game Variety The DC Lottery offers a diverse range of games each with its unique odds and gameplay. Exploring different games adds excitement and variety to your lottery experience.
  • Master the Odds Understanding the winning odds for each game is key to making informed selections. Take the time to study and compare these odds.
  • Second Chances Second-chance drawings provide an additional opportunity to win so even if your initial ticket doesn't yield a prize participating in these drawings gives you another chance.
  • Prize Tiers Understanding the prize structures of each game is crucial. Beyond the jackpot there are various prize tiers offering different but still substantial rewards.
  • Stay Informed Staying up-to-date with Idaho Lottery news and promotions can enhance your overall lottery experience so lookout for new games, special offers and opportunities to maximize your chances of winning.
  • Play Responsibly Setting a budget is essential to ensure you're having fun while playing the lottery. Determine how much you can comfortably spend on tickets without impacting your financial well-being.
  • Time Management It's not just about how much you spend but also how much time you devote to playing the lottery. Establishing time limits prevents excessive play that might interfere with other important aspects of your life.
  • Claim Prizes Promptly If you're fortunate enough to win it's vital to claim your prize within the stipulated timeframe. Failing to do so could mean missing out on your well-deserved winnings.

Recent District of Columbia Lottery Winners' Stories

Looking to join the hundreds of recent winners? Here are some motivational DC lottery winners' stories:

  • $50,000 - DC 5 - Washington Wine & Liquors:
    Johnnie Johnson III a lifelong resident of Washington D.C. who works in the transportation industry achieved his dream prize amount with a remarkable $50,000 win in the DC 5 game!
  • $25,000 - DC 5 - Meade Wine & Liquors:
    A delighted resident of the Washington metro area and an avid DC 5 player couldn't contain her joy as she proudly claimed her $25,000 victory. At first she thought she had made a mistake but to her surprise she discovered that she was indeed the lucky winner of the DC 5 top prize!
  • $50,400 - Powerball - July 2023:
    An interior designer hailing from Washington DC scored a remarkable $50,400 playing Powerball. It all began when her husband was inspired by the prospect of a history-making $1 Billion jackpot.
  • $25,000 - DC 5 - June 2023:
    Hailing from the District of Columbia and a devoted player of DC-5, Vattel recently achieved a remarkable milestone by securing a $25,000 prize marking his most significant victory thus far. His winning combination was ingeniously based on his birthdate.
  • $25,000 - DC 5 - June 2023:
    A dedicated waste management worker in Washington DC struck gold and won a remarkable $25,000 while playing DC 5. As for his plans with the newfound fortune Mr. Gillis expressed his heartfelt intentions saying "I'm going to give it all to my wife.

Lottery Tax Guide

The DC Lottery withholds money from winnings over $5,000 to cover taxes. If you are not from the U.S. you will pay more federal taxes. Here's a breakdown of taxes explained:

PRIZE/RESIDENCY STATE TAX FEDERAL TAX TOTAL TAX
More than $5,000
U.S. Citizens & Residents
8.5% 24% 32.5%
More than $5,000
Non-U.S. Citizens & Residents
0% 30% 30%

Note: In accordance with Federal regulations all prizes of $600 and over will be reported to the IRS.

About District of Columbia Lottery

Since its establishment it has offered a diverse range of games while contributing to education, social welfare, and public projects.

Facts

  1. The DC Lottery was founded with a mission to enhance the lives of Washington, D.C. residents.
  2. The esteemed "Winning for Life" game offers not only monetary rewards but also the potential for unforgettable lifetime experiences.
  3. Washington D.C.'s participation in multi-state games like Mega Millions and Powerball since 2010 has allowed players to pursue extraordinary jackpots.
  4. Over the years substantial funds have been generated to support education, public welfare and community enhancement projects.
  5. Convenient online ticket purchasing and gameplay ensure easy access for players.

History

  • 1982: The District of Columbia Lottery is established.
  • 1996: Embraces the multi-state lottery concept with "Lotto DC".
  • 2010: Becomes a part of the Mega Millions and Powerball phenomenon.
  • Present: With an exciting assortment of draw games, scratch-offs and participation in multi-state ventures the DC Lottery remains committed to advancing education and community initiatives.

Location

Situated in the heart of the United States Washington D.C. is a city known for its historical significance and vibrant culture.

Surrounded by Maryland and Virginia, Washington D.C. the city's diverse population with residents hailing from across the globe contributes to its unique character. Washington, D.C.'s iconic landmarks including the National Mall and the White House make it a symbol of democracy and history.

Charitable Contributions

The District of Columbia Lottery goes beyond providing thrilling gaming experiences; it plays a vital role in supporting charitable causes within the city.

The proceeds from lottery ticket sales contribute to various programs in education, healthcare and community development. Charities and projects benefiting from these funds include schools, healthcare facilities and initiatives that aid underserved communities.

Every lottery ticket purchased makes a positive impact on these worthy causes highlighting the meaningful role of participating in the DC Lottery.

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