District of Columbia (DC) Lottery - Winning Numbers & Results (2024)

District of Columbia Lottery COVID-19 update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, operating hours for District of Columbia Lottery offices and the claiming process may change at any time. While we are continually monitoring the latest updates provided by the lottery operators, we recommend that you contact your local lottery office to get the most up-to-date information before claiming a prize. We appreciate your patience during this time.


Game NamePrize TypeNumbers
DC-2 Mid-dayTop Prize2 from 0-9
DC-2 EveningTop Prize2 from 0-9
DC-3 Mid-dayTop Prize3 from 0-9
DC-3 EveningTop Prize3 from 0-9
DC-3 NightTop Prize3 from 0-9
DC-4 Mid-dayTop Prize4 from 0-9
DC-4 EveningTop Prize4 from 0-9
DC-4 NightTop Prize4 from 0-9
DC-5 Mid-dayTop Prize5 from 0-9
DC-5 EveningTop Prize5 from 0-9
PowerballJackpot5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-26
Mega MillionsJackpot5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-25
Lucky for LifeTop Prize5 from 1-48 + 1 from 1-18

Game schedule

Advanced draws

GameAdvanced Draws
DC-2 Mid-dayup to 7
DC-2 Eveningup to 7
DC-3 Mid-dayup to 7
DC-3 Eveningup to 7
DC-3 Nightup to 7
DC-4 Mid-dayup to 7
DC-4 Eveningup to 7
DC-4 Nightup to 7
DC-5 Mid-dayup to 7
DC-5 Eveningup to 7
Powerballup to 20
Mega Millionsup to 20
Lucky for Lifeup to 20

Claiming prizes

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
Lobby Level
2235 Shannon Place
S.E. Washington, DC 20020

Keep a copy of all claim documents for your records.

Options for claiming

Claim centers

Tax information

The DC Lottery withholds a percentage of certain lottery winnings for federal and state taxes.

Here are the taxes withheld from lottery prizes for U.S. citizens or residents of the District of Columbia.

DC Lottery tax withholdings on winnings for U.S. citizens or residents
Over $5,000State Tax*8.5%
Federal Tax24%
Total: 32.5%

*If the winner is a resident of a different state, that state's tax regulations will apply instead.

If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or resident, the DC Lottery wildholds a greater portion for federal taxes.

DC Lottery tax withholdings on winnings for non-U.S. citizens or non-residents
Over $5,000State Tax0%
Federal Tax30%
Total: 30%

About the District of Columbia Lottery

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.

Since its inception, the DC Lottery has contributed to the district's general fund, which provides for numerous city services, including education, parks, and housing. 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.



(202) 645-8000

Postal address

Office of Lottery and Gaming Prize Center: Lobby Level, 2235 Shannon Place, S.E., Washington, DC 20020-5731


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In the District of Columbia, you must be 18 or older to purchase lottery tickets.

You can play Mega Millions, Lucky for Life, Powerball, DC-2, DC-3, DC-4, and DC-5.

You have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim your lottery winnings.

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.

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Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

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