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DC Lottery

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The DC Lottery offers a variety of exciting games of chance, including Powerball, Hot Lotto, DC Daily 6, and numerous instant scratch tickets. Since the DC Lottery began in 1982, it has contributed nearly $1.5 billion dollars to support District of Columbia services such as education, recreation and parks, public safety, housing, and senior and child services.

To play the DC Lottery, you must be 18 years of age or older.

Here is a summary of the games:

Instant Games

DC Lottery sells a variety of DC Scratchers, instant scratch lottery games where you can win cash prizes up to $125,000. Also DC Keno is a quick game that offers drawings every four minutes from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m., seven days a week with prizes up to $100,000.

DC Lucky Numbers

Top Prize: $500. The daily 3-digit lottery game has nine ways to win. Choose your own numbers, select the Quick Pick option or use a bet slip. You can wager $.50 or $1. DC Lottery draws winners day and night. Multi-draw and advance play options are available.

DC- 4

Top Prize: $5,000. This is a daily 4-digit lottery game with 11 ways to win. Choose your own numbers, select the Quick Pick option or use a bet slip. You can wager $.50 or $1. DC Lottery draws winners day and night. Multi-draw and advance play options are available.

POWERBALL

Jackpots start at $15 million. The multi-state lottery game is widely known because it offers a large payout. Drawings are broadcast on Wednesday and Saturday nights at 10:59 p.m. on DC NewsChannel 8. Players choose five numbers from 1 through 55, and then select one POWERBALL® number from 1 though 42. Players can select their own numbers or use the Quick Pick option. Each wager costs $1. Tickets may be purchased in advance.

DC Daily 6

Top Prize: $250,000. For each play, select 6 numbers from 1 to 39. Players choose their own numbers or use the Quick Pick option. Tickets may be purchased in advance. Two plays cost $1. Every evening, the DC Lottery draws 6 winning numbers. A Bonus Ball is drawn from the remaining 33 numbers. To win the top prize you must match the first 6 numbers drawn. The Bonus Ball does not apply to the top prize.

Rolling Cash 5

Jackpot starts at $20,000. Players choose 5 numbers from 1 to 35 or use the Quick Pick method. Each wager costs $1. The Jackpot rolls until it is won. Tickets can be purchased in advance.

HOT LOTTO

Jackpot starts at $1,000,000. Players select five numbers from 1 to 39 and one "Hot Ball" number, from 1 to 19 or use the Quick Pick method. Each wager costs $1. Tickets can be purchased in advance. The Jackpot grows until it is won.

To check for winning numbers, visit the DC Lottery website or call the Lot-line at (202) 678-3333 24 hours a day.

DC Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board
2101 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20020-5731
(202) 645-7900 or 645-8000

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