Washington, D.C. Lottery: Results, Winning Numbers, & Fun Facts!

By Kate Loyola
Last Updated: July 16, 2019
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Washington, DC Lottery Results and Winning Numbers
GameWinning NumbersDetails
Powerball
Regular Numbers
10
13
30
51
69
Powerball
10
Power Play
2
Jackpot
$149,000,000
Draw Date
Next Draw
Mega Millions
Regular Numbers
07
27
31
34
51
Mega Ball
05
Megaplier
3
Jackpot
$70,000,000
Draw Date
Next Draw
DC 5 Evening
Regular Numbers
6
4
9
2
2
Draw Date
Next Draw
DC 4 Evening
Regular Numbers
0
6
9
8
Draw Date
Next Draw
DC 3 Evening
Regular Numbers
3
5
7
Draw Date
Next Draw
Lucky For Life
Regular Numbers
02
11
13
19
27
Lucky Ball
08
Draw Date
Next Draw
DC 2 Midday
Regular Numbers
1
4
Draw Date
Next Draw
DC 5 Midday
Regular Numbers
6
3
6
0
2
Draw Date
Next Draw
DC 4 Midday
Regular Numbers
3
5
6
3
Draw Date
Next Draw
DC 3 Midday
Regular Numbers
2
3
2
Draw Date
Next Draw
DC 2 Evening
Regular Numbers
3
6
Draw Date
Next Draw

About the Washington, DC Lottery

The Washington, DC Lottery started in 1982. It was one of the first members of the US’ Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL).

Like states such as Louisiana and Connecticut, the DC Lottery’s proceeds go to the district’s general fund. These are then distributed among different services such as public safety, housing, and education. The DC Lottery also runs a Charitable Games division that licenses charitable gaming activities like Bingo and Raffle to local nonprofits.

Since its inception, the DC Lottery has paid out over $3 billion in prizes. It has also raised more than $2 billion for the district’s general fund. Through its charitable gaming licenses, it has also helped nonprofits raise over $131 million for various social causes.

DC Lottery Tickets

The DC Lottery only allows you to buy tickets in person at any of the authorized DC Lottery retailers throughout the district. Tickets cannot be sold through mail or online.

Can I buy DC Lottery tickets online?

Unfortunately, no. The DC Lottery doesn’t allow the sale of official lottery tickets through the internet.

DC Lottery Tickets Payment Methods

The DC Lottery limits all transactions to cash.

Washington, DC Lottery Games and Drawing Schedules

Lucky for Life

Aside from Powerball and Mega Millions, The DC Lottery also offers another multi-state game: Lucky for Life. Other states that participate in the game include North Dakota, Nebraska, and Idaho.

To play, you must pick 5 numbers from 1-48 plus a Lucky Ball number from 1-18. A jackpot win gives you $1,000 a day for life — all you need to do is match all 6 winning numbers. The second prize win, meanwhile, gives you $25,000 a week for life. You can win this by matching all 5 regular numbers but not the Lucky Ball.

Lucky for Life draws take place every Monday and Thursday at 10:38 PM.

DC-5

DC-5 is one of the DC Lottery’s bigger draw games. It runs twice a day and offers a jackpot of $50,000 for each draw. Your highest possible prize amount, however, depends on the type of wager you make.

To play, you must pick 5 numbers, each from 0-9. Then, you must select a draw type (day, evening, or both) and choose from the following playstyles:

  • Straight: You must match the winning numbers in the exact order.
  • Box: You can match the winning numbers in any order.
  • Front/Back Pair: You play 2 numbers instead of the usual five. Depending on whether you chose to play Front or Back Four, these must match the first or last four numbers in exact order.
  • Front/Back Three: You play 3 numbers instead of the usual five. Depending on whether you chose to play Front or Back Three, these must match the first or last four numbers in exact order.
  • Front/Back Four: You play 4 numbers instead of the usual five. Depending on whether you chose to play Front or Back Four, these must match the first or last four numbers in exact order.

DC-4

The DC-4 lottery runs twice a day and offers a jackpot of $5,000 for each draw. However, like the DC-5 game, your wager determines how large a prize you can win.

To play, you must select 4 numbers, each from 0-9. Then, you must select a draw type (day, evening, or both) and choose from the following playstyles:

  • Straight: You must match the winning numbers in the exact order.
  • Box: You can match the winning numbers in any order.
  • Straight/Box: You can match the winning numbers in exact or any order.
  • Front/Back Three: You play 3 numbers instead of the usual five. Depending on whether you chose to play Front or Back Three, these must match the first or last four numbers in exact order.

DC-3

Like the other DC Lottery games, the DC-3 lottery runs twice a day. Each draw features a jackpot of $500 for each draw. However, the maximum amount you can win depends on how much you bet and the playstyle you choose.

To play, you must choose a number from 000 to 999. Then, you must pick a draw type (day, evening, or both) and choose from the following playstyles:

  • Straight: You must match the winning numbers in the exact order.
  • Box: You can match the winning numbers in any order.
  • Straight/Box: You can match the winning numbers in exact or any order.
  • Combo: You play all possible Straight combinations for your chosen numbers.
  • Front Pair/Back Pair: You select 2 numbers (instead of 3). These must match the first 2 or the last 2 winning numbers in exact order.

DC-2

The DC-2 lottery runs twice a day. You can win up to $50 with each draw. However, your bet amount and playstyle determines the maximum amount you can win.

To play, you must select two numbers, each from 0-9. Then, you must choose a draw type (day, evening, or both) and pick from the following playstyles:

  • Straight: You must match the winning numbers in the exact order.
  • Box: You can match the winning numbers in any order.
  • Straight/Box: You can match the winning numbers in exact or any order.
  • Combo: You play all possible Straight combinations for your chosen numbers.
  • Front/Back Number: You select 1 number (instead of 2). This must match the first or the last winning number in exact order.

Washington, DC Lottery Game Schedules

Lucky for LifeMondays and Thursdays10:38 PM
DC-5Every day1:50 PM (day) and 7:50 PM (night)
DC-4Every day1:50 PM (day) and 7:50 PM (night)
DC-3Every day1:50 PM (day) and 7:50 PM (night)
DC-2Every day1:50 PM (day) and 7:50 PM (night)

Notable Winners of Washington, DC Lotteries

Here are some of the DC Lottery’s notable winners for 2018 and 2019:

  • An office lottery group called “This Pool Is Reserved” won $25,000 a year for life playing Lucky for Life
  • Theresa Stephens of Washington, DC won $110,200 playing DC-4
  • Anthony Wesley from Virginia won $24,644 playing DC Fast Play

Scratch-off games have also seen many big wins:

  • Arnaldo Guerrero of Northeast, DC won $250,000 playing DC Scratchers
  • Sara Fernandez of Washington, DC won $250,000 playing DC Scratchers
  • Lewis Hollins won $500,000 playing the Neighborhoods second chance game
  • Mesfin Asmare won $1,000,000 playing DC Scratchers

Washington, DC Lottery Instant Games

DC Lottery Scratcher Games

The DC Lottery offers prizes of up to $1 million depending on the scratch game you choose to play. Scratch cards are available at the following price points:

  • $1
  • $2
  • $3
  • $5
  • $10
  • $20
  • $30

DC Lottery Instant Win Games

The DC Lottery runs two main instant win games, DC Fast Play and TAP-N-PLAY. Both simply require you to buy a print-out ticket, which you can check for any winning combinations. You can select from a variety of games with different themes and possible prizes.

You can buy DC Fast Play tickets through any authorized retailer or MP terminal. Meanwhile, TAP-N-PLAY games are available exclusively at MP terminals.

DC Lottery KENO and Monitor Games

The DC Lottery offers three types of monitor games, which are fast, simple draw games that flash randomly selected winning numbers every 4 minutes. These games can offer prizes of up to $1 million, depending on the game and your chosen numbers/play style.

Here are the monitor games you can choose from:

  • KENO: You can choose to play from 1-10 spots, filling your chosen spots with numbers from 1-80. The more spots you play, the bigger the prizes you could win.
  • Race2Riches: This is an interactive game akin to California’s Daily Derby or Kansas’ Racetrax. You choose which horses you think will win and in what order. You can win up to $1 million depending on how many winning matches you get.
  • The Lucky One: You can choose from three playstyles: number selection (your chosen number must match the winning draw); Hi/Low (you predict whether the winning number is Hi [19-36] or Low [1-18]); or Odd/Even (you predict whether the winning number is odd or even). Prizes vary depending on your chosen playstyle.

Washington, DC Lottery Second Chances

What is Second Chance?

By playing second chance games, you get another shot at winning prizes with your non-winning draw game tickets or scratch cards. You simply enter your non-winning tickets and wait for the draw outcomes. Which tickets are eligible, the frequency of second-chance draws, and the prizes on offer all depend on the lottery operator.

To learn more, check out our article on second chance games.

How does Second Chance work for the DC Lottery?

The DC Lottery regularly runs second-chance draws for non-winning scratcher tickets. However, the list of eligible scratch games varies depending on the season.

You must be a member of the DC Lottery Players’ Club to join second chance draws. You can register for an account through the DC Lottery website.

Information on the Washington, DC Lottery

Washington, DC Lottery Office

Washington, DC’s Office of Lottery and Charitable Games has its offices at  2235 Shannon Place, S.E. Washington, D.C. 20020-5731.

Washington, DC Lottery Customer Support

You can call the Washington, DC Lottery at (202) 645-8000. You can reach the Maryland Lottery by phone at (410) 230-8800.

You can also send an email through the DC Lottery official website’s contact form. The office strives to answer inquiries within 48 hours.

Washington, DC Lottery Social Accounts

The Washington, DC Lottery’s official social media accounts publish news and information about the lottery, including games, jackpots, and promotions:

Washington, DC Lottery Apps and Technology

The DC Lottery has a full-featured mobile app for iOS and Android users. Though you can’t play lottery games directly through the app, you can take advantage of plenty of other convenient features such as:

  • Up-to-date jackpot amounts and winning numbers
  • A ticket scanner to check if your tickets have won
  • Referral and click-through rewards, coupon redemption, and other promotions
  • An authorized retailer locator