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DC Lottery Results

Find all the latest DC Lottery results from the nation’s capital! Just click on a link to view the latest winning numbers.

DC Lottery App

You can get all the latest winning numbers from games in the District of Columbia delivered straight to your phone or tablet with the convenient app. Visit the DC Lottery App page to download it for free.

Buying Lottery Tickets

The only DC games currently available to play outside of the USA are Powerball and Mega Millions. Find out more on the Tickets page.

DC Lottery Drawing Schedule

Find out exactly when each game is held and how late you can buy tickets:

Game Draw Days Draw Times* Ticket Sales Close At*
Powerball Wednesday & Saturday 10:59 PM 9:45 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 11:00 PM 10:45 PM
Lucky for Life Monday & Thursday 10:38 PM 9:30 PM
DC-2 Daily 1:50 PM & 7:50 PM 1:49 PM & 7:49 PM
DC-3 Daily 1:50 PM & 7:50 PM 1:49 PM & 7:49 PM
DC-4 Daily 1:50 PM & 7:50 PM 1:49 PM & 7:49 PM
DC-5 Daily 1:50 PM & 7:50 PM 1:49 PM & 7:49 PM
*Times are shown in ET. DC2, 3, 4 and 5 drawings occur immediately after ticket sales close.

Game Information

Games offered by the DC Lottery include Powerball, Mega Millions, and Lucky for Life. As well as these multi-state games, there are also a range of draws exclusively played in the District of Columbia.

With a top prize of $50 and the most favorable odds of any DC numbers draw game, DC-2 is a fan favorite. All the details are on the DC-2 dedicated page.

Three lucky numbers is all it takes to win up to $500, with nine ways to win a prize twice daily. Learn more on the DC-3 game page.

This four-digit draw game offers eleven ways to win and a grand prize of $5,000. Visit the DC-4 page for more information.

This District original offers 120 ways to win and a top prize of $50,000 cash for a winning straight bet. Check out the DC-5 game page.

Other Games

District residents can also play local games like Keno, Fast Play and Tap-N-Play, or take part in instant win games called Scratchers that can be purchased from authorized retailers throughout the District. Prizes can reach as high as $1 million and all you have to do to win big aside from beating the odds is scratch off the coating on the game. Pick up one today and see what happens!

Claiming DC Lottery Prizes

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there have been some changes in the way you claim prizes in the District of Columbia. You can find updates on our dedicated Coronavirus Lottery Updates page.

If you’ve won a DC Lottery prize, then you will have 180 days from the date of the drawing or from the announced close of game date (for Scratchers tickets). Any prizes left unclaimed after this period of time are allocated to the District’s General Fund.

Prizes of any amount may be claimed by mail – see below.

Prizes worth $600 or less can be claimed at any authorized retailer, or the Lottery Prize Center, which is located on the ground floor of 2235 Shannon Place, SE.

Prizes above $600 and up to $5,000 may be claimed at the Prize Center or a Retailer Plus location.

If you’ve won more than $5,000, you may claim at the Prize Center. Your payout will be subject to a federal withholding tax of 25 percent and D.C. taxes of 8.95 percent.

Claim a prize by mail

Prizes of any amount may be claimed by mail, but if you’ve won more than $5,000, please call the Prize Center at 202-645-8000 for information before sending your documents.

Mail the following to the lottery at the address below:

  1. Your original signed ticket
  2. A completed claim form
  3. A copy of your driver’s license, state-issued ID or passport
  4. A copy of your Social Security card

DC Lottery Prize Center
2235 Shannon Place, SE
Washington, DC 20020

Mail-in claims are paid out as checks.

History of the DC Lottery

The DC Lottery was established in 1982 and hit $3.5 million in sales during its first week. The district is a founding member of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), along with Iowa, Kansas, Oregon, Rhode Island and West Virginia. The group launched in 1987 and Lotto*America debuted in 1988. Mega Millions tickets went on sale in January 2010.

Revenue from the DC Lottery is allocated to the General Fund for the District. Since the Lottery was established, over $1.8 billion has been raised to provide valuable support to education, public safety, senior services and more.


You must be at least 18 years old to purchase DC Lottery tickets, but minors can receive lottery tickets as gifts.

Get the latest DC Lottery results and view game information, draw schedule and how to claim prizes.

Dc lottery powerball winning numbers

POWERBALL is an exciting jackpot game with jackpots starting at $20 million and other prizes ranging from $4 to $1,000,000! Each POWERBALL wager costs $2. For $1 more, add Power Play for an opportunity to increase your base POWERBALL winnings.

Drawing Dates & Times

Drawings are on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. You can purchase tickets until 9:45 p.m. For winning numbers scroll down to check your numbers or call the Lot-Line 202-678-3333.

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Check Your Numbers

Are you holding a winning ticket? Here’s an easy way to find out

Enter 5 White Ball Numbers (01-69) and 1 PowerBall Number (01-26)

How to Play

Each POWERBALL wager costs $2.00. Play up to five wagers on one bet slip. Purchase your POWERBALL tickets in advance for 1,2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18, and 20 consecutive draws.

You must purchase your POWERBALL ticket by 9:45 p.m. on the day of the drawing.

Choose Your Numbers

Choose your own numbers on the bet slip. Select five numbers from one through sixty-nine, then select one POWERBALL number from one through twenty-six.

Use the Quick Pick option to let the computer randomly choose your numbers.

Power Play with Multiplier: Multiplies prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10! Power Play costs an additional $1 for each $2 bet and can only be purchased along with a base Powerball game play. To play Power Play, mark YES on the POWERBALL bet slip or ask your agent for Power Play. Power Play applies to all boards on the bet slip.

Check Results to See if You’ve Won!

Check to see if you are a winner by using the above “Check My Numbers” search tool or view past winning numbers.

Frequently Asked Questions

What changes have occurred to the POWERBALL game?

An updated version of the POWERBALL game will debut with changes that should continue to deliver big jackpots while upping some other significant prizes in the game. Plays will still cost $2 each, and there will be better overall odds of winning any prize, a big bump up to $50,000 for the game’s third prize level, and a chance for players to multiply most winnings by up to 10 times when the jackpot is $150 million or less..

When will the changes take effect?

Sales in the redesigned game will begin on Sunday, October 4, and the first drawing with the new features will be on Wednesday, October 7. There will be changes to both sets of numbers that players use. Players may choose their first five numbers from a set of 69 (currently 59) white balls and their POWERBALL from a pool of 26 (currently 35) red balls. The end result will be better overall odds of winning any prize with extended odds of winning the jackpot.

What does this mean for players?

POWERBALL jackpots will continue to start at $40 million and the game’s second prize for matching the first five numbers but missing the POWERBALL will still be $1 million. The game’s third prize level gets a significant five-fold increase from $10,000 to $50,000 for matching four of the first five numbers and the POWERBALL.

The game’s Power Play option also will get a big expansion with a 10X feature. Currently, players can multiply many prizes by up to five times by adding the Power Play option for an extra $1 per play. Under the new design, the Power Play option will be expanded to multiply most prizes (except the jackpot and Match 5 level) by up to 10 times whenever the game’s advertised annuitized jackpot is $150 million or less. The Match 5 prize of $1 million will continue to double to $2 million with the Power Play added.

POWERBALL is an exciting jackpot game with jackpots starting at $20 million and other prizes ranging from $4 to $1,000,000! Each POWERBALL wager costs $2. For $1 more, add Power Play for an opportunity to increase your base POWERBALL winnings.