The DC Lottery is proud to present our electronic Media Kit
Founded in 1982, the DC Lottery is the District of Columbia Government agency that regulates the sale of gaming products and charitable
gaming activities in the District of Columbia. Since its inception, the DC Lottery has awarded more than $3 billion in prizes,
transferred more than $2 billion to the District's General Fund which supports essential services in the District,
and has helped local nonprofits raise more than $130 million in support of social causes.
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The Charitable Games Division of the DC Lottery has a mission to assure that charitable
gaming is at all times fair and honest and that proceeds and prizes are handled according
to established rules. The rules, regulations and guidelines are designed to maximize
benefits for the public at large.
To date, the Charitable Games Division of the DC
Lottery has helped local nonprofits raise more than $130 million for
social causes benefiting the residents of the District
of Columbia through the licensing of Bingo, Monte Carlo Night, Raffle,
and other charitable gaming activities.
DC Lottery agents continue to be the frontline for sales and customer interaction. With nearly 500 retailers in every quadrant of the District, their knowledge of games, superior
customer service delivery, and sales enthusiasm are essential to the business of the DC
Lottery. Collectively, in 2016 retailers earned $14,958,000 in total commissions from the
sale of DC Lottery games.
Where Does The Money Go?
Since its inception in 1982, the DC Lottery has awarded over $3 billion in prizes to its
lucky winners; transferred more than $2 billion to the District of Columbia General Fund
which supports essential city services such as education, public safety, and infrastructure;
and helped local nonprofits raise over $130 million in support of social causes.
In 2009, under the direction of Executive Director Buddy Roogow, the DC Lottery introduced its first $1,000,000 scratch ticket, DC Black and initiated its Millionaires
Club. Million dollar scratchers, an array of nation jackpot games, and more winning
opportunities have ramped up membership in the DC Lottery's Millionaires Club.
Meet some of the inductees: