The Office of Lottery and Charitable Games ("DC
Lottery") is committed to protecting the rights of all our visitors. We recognize
our obligation to keep sensitive information secure and have created this privacy
statement to share our information-gathering and dissemination practices for this
Collection and Use of Online Information
Our web server automatically collects your IP address when you visit our site. (Your
IP address is your computer's unique address that lets other computers attached
to the Internet know where to send data, but does not identify you individually.)
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to compile
statistics on site usage. We do not make your IP address available to anyone outside
the DC Lottery.
To provide better service and a more effective website, sections of this site may
use "cookies" as part of our interaction with your browser. A cookie is
a small text file (typically only a few bytes) that we place on your hard drive
to allow our server to identify your computer. Our cookies will not attempt to read
any information on your hard drive, and we do not combine information collected
through cookies with other personal information to determine your identity or your
When you visit certain areas of this site, you may be asked to provide personally
identifiable information (such as name, address, telephone number, email address,
etc.) that we need to process your request. In the event that you decline to provide
such information, you limit our ability to serve you. Still, we invite you to continue
to visit the site and take advantage of the wealth of information it offers.
The DC Lottery may occasionally survey website users for their voluntary opinions
on games or other matters of interest to lottery players, as well as for marketing
and/or statistical analysis.
Please be assured that this site has security measures in place to protect the information
you provide us. We encrypt information that is deemed sensitive or data that must
remain secure to meet legal requirements.
Protection of Personal Information
Your personal information is available only to DC Lottery employees who have a
need to know it. It will not be available for public inspection without your consent.
However, we may collect or disclose personal information if the collection or disclosure
is: (1) necessary to perform the legal duties of the DC Lottery; (2) authorized
by the District of Columbia Freedom of Information Act or other District of Columbia
or federal statute or regulation; (3) made pursuant to a subpoena, court order
or by law, (4) for the purposes of validating the identity of the user, or (5) used
solely for statistical purposes in a form that can not be used to identify any particular
person. Also, no site user information will be shared, sold, or transferred to any
third party without your prior consent. Access is given only to those qualified
professionals who provide DC Lottery services consistent with your interactions
with our site.
Right to Inspect, Amend, or Correct Personal Records
Every site user who provides us with personal information has the right to inspect,
amend, or correct his or her own personal information. You may ask to inspect your
personal information by sending an email to
you link to another entity's website through the www.dclottery.com website,
you should read that entity's privacy and security policy to determine its website
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please