Social Media Contest Rules

Official D.C. Lottery Social Media Contest/Giveaway Rules


This social media contest is being conducted to generate additional awareness for the D.C. Lottery. Social media contests will be conducted using social media tools, including, but not limited to, Facebook®, Twitter® and YouTube®.

  • To enter this social media contest, persons must supply the required entry information. If required to provide a first and last name actual real name must be used and initials are not acceptable.
  • Entries will be accepted only during the designated social media contest entry dates. Entries received after the deadline date will be deemed invalid and will not be eligible to participate in this contest.
  • Social media contests / giveaway are open to persons eighteen (18) years of age or older who reside in the DC/Maryland/Virginia region. A person will be required to provide proof of his/her date of birth. In some instances, if a prize winner is under the age of twenty-one (21), he/she may be required to be accompanied by someone who is age twenty-one (21) or older in order to claim the prize he/she has been awarded.
  • Employees and vendors of the D.C. Lottery and any person(s) residing in the same household of such member, officer, employee or vendor are not eligible to participate in this social media contest and or giveaway.
  • If entry forms are used as the method of entry for this social media contest, the forms are not to be copied, duplicated or reproduced in any manner. Entries believed to be submitted using a copied, duplicated or reproduced entry form will be deemed invalid.
  • A person must correctly provide his or her personal information when entering this social media contest. The D.C. Lottery will not be responsible for information that is entered incorrectly.
  • Only one (1) name may be recorded in association with entry for this social media contest. In the event more than one (1) name is recorded on the entry, the first name recorded on the entry shall be deemed to be, and for all purposes regarded as, the entrant.
  • Each entry must contain current and valid information. The D.C. Lottery will not change or update entry information for an entry that has already been submitted.
  • The D.C. Lottery will not be responsible for entries submitted incorrectly or received after the established drawing deadline date. Such entries will be deemed invalid.
  • Only entries that are submitted in the established entry manner will be eligible for entry in this social media contest. Entries that are mailed to any D.C. Lottery address or dropped off at any D.C. Lottery retailer/business location will not be accepted. Such entries will be deemed invalid.
  • D.C. Lottery Officials will conduct the prize drawing(s) for this social media contest. The order in which the winning entries are drawn shall be recorded by D.C. Lottery officials; the D.C. Lottery's decision shall be final and controlling.
  • Some social media contest may be conducted by requiring a participant to correctly answer a question and/or be the first person to respond to a question. The D.C. Lottery Communications Department shall determine the winner based on the specific requirements, which shall be made known publicly at the launch of that particular contest.
  • The D.C. Lottery is not responsible for any third party compliance with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) rules and regulations where applicable in connection with this prize/these prizes.
  • Social media contest prize winners may be required to complete various claim forms in order to officially claim the prize awarded to them in conjunction with this social media contest. Failure to complete all required forms may result in the winner being deemed ineligible to receive his/her prize. At that point, an alternate winner may be selected to receive the awarded prize.
  • The prizes awarded as a result of this social media contest are not transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash.
  • All prize winners will be required to participate in publicity efforts. Examples include an interview with television, radio and/or newspaper reporters and/or photographers or camera crew. This information may also be used on the D.C. Lottery’s website, on D.C. Lottery-sponsored social media tools and/or at D.C. Lottery retail locations without additional consent or compensation to the winner.
  • Prize winners will be provided with either a 1099 or W-2G tax statement for tax reporting purposes if their prize exceeds $600. Prize winners will be responsible for any taxes owed as a result of winning a prize in this social media contest. Each prize winner is legally required to include the value of the prize, as well as any taxes paid by the Lottery on his/her behalf, in her/her taxable income for tax reporting purposes. As a result of accepting a prize, and taking into account a prize winner’s total taxable income for the year in which the prize is accepted, a prize winner may fall into a higher tax bracket for his/her federal and District tax liabilities for the year in which the prize is accepted.
  • These rules and procedures shall govern this social media contest, except where the same are in conflict with more specific laws, rules or regulations, in which case the more specific laws, rules or regulations shall control.
  • The D.C. Lottery’s Executive Director may, in the Executive Director’s sole discretion, cancel drawings on holidays, days of special importance or on days when conditions make conducting the drawings impractical or inappropriate, and may elect to conduct drawings and make-up drawings at such times and dates, and pursuant to such methods, as the Executive Director may determine, all in the Executive Director’s sole discretion. Neither the D.C. Lottery, the Executive Director, nor any employee of the D.C. Lottery shall have any liability whatever for any such termination.
  • The D.C. Lottery’s Executive Director may, at anytime, announce a suspension or termination of this social media contest, without advance notice and in the Executive Director’s sole discretion, at which point no further entries will be accepted and no additional Prizes shall be awarded. Neither the D.C. Lottery, the Executive Director, nor any employee of the D.C. Lottery or member of the D.C. Lottery Board shall have any liability whatever for any such termination.
  • By participating in this social media contest and or giveaway each person agrees to comply with and abide by the all Rules and Regulations of the D.C. Lottery, all final decisions of the Executive Director of the D.C. Lottery, Any dispute arising which relates to any aspect of this social media contest shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia.
  • By entering this social media contest and or giveaway, all winners agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and waive any claims against the D.C. Lottery and any of the affiliates, employees, directors, officers, agents, representatives and assigns of any of said entities, arising directly or indirectly, out of, or in any way connected with this social media contest / giveaway or the prizes awarded in connection therewith.


 


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Winning Numbers

Past Winning Numbers
  • Mega Millions

    4/18/2014
    18-25-38-45-63
    Mega Ball = 9
    Megaplier = 2

  • Powerball

    4/19/2014
    5-6-29-35-51
    Powerball = 21
    Power Play = 5

  • Hot Lotto

    4/19/2014
    8-11-15-20-30
    Hot Ball = 11

  • DC3

    Mid-Day 4/19/2014
    8-4-4

    Evening 4/19/2014
    3-7-7
  • DC4

    Mid-Day 4/19/2014
    7-1-0-2

    Evening 4/19/2014
    6-0-1-5
  • DC5

    Mid-Day 4/19/2014
    3-1-6-2-3

    Evening 4/19/2014
    7-0-6-7-9
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