How And Where To Claim D.C. Lottery Prizes

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It's easy to collect your prize. The information below explains where you can claim different prize levels.

Amount Redeemable At
up to $600 Any D.C. Lottery agent
D.C. Lottery Claim Center
$601 - $5,000 D.C. Lottery Claim Center
Agent plus locations
Prize Amounts Below $200,000 D.C. Lottery Claim Center
Prizes $200,000 or More D.C. Lottery Headquarters

Claim Period (Effective 10/1/2011)

Game Claim Period for Tickets Purchased after October 1, 2011
DC-3 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
DC-4 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
DC-5 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
D.C. Fast Play 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
D.C. Keno 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
Hot Lotto® 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
Mega Millions® 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
POWERBALL® 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
Race2Riches 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
D.C. Scratchers 180 Days from the Official Close of Game
(Check the Back of the Ticket for the Correct Claim Period)

Say Cheese!

Winners claiming a prize of $2,500 or more are required to have their photograph taken in order to complete the claim process and receive their Lottery prize.

Agents may, and are encouraged to, redeem prizes up to $600. Prizes of $5,000 or more must be redeemed at the D.C. Lottery Claim Center or by mail. For prizes claimed at the D.C. Lottery claim center and Agent plus locations, winners will need to present two forms of identification, primary and secondary. A primary I.D. consists of a driver’s license, military I.D. or other government issued photographic I.D. A secondary I.D. consists of a social security card. Claimant must present proof of social security number before claim can be processed. The D.C. Lottery claim center distributes prize amounts in the form of checks only.

Mailing Instructions:
If you claim a prize of any amount by postal mail, please sign and mail the winning ticket along with a copy of your driver's license, military I.D. or other government issued photographic identification and social security card or taxpayer identification card to the D.C. Lottery Claim Center.

D.C. Lottery is not responsible for tickets lost in the mail.

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Winning Numbers

Past Winning Numbers
  • Mega Millions

    9/16/2014
    25-45-51-53-73
    Mega Ball = 2
    Megaplier = 2

  • Powerball

    9/17/2014
    18-25-36-48-50
    Powerball = 23
    Power Play = 2

  • Hot Lotto

    9/17/2014
    8-21-22-24-33
    Hot Ball = 19

  • DC3

    Mid-Day 9/17/2014
    3-4-5

    Evening 9/17/2014
    4-7-7
  • DC4

    Mid-Day 9/17/2014
    2-0-2-7

    Evening 9/17/2014
    5-6-1-5
  • DC5

    Mid-Day 9/17/2014
    6-4-3-1-7

    Evening 9/17/2014
    3-3-1-2-7
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