Revenue for Our City

DC Lottery contributes millions of dollars
to the DC General Fund every year.

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Lottery Leadership

Beth Bresnahan was named Executive Director of DC Lottery in January 2018. She brings two decades of experience leading the marketing, communications, and business strategies of public and private-sector organizations, including a successful record at the Massachusetts State Lottery.

For four-and-a-half years, Beth played an integral role on an executive management team at the Massachusetts State Lottery. First, as Assistant Executive Director and later as Executive Director, she worked to enhance the lottery’s marketing programs, evaluate and revamp existing games, develop and launch new game offerings, draft policy and legislation, and implement greater operational efficiencies that produced four-consecutive years of record-breaking sales—including the organization’s first time breaking the $5 billion sales mark.

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Beth left the Massachusetts State Lottery in 2015 to lead operations of her hometown newspaper, The Daily Item. As CEO of Essex Media Group, she helped the company evolve from a single, six-day-a-week newspaper into a full-blown media company offering eight publications distributed across Massachusetts’ North Shore region. Her previous marketing and communications work also includes serving as strategic consultant for multiple top-tier brands including BJ’s Wholesale Club, the Boston Red Sox, Citizens Financial Group, the NHL Players Association, and Wynn Resorts.

Beth earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and also attended Salem State College.

In the Community

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 to members of our community and transferred more than $2 billion to the District’s General Fund, which supports essential services in the District. Our licensing of charitable gaming activities has helped local nonprofits raise more than $134 million in support of social causes.

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Contact DC Lottery Media Relations

Have questions about how DC Lottery works with the community? We’d love to hear from you.

Phone: 202-645-8006


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