WASHINGTON, DC– James Worsely of Maryland arrived at the DC Lottery’s headquarters donning a face mask., but his elation of winning a $25,000 A Year for Life prize in the Lucky for Life™ game was apparent through his person protection gear as he sat in his vehicle awaiting curbside claim service.

Mr. Worsley won the multi-state game’s 2 nd tier prize after matching the first five numbers (35-11-4-3-23) drawn in the Thursday, April 30, 2020 drawing. He is the fourth DC Lottery player to claim a $25,000 A Year for Life prize since the game’s launch in 2015.

When asked how he found out about his big win, Mr. Worsley replied, “I was out getting gas and thought I’d check my tickets. I knew I had something when the guy behind the counter said he couldn’t cash the ticket. It wasn’t until I called the Lottery office that I found out how much I’d actually won. It still hasn’t quite sunk in.”

Drawn every Monday and Thursday and played in 25 US states and the District of Columbia, the top prize for Lucky for Life™ is $1,000 A Day for Life. The 2nd prize is $25,000 A Year for Life. The “for life” prizes in the game are payable for the length of the winner’s natural life, with payments guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years. Mr. Worsley chose the cash option, a one-time payment of $390,000.

The winning ticket was a quick-pick purchased at Hillcrest Exxon located at 3201 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. The winning numbers were 3-4-11-23-35 and the Lucky Ball was 17. Hillcrest Exxon will receive a $1,000 commission bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The safety and the well-being of our players, retailers and employees is a top priority at the DC Lottery. Players can redeem winning tickets up to $600 at any DC Lottery retailer and prizes up to $5,000 at the DC Lottery’s Retailer Plus locations throughout the city.

To avoid any nonessential trips away from home, prize claims of any amount can be mailed to the DC Lottery’s Prize Center. Players seeking to claim prizes over $5,000 should contact the Prize Center at 202-645-8000 for additional guidance.