iLottery is Here! DC Lottery Launches New Online Sales Platform
The DC Lottery has unveiled DC iLottery, a dynamic platform for purchasing and playing Lottery games.
WASHINGTON, DC–The DC Lottery has unveiled DC iLottery, a dynamic platform for purchasing and playing Lottery games. This digital sales platform will generate new revenue for the District of Columbia, responding to the marketplace’s growing demand for innovative new entertainment options, and making playing the Lottery more convenient for our technology-driven customers.
On DC iLottery, players can choose from a menu of games, including the popular multi-state draw games, Powerball and Mega Millions, as well as an array of electronic scratcher games (“e-Instants”). e-Instants play similarly to traditional paper scratch tickets sold in retail stores, but these electronic games are strictly offered online. New e-Instant games will be added monthly and ultimately the Lottery’s full portfolio of traditional draw (DC daily numbers games and Lucky for Life) and monitor games (Keno, Race2Riches, and The Lucky One) will be available on the platform by the end of calendar 2021.
Players can access DC iLottery from their smart phone, computer, or tablet, and once registered for an account, can play the games while physically in the District and not within an area of the District where lottery play is prohibited. The platform utilizes geolocation technology to confirm a player’s location before a ticket can be purchased.
To register for an account, players must be at least 18 years of age and must pass an identity verification process, which requires the submission of their legal name, address, date of birth, and Social Security Number. Registered players can securely deposit funds into their account using a credit card, debit card, ACH bank transfer, and Skrill (a money transfer service similar to PayPal). The platform has strong mechanisms in place to maintain players’ financial information and to protect their privacy; it also features responsible gaming safeguards, including the ability for players to set bet limits, deposit limits, time limits, and cool off periods, as well as information to exclude themselves completely from gaming activities licensed and operated by the Lottery.
iLottery has been well received by U.S. lottery players since its introduction in 2012. With the launch of DC iLottery, the District of Columbia joins Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Virginia in offering lottery games online.
Earlier this year, the DC Lottery introduced GambetDC, the Lottery-operated sports wagering mobile app and website. From its launch on May 31st through November 30th, GambetDC has taken in more than $14.4 million in sports wagers and generated approximately $1.3 million in net profit for the District.
Since its inception in 1982, the DC Lottery has awarded more than $3.8 billion in prizes, transferred more than $2.14 billion to the District's General Fund which supports essential services in the District, and has helped local nonprofits raise more than $134 million in support of social causes.