WASHINGTON, D.C.— Augusta Grimes of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, came to Washington, DC to see the sights of the nation’s capital. What she didn’t bank on was leaving $100,000 wealthier thanks to her win playing DC Lottery’s Wild Cash Multiplier scratcher. 

“We’re in town to do the tourist thing,” said Mrs. Grimes, accompanied by her husband, while claiming her prize at DC Lottery headquarters. “Who knew I’d go home a lottery winner!”

Augusta occasionally plays at home and thought getting a ticket while in DC would be fun. “I had no idea it would be this fun,” said Grimes. It was certainly worth the trip. 

Mrs. Grimes purchased the winning scratcher on May 20th at DC Lottery’s pop-up stand during the Everything, Everyone, All the Food at Once Fest at The Wharf

DC Lottery has an ongoing presence at local events spotlighting the District’s culture. Upcoming events include The Wharf Rock the Dock Concert Series and the Home Rule Music Festival. Click here to learn more.   

Grimes claimed the first of two top prizes featured on the $10 Wild Cash Multiplier scratcher. The scratcher launched in May, and remaining cash awards include a second 100,000 top prize and prizes ranging from $10 to $5,000. 

Come to DC for site seeing and wins!

DC Scratchers can be purchased at any DC Lottery retail location.

Augusta Grimes


Wild Money Multiplier


DC Lottery at the District Wharf



The DC Lottery generates revenue for the District of Columbia through the sale of innovative lottery and sports wagering products while providing gaming regulation and oversight. Since its inception in 1982, the DC Lottery has awarded more than $4.4 billion in prizes, transferred more than $2.3 billion to the District’s General Fund which supports essential services in the District of Columbia, commissioned more than $475 million to Lottery retailers, and has helped local nonprofits raise more than $136 million in support of charitable causes.

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