WASHINGTON, D.C.— Exciting News! The DC Lottery has added late-night drawings for two of its most popular games, DC 3 and DC 4.  Starting August 13, new 11:30 p.m. drawings will take place, giving DC 3 and DC 4 a total of three daily drawings, and players more chances to win.

With their easy playstyle starting at $0.50 to play, these two are the highest-demand games in the District. And players are winning! During the first six months of 2023, DC 3 and DC 4 players won close to $13 million. This is an increase of 35.6% more than the combined totals for the same timeframe last year. This celebratory boost was assisted by this summer’s winning streak of exceptional recurring digits like 3-3-3-3, 6-6-6-6, and 7-7-7 yielded players’ particularly strong wins. The highest was for 3-3-3-3, the winning numbers picked for the 1:50 p.m. DC 4 drawing held on June 24. Those lucky players netted a joint win of more than $1.2 million. 

The new 11:30 p.m. drawings offer players even more opportunities to win.

Effective August 13, daily drawings for DC 3 and DC 4 will take place at 1:50 p.m., 7:50 p.m., and 11:30 p.m. No changes will be made to the daily schedule of DC 2 and DC 5.

Tickets for the DC 3 and DC 4 games are available at all DC Lottery retail locations and online at dcilottery.com

Everything else you need to know:

  • DC 3 is a three-digit game with nine ways to win and prizes from $25 to $500. 
  • DC 4 is a four-digit game with seven ways to win and prizes from $100 to $5,000 per ticket.
  • Players who utilize play slips will need to use new play slips beginning August 13, 2023.
  • Advance play opportunities will be impacted starting August 6. Advance play will resume fully for all DC 3 and DC 4 games on August 13.

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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, and has helped local nonprofits raise more than $136.5 million in support of social causes.