How And Where To Claim DC Lottery Prizes

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It's easy to collect your prize. The information below explains where you can claim different prize levels.

Amount Redeemable At
Up to $600 Any Office of Lottery and Gaming agent
Office of Lottery and Gaming Prize Center
More than $600, up to $5,000 Office of Lottery and Gaming Prize Center
Retailer Plus locations
Prize Amounts Above $5,000  Office of Lottery and Gaming Prize Center
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Office of Lottery and Gaming Prize Center and Headquarters

Office of Lottery and Gaming Prize Center
Lobby Level
2235 Shannon Place, S.E.
Washington, D. C. 20020

Prize Center Hours:

Effective July, 31, 2020, the DC Office of Lottery and Gaming’s (DC Lottery) Prize Center (2235 Shannon Place, SE, Washington, DC) will be open to the public.

On March 11, 2020 a Public Health Emergency was declared by the Mayor of the District of Columbia due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the Public Health Emergency, the ability of lottery prize winners to claim their prizes has been severely limited. Accordingly, the Executive Director of the Office of Lottery and Gaming (OLG) has authorized payment of prizes for lottery tickets that expired for a period of time beginning on the date the OLG’s Prize Center closed to the public (March 30, 2020) through July 31, 2020.

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. Please note that lottery retailers are private businesses and may decide to alter their hours and schedules or may be closed.

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.

To claim a ticket by mail, players should sign and fill out the information on the back of the ticket, complete a winner claim form, include a copy of your driver’s license, state-issued ID or passport and Social Security card and send it in with the original winning ticket to:
DC Lottery Prize Center
2235 Shannon Place, SE
Washington, DC 20020

The DC Lottery is not responsible for tickets lost in the mail and recommends players use trackable mail services when sending in their winning ticket(s).

All mail-in claims for draw DC2, DC3, DC4, DC5, Powerball, Mega Millions, Keno, Race2Riches, and The Lucky One -style games () must be postmarked within 180 days of the official winning draw date for that ticket. Mail-in claims for instant tickets must be postmarked within 180 days of the announced instant ticket end date.

All game drawings will continue to take place as scheduled.

Claim Period (Effective 10/1/2011)

Game Claim Period for Tickets Purchased after October 1, 2011
DC-2 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
DC-3 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
DC-4 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
DC-5 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
D.C. Fast Play 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
D.C. Keno 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
Hot Lotto® 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
Lucky for Life® 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
The Lucky One® 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
Mega Millions® 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
POWERBALL® 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
Race2Riches 180 Days from the Date of the Draw
DC Scratchers 180 Days from the Official Close of Game
(Check the Back of the Ticket for the Correct Claim Period)

Save Some Time!

Save time on your claims process and fill out the Office of Lottery and Gaming claim form and attach your winning ticket to expedite your claims process.

Say Cheese!

Winners claiming a prize of $25,000 or more are required to have their photograph taken in order to complete the claim process and receive their Lottery prize.

Agents may, and are encouraged to, redeem prizes up to $600. Prizes of $5,000 or more must be redeemed at the Office of Lottery and Gaming Prize Center or by mail. For prizes claimed at the Office of Lottery and Gaming prize center and Retailer Plus locations, winners will need to present two forms of identification, primary and secondary. A primary identification consists of a State Driver’s License, State Issued identification, or a United States Passport. A secondary identification consists of a Social Security card. Claimant must present proof of social security number before claim can be processed and all names on identification presented must be exactly the same. The DC Lottery prize center distributes prize amounts in the form of checks only.

Mailing Instructions:
If you claim a prize of any amount by postal mail, please sign and mail the winning ticket along with a copy of your Driver's License, State Issued identification, or United States Passport, and Social Security card to The Office of Lottery and Gaming Claim Center.

The Office of Lottery and Gaming is not responsible for tickets lost in the mail.

Winning Numbers

DC-2

  • 8
  • 2
9/29/2020 Mid-day
  • 4
  • 6
9/29/2020 Evening

DC-3

  • 3
  • 6
  • 4
9/29/2020 Mid-day
  • 1
  • 5
  • 8
9/29/2020 Evening

DC-4

  • 0
  • 1
  • 8
  • 5
9/29/2020 Mid-day
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • 5
9/29/2020 Evening

DC-5

  • 6
  • 4
  • 5
  • 5
  • 7
9/29/2020 Mid-day
  • 7
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 1
9/29/2020 Evening

Powerball

  • 11
  • 21
  • 27
  • 36
  • 62
  • 24
  • 3x
9/26/2020

Lucky For Life™

  • 9
  • 14
  • 45
  • 46
  • 47
  • 8
9/28/2020

Mega Millions

  • 20
  • 36
  • 37
  • 48
  • 67
  • 16
  • 2x
9/25/2020