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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

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:
8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday

Bring Your ID to Claim Your Prize

For prizes claimed at the Office of Lottery and Gaming prize center and Retailer Plus locations, winners will need to present a primary and secondary form of identification.

Primary Identification

Bring one of the following:

  • State driver’s license
  • State-issued identification
  • United States passport

Secondary identification

  • 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.

We are Open!

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.

Winning Tickets that Expired between March 30 and July 31

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, 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.

Claim Your Prize by Mail

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, sign and fill out the information on the back of the ticket. Then 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)

Claim your prize before your ticket expires.

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!

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 to complete the claim process and receive their Lottery prize.

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