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Claim any prize up to $600 at any DC Lottery Retailer or by mail.

Claim any prize up to $5,000 at a Retailer Plus location or by mail.

Required to complete prize claim over $600:

  • Original winning ticket (sign the back)
  • Original Photo ID (must be an unexpired, valid, government-issued photo ID- driver’s license, state-issued ID or passport)
  • Original Social Security card (must exactly match name on photo ID)
  • Office of Lottery and Gaming claim form 

Claim prize over $5,000 at DC Lottery Prize Center or by mail.

Required to complete prize claim of $5,000 and larger:

  • Original winning ticket (sign the back)
  • Original Photo ID (must be an unexpired, valid, government-issued photo ID- driver’s license, state-issued ID or passport)
  • Original Social Security Card (must match name on photo ID)
  • Office of Lottery and Gaming claim form 

If you won a prize on DC iLottery please view: How to claim your DC iLottery winnings. 

Claim in Person

Prize Center Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday. The Prize Center observes all DC Government holiday and administrative closings. 

Players must wear a face covering to enter 2235 Shannon Place, SE and at all times inside the Prize Center

  • You will need all required documentation to claim a prize. Claimants must bring two forms of identification: an unexpired, valid government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, state-issued ID or passport) and Social Security card. The claimant’s name (first and last name, middle initial or name, Jr., etc.) must match exactly on both identification documents, or the DC Lottery will be unable to process the ticket.

If you have any questions about the DC Lottery's claims process, give us a call at 202-645-8000.  

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 of $5,000 or larger 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, D.C. 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 games (DC-2, DC-3, DC-4, DC-5, Powerball, Mega Millions, Keno, Race2Riches, and The Lucky One) must be postmarked within 180 days of the official winning draw date for the winning ticket presented for claim. Mail-in claims for Instant Tickets must be postmarked within 180 days of the announced end-of-game date for the winning Instant Ticket presented for claim.

Claim your iLottery Winnings

Powerball and Mega Millions

Prizes of $4,999.99 and less

All prizes of $4,999.99 or less are automatically deposited into your iLottery account.

Prizes of $5,000.00 and larger

If you win a prize of $5,000.00 and larger, you will need to visit the DC Lottery Prize Center for payment. You will need to make an appointment by calling 202-645-8000. The Prize Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

You must present original copies of your valid government-issued photo ID (state-issued driver’s license, non-driver identification, or a United States Passport ID), Social Security card, and the 30-digit Voucher ID that corresponds with your win in order to claim a prize.  Note: The name on the photo ID and the Social Security card must match exactly. These identification documents must also match with the information contained in the player profile of the iLottery account associated with the 30-digit Voucher ID presented for claim.

The Voucher ID corresponding with your win must be presented on paper by printing either the screen, a screenshot, or taking a picture. You can find this 30-digit Voucher ID by going to your account, selecting Gaming History, and then clicking on the winning voucher.

You can save some time by filling out and bringing a completed claim form to your appointment.

e-Instant Games

Prizes of $9,999.99 and below

All prizes of $9,999.99 or below are automatically deposited into your iLottery account.

Prizes of $10,000.00 and larger

If you win a prize of $10,000.00 or larger, you will need to visit the DC Lottery Prize Center to claim and receive payment. Prize claims are by appointment only and can be made by calling 202-645-8000. The Prize Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

You must present originals of their valid government-issued photo ID (state-issued driver’s license, non-driver identification, or a United States Passport ID), Social Security card, and the 36-character alphanumeric Voucher ID that corresponds with your win in order to claim a prize.  Note: The names on the photo ID and the Social Security card must match exactly. These identification documents must also match with the information contained in the player profile of the iLottery account associated with the 36-character alphanumeric Voucher ID presented for claim.

The Voucher ID must be corresponding with your win must be presented on paper by printing either the screen, a screenshot, or taking a picture. You can find this 36-alphanumeric Voucher ID by going to your account, selecting Gaming History, and then clicking on the winning voucher.

You can save some time by filling out and bringing a completed claim form to your appointment.

Save Some Time! Fill Out a Claim Form!

Fill out a Claim Form before arriving at your appointment to expedite the claims process and wait time.

DC Lottery Claim Form
DC iLottery Claim Form

 

Claim your prize before your ticket expires.

Game

Claim Period

DC2

180 Days from the Date of the Draw

DC3

180 Days from the Date of the Draw

DC4

180 Days from the Date of the Draw

DC5

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

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

 DC Scratchers: View the End of Game Announcement Flyer

Say Cheese!

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

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