Winner!

Who said grabbing is rude?

Winner:
Date:
09/16/2010
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$0.00
Retailer:

Paul Horton

What a way to end the summer with the Lucky Days of Summer Finale. The D.C. Lottery was on site with $5,000 in the Money Machine, a 50-inch flat screen TV, and Redskins tickets to give away. Live music and lots of D.C. Lottery fun were enjoyed by all. Paul Horton was lucky enough get a go in the money machine and grabbed $810!
Lots of People Win with the D.C. Lottery!


D.C. Lottery Awards 4th $1,000 Second Chance Drawing Gift Card

Winner:
Patricia Wright
Date:
09/24/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$1,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Patricia Wright of New Carrollton, MD is the fourth D.C. Lottery player to win a $1,000 gift card with the District of Columbia Black Second Chance Drawing. Wright says she’s been playing the Black D.C. Scratcher since it launched in May and has entered all her nonwinning tickets online in the Second Chance Drawing. “At first, I wasn’t sure about entering my tickets online, then I got the call and was told that I had won! I had to listen to the message twice to believe it.”


A Daughter’s Zip Code Is Perfect for $50,000 Win

Winner:
Ronald Lassiter
Date:
09/01/2010
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$50,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

“My daughter lives in Indianapolis, and I played her zip code, 46060,” said Ronald Lassiter about how he selected the five winning numbers for the August 27, 2010 mid-day drawing for DC 5. With those numbers and a $1 straight bet, Lassiter won $50,000. He also boxed the numbers with a .50-cent wager and won $850, bringing his total win to $50,850. A regular numbers player, Lassiter said he checked the DC 5 numbers on DClottery.com and couldn’t believe that he had won. “I had to look again.” He said he is going give his daughter some of his winnings as well as pay bills. Congratulations!


What to do? What to do?

Winner:
Quenzell Thomas
Date:
08/31/2010
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$25,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Twenty-year old Quenzell Thomas held on to his winning DC5 ticket for almost 2 months before claiming his $25,000 prize. The Beltsville, MD resident has a bit of a debate on his hands: what to do with his winnings. “I want a car. My dad wants me to get back in school,” said the retail employee. “I could use the car, but I know I need to think about the long term.” It’s a challenging decision, but surely made easier with the assistance of $25,000. Congratulations, Quenzell!


Excitement in the Air!

Winner:
Sharon Sweetney
Date:
08/24/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$100,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Excitement ran through Sharon Sweetney at the Lucky Lincoln House in Northwest when she scratched her instant ticket scratch game “10X Cash” and realized that she had won the top prize - $100,000! Sweetney, a Federal Government employee, plans to spend some of her winnings on her children and mother, pay off her credit cards, and decorate her house. Congratulations!


Tickled with $2,500 Win!

Winner:
James Bennett
Date:
08/19/2010
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$2,500.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

James Bennett of Washington, D.C. was tickled to pick-up his $2,500 in winnings on what was one of the D.C. Lottery’s biggest payout days this year for DC4. The regular D.C. Lottery player summed up his feelings with this statement: “I’m just happy to play and happy to win!”


"Big Hit" Winner

Winner:
Date:
08/19/2010
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$0.00
Retailer:

Laverne Plater

Laverne Plater was among the winners on the Big Hit of 1113 for the evening draw on 8/18/10. The Washington, D.C. resident is a regular D.C. Lottery player who said when she heard the news of the big hit: “I was cashing-in a ticket from a previous win. Now, I have to look at what I played for this draw!” Lots of People Win with the D.C. Lottery!


"DC 5 is My Game!"

Winner:
Raymond Newman
Date:
07/22/2010
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$50,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Raymond Newman of Landover Hills, MD, is no stranger to the D.C. Lottery’s winners circle. In March 2010, the loyal DC5 player won $50,000. In July, he and his wife were among the revelers at the one-year anniversary for DC5 at L’Enfant Plaza. And, now Mr. Newman is back on our Winner’s Page with another win with DC5—this time for $25,000! “I feel great. I’m planning on retiring soon and this will help me take care of some things. DC 5 is my game,” exclaimed the lucky player.


Enjoying the Lucky Days of Summer!

Winner:
Treva Lindsey, Sheila Howell, Karen Freeman, Jasvinder Dhinger
Date:
08/02/2010
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$250.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Congratulations to the most recent $250 winners of our DC 5 Bonus Coupon promotion!

Treva Lindsey of Suitland, MD
Sheila Howell of Suitland, MD
Karen Freeman-Cunningham of Washington, D.C.
Jasvinder Dhingar of Montgomery Village, MD


D.C. Lottery Player Parlays $20 Prize Into $1,000 Win

Winner:
Paul Kesner
Date:
07/30/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$1,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Paul Kesner is the D.C. Lottery’s July 2010 District of Columbia Black Second Chance Drawing. He won a $1,000 gift card with money he had initially won by playing other D.C. Lottery games. “I had won $20 or $21 bucks with POWERBALL® and Mega Millions®, so I decided to get a Black ticket,” said Kesner. It turned out that he won another $20, so he bought another Black ticket. This time, he didn’t win a cash prize; however, he was interested in the Second Chance Drawing, where he could potentially win a $1,000 gift card, or the grand prize of a trip for two to Las Vegas. “I liked that I could enter the Second Chance Drawing online,” he said. “It was very easy.” What’s he going to do with his prize? “I’m thinking about buying a new iPhone and saving the rest for presents.”


A Friend’s Suggestion Turns Into $50,000 DC 5 Win

Winner:
Monique Randall
Date:
07/23/2010
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$50,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

A month ago, Monique Randall of Huntingtown, MD started playing DC 5 after a friend suggested that she do so. Since then, she’s been playing the same numbers, and on July 13, 2010, she won $50,000 with the evening drawing. “That night, before I went to bed, I looked at the TV. I just screamed, then screamed some more,” an excited Randall recalled about realizing that she had won $50,000. Grateful for the win, Randall said she took her time claiming her prize because she had to work and needed time for the win to sink in. “I’m going to pay off a few bills, and I’d like to take a cruise to Hawaii someday,” she noted. “I want to spend it wisely.”


July 4th Win Worth $25,000

Winner:
Nancy Oliver
Date:
07/16/2010
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$25,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

On Independence Day, Nancy Oliver of NE, Washington, D.C. played the evening drawing of DC 5. And, amidst the parties and fireworks, Oliver was celebrating the fact that her .50-cent wager turned into a $25,000 win! Congratulations.


Newest $10,000 winner with District of Columbia Black

Winner:
Charles Childress
Date:
07/12/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Charles Childress of Silver Spring is the newest $10,000 winner with District of Columbia Black, the D.C. Lottery’s first instant scratcher with a top prize of a cool $1million. A technical communications specialist who works in the District and is a regular D.C. Lottery player, Charles says he took the ticket home to play. When he scratched and his prize was revealed, he showed the winning scratcher to his wife and said, “You might want to take a look at this.”


$10,000 Win Just in Time for First Mortgage Payment

Winner:
Jimmy Johnson
Date:
06/29/2010
Game:
Mega Millions
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Alexandria, Virginia resident Jimmy Johnson just bought a new house and his first mortgage payment is due July 1. On June 22, he won $10,000 with Mega Millions. “I was just looking at my bills and hating them. I bought a 1950’s ranch, and it needs a lot of work. Now, I’ll be able to pay off a credit card.” Johnson, a regular Mega Millions player, didn’t realize how much he had won until he arrived at the D.C. Lottery’s Claim Center to collect his prize. “It hasn’t sunk in yet. I’m trying not to be too excited.” In addition to becoming a new homeowner, family and friends are coming to visit for the Fourth of July. “I think I’ll treat them,” Johnson said with a smile.


Part-time Realtor Ready to Become Full-time Homeowner with $250,000 Win

Winner:
Mechal Chame
Date:
06/29/2010
Game:
Mega Millions
Amount:
$250,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Part-time realtor Mechal Chame helps others find a home. Now, he will be able to purchase his own as he won $250,000 with DC Daily 6, his favorite D.C. Lottery game. “This going to a make difference. I’m a father,” said Chame, who resides in Alexandria, VA. He said he would like to stay in the Commonwealth, and after buying a home, he will save the rest of his prize money for college tuition.


A Flower Vase Makes the Perfect Hiding Place for $1,000 Winning Ticket

Winner:
Tye Graves
Date:
06/25/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$1,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

A flower vase was the perfect safe place for Tye Graves of Northwest to keep his District of Columbia Black tickets that he had entered in the Black ticket second chance drawing. So, when Graves was notified that he had won the $1,000 gift card for the June 2010 drawing, he knew exactly where his winning ticket was and was able to claim his prize. Last year, Graves had entered a different D.C. Lottery second chance drawing, but was unable to collect his $500 prize because he couldn’t find his winning ticket. “I never did find my tickets,” Graves recalled, “but I feel like this win makes up for it because I won twice as much.” Smiling, Graves said he doesn’t have any special plans for the money and may consider replacing his 15-year old television with a new one.


Nice Piece of Change

Winner:
Arrington Ward
Date:
06/22/2010
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$50,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Arrington Ward won $50,000 with two winning DC 5 tickets valued at $25,000 each. The Hyattsville, MD resident and family man says he’ll forgo any immediate gratification and put the money away for his children’s education. “It is a nice piece of change,” stated the regular D.C. Lottery player when asked about his win.


Lottery Win Brings Boost to Laid-off Worker

Winner:
Patricia Mills
Date:
06/07/2010
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$75,000.00
Retailer:
Skip’s Liquor, 405 61st Street, N.E.

Patricia Mills of St. Pleasant, MD, was reserved when she claimed $75,000 from a single winning DC 5 ticket. Recently laid-off after more than 30 years of service with a local brokerage firm, the regular D.C. Lottery player says her winnings will go a long way to pay bills and help two granddaughters with their college tuition. 

The winning ticket was purchased at Skip’s Liquor, 405 61st Street, N.E.

Since its launch in July 2009, there have been six $25,000 winners.


Beginner’s Luck for Native Washingtonian

Winner:
Charlene Wilson
Date:
06/11/2010
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$25,000.00
Retailer:
Check Cash JOT, 2305 Benning Road, N.E.

A native Washingtonian, Charlene Wilson recently returned to the area in search of employment opportunities. “I’ve been back in D.C. for about one week,” said Wilson. Currently residing in Northeast, she decided to play DC 5 for the first time and placed her wager on the evening drawing of June 10. “I played my birthday,” said Wilson, who also shared, “I had $2 to my name yesterday.” Not anymore. Wilson’s birthday numbers are winning numbers, as she won $25,000 with the D.C. Lottery’s five-digit game DC 5. “I’m happy. I’m grateful.” Wilson bought her winning ticket at Check Cash JOT, 2305 Benning Road, N.E.


Routine Stop Turns Up $50,000 Win.

Winner:
Eldred Boria
Date:
06/10/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$50,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

After working the midnight shift, Eldred Boria of Baltimore, Maryland stopped at 7-Eleven, 218 Cedar Street, N.W. to get his usual cup of coffee and D.C. Scratcher. This time he decided to play the $5 Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas instant scratch ticket game. “I usually play the $1, $2, or $5 games, and I scratch all of the numbers first, then look at the prize amounts.” Boria immediately knew that he had won a prize, but he didn’t know the amount until he scratched the ticket a second time revealing the $50,000 cash prize! “I saw all those zeroes, and I was confused,” Boria recalled. “I had to ask them to check the ticket again to make sure I was reading it correctly.” Indeed he was. Boria plans to use his winnings to pay off his credit cards, take a vacation with his wife, and save the rest.


$200,000 Surprise!

Winner:
Salamatu Koroma
Date:
06/08/2010
Game:
Powerball
Amount:
$200,000.00
Retailer:
Takoma Park Liquors, 6200 Eastern Ave., N.E.

“I felt like crying,” recalled Salamatu Koroma about finding out that she had won $200,000 with POWERBALL, her favorite D.C. Lottery game. A friend called her at work and said, “I think your numbers came in.” Koroma was overcome by disbelief. “Are you telling me the truth?” she questioned. For the May 26, 2010 POWERBALL drawing, Koroma matched the five white balls: 1-6-10-13-20 correctly to win $200,000. The Northeast resident missed the red PowerBall number, which was 32. She said she plays the same numbers all of the time, and plans to save the money for her young daughter’s education. “That is most important right now.” She bought her winning ticket at Takoma Park Liquors, 6200 Eastern Ave., N.E.


A “Very Happy” D.C. Lottery Winner!

Winner:
Pedro Artola
Date:
05/28/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$100,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Congratulations to Pedro Artola, the first Taxes Paid Bonanza top prize winner. Artola thought he had a winning ticket for $1,000; however, while at the Claim Center collecting his prize, he learned that he had actually won $100,000!. “I am very happy and immediately came to the Claim Center,” Artola exclaimed about his win. A native of El Salvador, Artola has been living in Washington, D.C. for 20 years and said he is going to use his prize money to visit his mom, who lives in El Salvador. There is one top prize remaining with the Taxes Paid Bonanza D.C. Scratcher.


All Eyes on Black!

Winner:
Alice Thomas
Date:
05/20/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$25,000.00
Retailer:
News 2 U, 490 L’Enfant Plaza East, Suite 715, S.W.

Everybody was saying what a great ticket it is, so I decided to play,” said Alice Thomas, who bought five District of Columbia Black tickets. “I won $20 and $30, then I scratched the fifth one and won $25,000!” Thomas, who resides in Northwest, said she doesn’t have any special plans for her $25,000 cash prize. She bought her winning ticket at News 2 U, 490 L’Enfant Plaza East, Suite 715, S.W.


An Excited $10,000 DC 4 Winner

Winner:
Markeshia Miller
Date:
05/04/2010
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:
Rose’s Liquor, 830 Bladensburg Road, N.E.

Excitement is an understatement for Markeshia Miller, who is overjoyed about winning $10,000 with DC 4. Miller of Southeast, Washington, D.C. bought her winning DC 4 ticket at Rose’s Liquor, 830 Bladensburg Road, N.E.


D.C. Scratchers Player Wins $75,000 Instantly

Winner:
Henry Mendoza
Date:
05/03/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$75,000.00
Retailer:
JJ Mutts and Spirits, 643 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E.

When Henry Mendoza bought the $10 D.C. Lottery instant scratcher $75,000 Instant Payout, he was unaware that he had just purchased the ticket with the $75,000 top prize. Mendoza, a resident of Southeast, Washington, D.C., bought his winning ticket at JJ Mutts and Spirits, 643 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E.


$5,000 Winning Smile

Winner:
Tamika Cummings
Date:
05/04/2010
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$5,000.00
Retailer:
Rose’s Liquor, 830 Bladensburg Road, N.E.

Northeast, Washington, D.C. resident Tamika Cummings is flashing her $5,000 winning smile at the D.C. Lottery’s Claim Center at the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center in Northwest. Rose’s Liquor, 830 Bladensburg Road, N.E., is where she bought her winning ticket.


DC 4 Favorite

Winner:
Virginia Johnson
Date:
05/06/2010
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$5,000.00
Retailer:
Cork ‘N Bottle, 7421 Georgia Avenue, N.W.

Virginia Johnson of Silver Spring, Maryland won $5,000 with DC 4, one of the D.C. Lottery’s most popular games. She bought her winning ticket at Cork ‘N Bottle, 7421 Georgia Avenue, N.W.


Lottery Pool Builds Its Own Stimulus Package!

Winner:
Robert Hemsley
Date:
04/27/2010
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$101,700.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Robert Hemsley of Washington, DC is the leader of his lottery pool, and happily claimed the prize for the pool's latest win--$101,700 playing DC 5. The team has played the number 1-2-1-2-5 since the launch of DC 5 last year; the team members simply added the '5' from DC 5 to their favorite DC 4 number (1-2-1-2) to come up with this winning combination. When asked what they would do the winnings, Hemsley said, "We're going to take this little stimulus package and put in the bank as an emergency fund." The pool plays together across all of the D.C. Lottery games, and cannot wait for the next time it has to come to the D.C. Lottery Claims Center to claim a big prize!


A Very Blessed Man

Winner:
Joseph Daniels
Date:
04/27/2010
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$15,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Don't let his stern demeanor fool you! Joseph Daniels, originally of Louisville, KY, is a very happy man after collecting $15,000 in winnings from the DC 4 by playing the number 9-0-0-0. Mr. Daniels likes to play numbers that just come to him, and who can argue with the success he has had--Last year he won with 0-0-0-9, two other DC 4 numbers, and $75,000 with a DC Scratcher ticket. Mr. Daniels considers himself just a very blessed man and works hard to live as good man.


A Savings Replenished

Winner:
Eunice Baker
Date:
04/23/2010
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$5,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Winning $5,000 with DC-4 is exactly what Eunice Baker of Forestville, Maryland needed. Baker has recently experienced personal tragedy and has been travelling back and forth between Washington, D.C. and Boston. “Now, I’ll be able to put some money back into my savings account.” Additionally, Baker has three other siblings who she plays the lottery with and will share her winnings with her brother who bought her the winning ticket.


$10,000 Gift Arrives Just in Time

Winner:
Lakeia Peay
Date:
04/19/2010
Game:
Powerball
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Lakeia Peay’s (right) stepfather gave her a $10,000 gift. He stopped by Good Hope Auto Center at 2300 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E. and bought her a POWERBALL ticket for the April 14, 2010 drawing. Her ticket correctly matched four white balls and the red PowerBall to win $10,000. “When my stepfather told me that I had won, I thought it was a joke. OMG!” laughed Peay of Southeast, D.C. when recalling the memory of realizing that she had won. So did her mother, Tawanna McSwain, (left) who is very excited for her daughter. Peay plans to use the money to buy necessities for her new bundle of joy that is due in about six weeks.


Quick Pick Turns Into $10,000 Win!

Winner:
Saidi Seway
Date:
04/23/2010
Game:
Powerball
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:
Van Ness Liquors, 4201 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

Saidi Seway is a regular POWERBALL player who selected the Quick Pick option for the April 21, 2010 drawing and won $10,000. “I went to the store and saw that I had won!” Seway said he is going to put the money in his account and take his time deciding on what he is going to do with it. The New Carrollton, Maryland resident bought his winning ticket at Van Ness Liquors, 4201 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.


First-timer Wins $2,500 with Scratch Ticket

Winner:
Mariamawit Dagne
Date:
04/23/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$2,500.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Mariamawit Dagne of Gaithersburg, Maryland won $2,500 with the $20 scratcher Cash Xpress. Dagne said this was the first time that she had played this game and was excited to win. She plans to use the money to pay down her credit card debt.


Regular Player Wins with DC 4, Loves All Games

Winner:
Deatrice Brown
Date:
04/23/2010
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$2,500.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

“I’ve won a few time throughout the years,” said Deatrice Brown about her $2,500 DC-4 win. Brown, who resides in Southeast, said she also like to play DC 5, D.C. KENO, and POWERBALL.


DC 4 Still Popular Among D.C. Lottery Players

Winner:
Rebecca Pinkney
Date:
04/23/2010
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$2,500.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Rebecca Pinkney enjoys playing DC-4, one of the most popular games. The Northwest resident won $2,500.


Bedazzling Win!

Winner:
Emma Hall
Date:
04/23/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$500.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Bedazzled was the right game for Emma Hall of Northeast, Washington, D.C., who won $500 with the $2 instant scratch ticket game. Smiling shyly, Hall said D.C. Scratchers are her favorite D.C. Lottery game, especially the $1 and $2 tickets. “I like the variety of ways to win.”


Good Vitals!

Winner:
Lekecia Tolson
Date:
04/19/2010
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$5,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Lekecia Tolson won $5,000 with DC 4. The northeast Washington, D.C. resident is pursuing a career in healthcare. This monetary infusion should help spike her stats.


Just in time for Tax Day!

Winner:
Carter Brown
Date:
04/12/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$5,100.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Carter Brown of Washington, DC is the latest Taxes Paid Bonanza winner! On her way to yoga this morning, Ms. Brown headed to her local convenience store looking to buy a Scratcher. It was a good thing she was headed to yoga, otherwise she would not have been able to calm her excitement down when she discovered that she had just won $5100! The best part of winning with a Taxes Paid Bonanza ticket is that the D.C. Lottery paid the taxes on the ticket for her! Just time for tax day! Ms. Brown is a regular Scratchers player, and cannot wait to pick out her next winning ticket!


Best. Lunchbreak. Ever!

Winner:
Tijuana Austin
Date:
04/07/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$7,500.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Washington native Tijuana Austin decided to try her luck during her lunch break with two Royal Riches scratchers, and won $7500 on the first ticket that she scratched! Ms. Austin loves playing D.C. Scratchers and recently won $200 with the new Taxes Paid Bonanza ticket as well. Oh, and as if she wasn't lucky enough with her big win, the other ticket she purchased won $20 as well! Congratulations, Ms. Austin!


Had a Good Week and Kept it Going!

Winner:
Doug Forsythe
Date:
04/06/2010
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$5,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

“I had a nice little windfall at work, so I thought I would take a chance," said Doug Forsythe of Washington, D.C. who played his birthday and won $5,000 with DC-4 on April 6, 2010. He plans to spend his winnings on an early birthday present and to help take care of a friend in need.


Desperate? Not With $10,000 Win!

Winner:
Lois Walker
Date:
04/01/2010
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

“Make sure you get my hat in the picture,” said Lois Walker of Southeast, Washington, D.C. who won $10,000 with DC-4 on April 1, 2010. She played her lucky numbers of 7-2-7-2 for the evening drawing and was excited when she listened to the D.C. Lottery’s Lot-line and learned that she had two winning tickets worth $5,000 each. Walker may be sporting a desperate housewife cap, but she’s not desperate for cash after her win. What’s she going to do with her prize? “I have four grandchildren in college,” she responded proudly.


Just Had a Feeling!

Winner:
Date:
03/31/2010
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$0.00
Retailer:

Joyce Cobb

Joyce Cobb of Washington, D.C. kept seeing a number that reminded her of her address. Urged by her D.C. Lottery retailer, she decided to play DC-4 using her street address, and she won! Cobb only plays the lottery when she feels like she might have a good shot. With results like this, who can argue with her reasons!


No New Taxes and Back for More!

Winner:
Ronald O'Neal
Date:
03/29/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Ronald O’Neal of Washington, D.C. won $10,000 free and clear with the D.C. instant scratcher Taxes Paid Bonanza. The retired transit employee is a regular ‘scratcher’ who’s no stranger to winning at the D.C. Lottery. He won $50,000 last year on another D.C. Lottery instant scratcher game!


I Just Smiled To Myself

Winner:
Helen Green
Date:
03/26/2010
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$20,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Helen Green of Northwest Washington, D.C. won $5,000 on each of her four DC-4 tickets, totaling $20,000. With home improvement plans in the works, the soft-spoken regular D.C. Lottery player says she found she’d won when she went back to her regular D.C. Lottery agent and checked the numbers on the board. “When I saw my number had come out, I just smiled to myself.”


Each time is like the first time!

Winner:
Kenneth Alexander Cross
Date:
03/22/2010
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$5,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Kenneth Alexander Crosson is an avid dancer and regular D.C. Lottery player. The Northeast Washington, D.C. resident waltzed away from the D.C. Lottery $5,000 richer from his recent DC-4 win. “Whenever I win, it’s new for me!”


Found the Golden Egg!

Winner:
Chon Villatoro
Date:
03/19/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$35,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Chon Villatoro of Northwest, Washington, D.C. loves playing all D.C. Lottery games. Golden Goose, a $5 D.C. Scratcher, is his new favorite game as he won the top prize of $35,000. What’s he going to do with his prize money? Take a vacation to his homeland, El Salvador, where he will visit family and friends.


Doing Fine with 'Fantastic Five'

Winner:
Jemal Abegaz
Date:
03/03/2010
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$25,555.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Jemal Abegaz is new to the Washington, D.C. area, but familiar enough with the D.C. Lottery’s Fantastic Five instant scratcher to win its top prize of $25,555. The northwest Washington, D.C. resident is originally from Ethiopia, but says he and his friends all play the D.C. Lottery games. “I’m very happy,” Mr. Abegaz communicated through a translator about his win. “Maybe I’ll start a small business.”


Driving Away His Winnings!

Winner:
Date:
03/17/2010
Game:
Powerball
Amount:
$0.00
Retailer:

The D.C. Lottery handed over the keys to Mr. Benjamin Forjoe, the 2010 Auto Show “Win Green Drive Green” POWERBALL Second Chance Drawing winner. Originally from Ghana, the College Park, Maryland resident is a regular D.C. Lottery player. His wife Valeria—who is expected to drive the car—accompanied Mr. Forjoe to DARCARS Toyota in Silver Spring, Maryland where the car was presented by D.C. Lottery Executive Director Buddy Roogow along with Gerry Murphy of WANADA and Stephanie Eder of DARCARS.


Something New Equals $25,000 DC-5 Win

Winner:
Terri Jennifer
Date:
03/16/2010
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$25,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Northeast, D.C. resident Terri Jenifer decided to try something new – DC-5. With her 50-cent bet, she won the top prize of $25,000 when She used a combination of birthdays to select the winning numbers 1-8-0-6-5 for the March 15, 2010 mid-day drawing. Congratulations!


Facebook Fan Wins!

Winner:
Date:
10/08/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$0.00
Retailer:

Cheryl Washington

Longtime player’s Club member, Cheryl Washington is also a D.C. Lottery Facebook fan. For the “Spot the Pink Panther” contest, she correctly spotted the Pink Panther. He was hanging out with a few of his closest friends at the National Zoo.


She's a winner too!

Winner:
Date:
10/07/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$0.00
Retailer:

Maureen Jenkins

Congratulations, Maureen Jenkins! She spotted the Pink Panther at the Fort Dupont Ice Arena and won a Pink Panther prize pack in one of our Facebook contests. Ms. Jenkins says she’s not a regular D.C. Lottery player, but has friends who are. Now, she’s a winner, too!


I Won With the D.C. Lottery!

Winner:
Date:
10/07/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$0.00
Retailer:

Joan Saunders

Congratulations, Joan Saunders of Washington, D.C. who spotted the D.C. Lottery’s Pink Panther taking in some culture at the newly remodeled Arena Stage in Southwest, D.C. Ms. Saunders was so excited about her Pink Panther Prize Pack, she said: “I’m going to wear my t-shirt to go see my daughter away at college and tell them that I won it with the D.C. Lottery so they can play!”


He Played PINK and Won RED!

Winner:
Date:
10/07/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$0.00
Retailer:

Anthony Chu

Congratulations, Anthony Chu of Maryland—the D.C. Lottery’s first ever e-Scavenger Hunt winner! Mr. Chu, and dozens of others, scoured the pages of dclottery.com in search of the Pink-Link. He was the first to answer post the correct answer on our Facebook wall and won two Club Level tickets to an upcoming Redskins home game.


He does it in the car

Winner:
Chris Chiochankitmun
Date:
10/14/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$50,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Charles Chiochankitmun of Maryland was in his car when he scratched his way to $50,000 with the D.C. Scratcher Diamond Dazzler. The 24-year old systems engineer says he was looking for a $5 D.C. Scratcher to play and started scratching as soon as he got to his car. Upon verifying his win, he told his mother. Her response was, “You can take me to dinner or a vacation. You pick!”


Loyal D.C. Lottery Player Spots the Pink Panther

Winner:
Date:
10/15/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$0.00
Retailer:

Rupal Shah

“I love the lottery, and I love scratchers,” said Rupal Shah, who spotted the Pink Panther in Dupont Circle. Rupal participated in the D.C. Lottery’s Spot the Pink Panther Facebook contest, and was the first person to correctly identify the cat’s whereabouts in D.C. “This is fun,” she said, while claiming her Pink Panther prize pack. “Thank you.”


See you at 14th and U!

Winner:
Date:
10/18/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$0.00
Retailer:

James Wallace

The D.C. Lottery congratulated James Wallace of Washington, D.C., the final winner for our Spot the Pink Panther Facebook contest. Upon receipt of his Pink Panther Prize Pack, Mr. Wallace said he was on his way to play his numbers as he was “feeling lucky.” He then said, “Next time, I’ll see you at 14th and U!” referencing the D.C. Lottery’s Claim Center and his projection for a big win!


Thanks D.C. Lottery!

Winner:
Date:
10/15/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$0.00
Retailer:

Rachel Barnes Williams

When the Pink Panther decided to admire the African Heritage Dancers and Drummers Mural on Good Hope Road, SE in Anacostia, DCLB snapped his picture and posted it on Facebook. Rachel Barnes Williams knew exactly where in D.C. he was and won a Pink Panther prize pack. Rachel also said that she enjoys playing D.C. Lottery scratch games and hopes that DCLB will continue to have fun contests like this one, where players have the chance to win cool prizes.


Thunderous applause!

Winner:
Barbara Gray
Date:
10/25/2010
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$5,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Thunderous applause for Barbara Gray of Maryland who won $5,000 with DC4!


We’re ALL in!

Winner:
Leticia Twyman
Date:
10/25/2010
Game:
Mega Millions
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

As the designated winner, Leticia Twyman was all smiles cashing-in her office pool’s winning $10,000 Mega Millions ticket. The team of nine from a federal agency dubbed Twyman their “lucky charm,” as she joined the pool the day before they won. The pool has been operating for about a year. Their motto: “Keep playing until we get all the numbers!”


Another happy DC-4 winner!

Winner:
Diana Freeman
Date:
10/25/2010
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$2,500.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Let’s hear it for Diana Freeman of Washington, D.C. who won $2,500 with DC4!


“No I didn’t just win $50,000?” Yes, she did!

Winner:
Sheila Johnson
Date:
10/27/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$50,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

While out with her sisters purchasing D.C. Lottery games, Sheila Johnson, put down $5 for a Black Pearls D.C. Scratcher at the suggestion of her daughter. The daughter, a regular visitor to dclottery.com, saw that there was still a top prize of $50,000 remaining with this instant scratcher ticket. “I bought the ticket. Went to the car and started scratching,” says the suburban Maryland resident. Next thing the sisters heard was a scream from the back seat: “No, I didn’t just win $50,000?” Yes, you did Sheila Johnson! Congratulations from the D.C. Lottery where Lots of People Win!


On Her Way to a “Debt Free” Retirement

Winner:
Doris Fielding
Date:
10/27/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$100,000.00
Retailer:
McReynold’s Liquor, 1776 G Street, N.W.

Doris Fielding, federal employee with 30 years of service, had already set her date of retirement. “I’m retiring in December of this year. My husband is retiring in May. And, now thanks to the D.C. Lottery, we’re retiring debt free!” Doris, a Maryland resident, won $100,000 with the D.C. Scratcher “Money Mania.” A regular D.C. Lottery player, Doris says when she realized she’d won, her heart was pounding. “I called my husband and told him to pick me up and why. He said: “Be right there!”

Doris purchased her winning D.C. Scratcher at McReynold’s Liquor, 1776 G Street, N.W.


Happy Birthday to Me!

Winner:
Muriel Braxton
Date:
11/01/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$250.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Muriel Braxton was all smiles at the D.C. Lottery. Not only was she to receive a $250 gift card as a winner with the D.C. Lottery’s Pink Panther 2nd Chance Drawing, but it was also the Virginia resident’s birthday. “This is a good birthday present!” The regularly D.C. Scratchers’ player says she enjoyed playing the Pink Panther ticket because “It was fun and I liked playing the online 2nd Chance Bonus game. It was a big deal (getting the official letter of notification. I was happy!”

We’re happy for you, Muriel. Congratulations!


I’m a Scratcher!

Winner:
Maingerel Mijiddorj
Date:
11/01/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$250.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Maingerel Mijiddorj had on his District of Columbia Black t-shirt when he arrived to claim his prize. “I’m a Scratcher!” he proudly pronounced when asked about the shirt. He’s a D.C. Lottery scratcher alright. Mr. Mijiddorj is also a winner of a $250 gift card from the D.C. Lottery’s Pink Panther 2nd Chance Drawing who says he took a liking to the game because of the cash prizes and the 2nd Chance Bonus game. “I like looking for the cat on the computer!” The Virginia resident says he’s getting new tires for his car, but his wife might have other plans. “It was a big surprise when I saw my name on the web site. I told my wife and she said, ‘What are we going to do with the money?’”, laughed Mijiddorj. We’ll see.


Now I'm ready to win the Grand Prize!

Winner:
Robert Void
Date:
11/03/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$250.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Southeast, D.C. resident Robert Void is ecstatic about winning a $250 gift card with the D.C. Lottery’s Pink Panther Second Chance Drawing. Thinking that he had a good chance of winning, Void bought five of the $2 tickets and entered the non-winning ones in the contest online. Now, he’s ready to win the grand prize of a trip for two to Beverly Hills. In the meantime, Void said he’s going to let his wife decide how to spend the $250 prize.


Scratchers are fun!

Winner:
Catherine T. Jackson
Date:
11/03/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$250.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

“Scratchers are fun,” said Catherine T. Jackson, who won a $250 gift card in the D.C. Lottery’s Pink Panther Second Chance Drawing Contest. Jackson said she plays all of the new D.C. Lottery scratchers and found out about the second chance drawing by reading the back of the ticket. “My husband called me while I was shopping, and he doesn’t normally do that,” she laughed. “I was surprised that I won.” Jackson’s only definite plans for her gift card is to treat her husband of 39 years. “His birthday is coming up.”


$250 Pink Panther 2nd Chance Winner!

Winner:
Ulysses Goodine
Date:
11/03/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$250.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Ulysses Goodine likes to play all D.C. Lottery games, however, it was the Pink Panther D.C. Scratcher that made him a winner. Goodine entered the Pink Panther Second Chance Drawing and won a $250 gift card. “I do a lot of scratching!”


A great game to play!

Winner:
Leon Perkins
Date:
11/03/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$250.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

As a kid, Leon Perkins watched the Pink Panther on television, so when the D.C. Lottery launched its Pink Panther D.C. Scratcher, he thought it would be a great game to play. Perkins was surprised to find out that he was a second chance drawing winner. He plans to use his $250 gift card to pay bills.


The Supreme Court 7

Winner:
Lisa Simmons & Rhonda Cheatham
Date:
11/09/2010
Game:
Powerball
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Two members of the “Supreme Court 7” office pool, Lisa Simmons (left) and Rhonda Cheatham (right), excitedly claim their $10,000 POWERBALL prize at the D.C. Lottery’s Claim Center for their office pool that was formed in April. This is the first big win for the program developers, who were one number short of winning the $123 million jackpot. “We thought it was going to be our last day [at work],” Cheatham laughed.


She Hit Big!

Winner:
Pamela Hairston
Date:
11/09/2010
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$25,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Pamela Hairston won $25,000 with five winning DC-4 game tickets valued at $5,000 each. The Washington, D.C. resident says she’ll use to the money to pay bills and help her family.


Take the Money and Run!

Winner:
Ester Stewart
Date:
11/09/2010
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$2,500.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Esther Stewart of Atlanta, GA came to D.C. to visit her mother, won $2,500 with DC-4, and is headed back out of town. "Washington, D.C. is my hometown and I love it. Thanks, D.C.!" she said with a big smile and a wave.


Another DC-4 Winner

Winner:
Charles Hicks
Date:
11/10/2010
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$2,500.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Congratulations to Charles Hicks of Silver Spring, MD on winning $2,500 with DC 4.


D.C. Has Been Good to Me

Winner:
Darrell Henderson
Date:
11/15/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$40,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Darrell Henderson has found the recipe for success in D.C: First you get job. Then you win the D.C. Lottery! The native Alabaman came to D.C. seeking employment a job little more than a year ago. Now, he’s won $40,000 with the D.C. Scratcher 20X The Money. “ D.C. has been good to me!” says Henderson who plans to take a trip home to celebrate his win.


It's Always Good to Win

Winner:
Aurelie Bush
Date:
11/16/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$1,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Takoma Park, MD resident Aurelie Bush loves the District of Columbia Black ticket. And now, after winning the $1,000 gift certificate for the October drawing of the Second Chance Drawing contest, she’s even more enamored with the game. “I love scratch tickets, and I love the D.C. Lottery,” said Bush. “I keep buying the Black ticket because I know there are still two $1 million prizes available.” Bush has won $20 and $40 prizes with the Black ticket, and now after winning the $1,000 gift certificate, she is looking to win one of the $1 million prizes. “I’m going to keep playing. . . It’s always good to win.”


Grandson's Gift

Winner:
Alice Terrell
Date:
11/16/2010
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$50,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Alice Terrell of Maryland won $50,000 with DC-5. Ms. Terrell says she played her grandson’s birthday as he is dear to her heart. When asked her first reaction having learned that she’d won: “Great. Now, what are the taxes?” she laughed. The 71-year old says she doesn’t have any immediate plans for her big win. “I got see how much first!”


In the Black!

Winner:
Zebene Belayhum
Date:
12/01/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$25,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Congratulations, Zebene Belayhun, of Washington, D.C.! He won $25,000 with the D.C. Scratcher, District of Columbia Black. A food service worker in the District, Belayhun says he’s going to pay some bills with his winnings before any other considerations. 

There are still TWO top prizes remaining for District of Columbia Black, each worth $1,000,000!


Pink 2nd Chance Wnner

Winner:
Angela Nickens-Watson
Date:
11/30/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$250.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

The Pink Panther D.C. Scratcher is a pretty cool game for Angela Nickens-Watson, who won a $250 gift card in the second chance drawing. Nickens-Watson said she loves the Pink Panther and has enjoyed playing the game. Now, she wants to win the grand prize of a trip for two to Beverly Hills, California.


Handy Money Helps Happy, Says Hubby

Winner:
Anwar Haq
Date:
12/06/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$1,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Anwar Haq of Falls Church, VA is the latest winner of a $1,000 gift card from the District of Columbia Black Second Chance Drawing. The local business owner says he’ll purchase household items with his win. “My wife has said that we need some things. This money will come in handy and make her happy.”


More Chances to Win!

Winner:
Audrey Frazier
Date:
12/08/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$250.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Audrey Frazier enjoys playing D.C. Scratchers, especially the ones that offer second chance drawings because they provide players with more chances to win. Frazier is a Pink Panther Second Chance Drawing winner. She won a $250 gift card, which she said she’ll use for buying Christmas gifts, including something for herself.


Congratulations!

Winner:
Date:
12/08/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$0.00
Retailer:

$250 Pink 2nd Chance Winner

Audrey Frazier enjoys playing D.C. Scratchers, especially the ones that offer second chance drawings because they provide players with more chances to win. Frazier is a Pink Panther Second Chance Drawing winner. She won a $250 gift card, which she said she’ll use for buying Christmas gifts, including something for herself.


WOW! I won

Winner:
Karen Bass
Date:
12/16/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$250.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Karen Bass is a D.C. Scratchers player. She loves the excitement of buying instant ticket games and seeing if she’s a winner. So, she was very surprised to learn that she was a Pink Panther Second Chance Drawing winner, and her prize was a $250 gift card courtesy of the D.C. Lottery. “It’s needed,” said Bass. “I’m going to use it to buy Christmas gifts.”


Playing for Riches

Winner:
Kenneth Crosson
Date:
12/16/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$250.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

‘I’m trying to get rich,” laughed Kenneth Crosson, a D.C. Lottery player who won a $250 gift card with the Pink Panther Second Chance Drawing contest. Crosson said he decided to play the Pink Panther scratch game because of the chance to win a trip for two to Beverly Hills, California. Now, he plans to use his gift card to make purchases for his office holiday party. “I’m looking forward to the celebration, and I am thankful for all that I have.”


First Time Winner

Winner:
Janise Wicker
Date:
12/16/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$250.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

“I’ve never won anything before,” said Janise Wicker, who in fact, is a D.C. Lottery winner. She won a $250 gift card with the Pink Panther Second Chance Drawing contest. Wicker was so excited about her win that she activated her gift card before she left the D.C. Lottery Headquarters after claiming her prize. Smiling, she said, “I’m ecstatic.”


For the Love of the Game

Winner:
Mary Jeffcoat
Date:
12/16/2010
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$250.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Mary Jeffcoat said she didn’t care if she won or lost with the Pink Panther instant scratch ticket game. She simply enjoys playing D.C. Lottery Scratchers. Her fun turned into a win, when she won a $250 gift card with the Pink Panther Second Chance Drawing. When asked about her plans for the $250 win, Jeffcoat said, “I’m going to buy myself a laptop. That’s what I want, and I’ve never had one.” Congratulations!


Hot Lotto always Sizzles!

Winner:
Kevin Matthews
Date:
12/23/2010
Game:
Hot Lotto
Amount:
$30,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

“I always play the Sizzler,” said Kevin Matthews about tripling his $10,000 win to $30,000. Matthews, of Northeast, Washington, D.C., played a combination of family birthdays. The numbers turned out to be the winning ones for the December 18th Hot Lotto drawing. He correctly matched all five white balls to win $10,000. He also played the Sizzler option for an additional $1. The Hot Lotto Sizzler number was three, multiplying his win three times for a grand total of $30,000. Matthews said he plans to use his prize money to pay bills and buy a big screen TV. “I need it to watch the Super Bowl!”


Nice Start!

Winner:
Earl Hall
Date:
01/05/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$50,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Earl Hall of Washington, D.C. was tickled when he scratched his way to $50,000 with the D.C. Scratcher Treasure Doubler. The regular D.C. Lottery player says he was “at home scratching away” when he saw that he’d won one of the game’s top prizes. “It’s a nice way to start the new year,” said Hall.


I'll Rest On It

Winner:
Yaw Ayemang
Date:
01/05/2011
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$25,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Yaw Ayemang of Maryland was thrilled to win $25,000 with DC-5, one of D.C.’s favorite numbers games. The regular D.C. Lottery player prefers to play his own numbers. When asked of his plans for his big win, he smiled, “I will pay bills with a portion. And, the rest, I will rest on it.”


A Piece of the Pie

Winner:
Vernon Webb
Date:
01/05/2011
Game:
Mega Millions
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:

D.C. caught Mega Millions mania for the January 4, 2011 draw for $380 million. We didn’t nab the jackpot winner this time, like we did for the $144 million POWERBALL jackpot in 2009. But, Vernon Webb of Washington, D.C. did win $10,000, the largest single win for that drawing in the District of Columbia.


Up to the Challenge

Winner:
Evelyn Malone
Date:
01/11/2011
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$50,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Evelyn Malone is no stranger to the D.C. Lottery. She plays, she wins, and she wins big. The Washington, D.C. resident won $50,000 with DC-5 for its January 9, 2011 drawing. She also won $25,000 in 1999, playing an instant scratch ticket game. When asked “So, you’re trying to win all the D.C. Lottery money?” Her only half-joking response was, “I’ll take that task.”


Riding Free and Clear

Winner:
Donald Lampkins
Date:
01/11/2011
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$25,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Donald Lampkins of Washington, D.C. won $25,000 with DC-5. The federal employee says he’s going straight to the car dealership to pay off the balance on his truck with his winnings. And, the rest? “Well, we’ll see.”


Not Your Typical Reaction

Winner:
Elias Terfera
Date:
01/17/2011
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$25,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

When Elias Tefera discovered he’d won $25,000 with DC-5, his reaction was not typical of our D.C. Lottery winners. The Maryland resident stated that he was “mad the number came out.” When asked why, Tefera—who also won $100,000 with DC-4 in 2011—said he’d wished he’d put more money down for a greater return. But, acknowledged that $25,000 was a fine way to start the new year.


9 Tickets Worth $5k Each!

Winner:
Wanda Williams
Date:
01/17/2011
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$5,000.00
Retailer:

Top Prize Winner!

DC 4 player Wanda Williams of Oxon Hill, Maryland played her birthday numbers 1-0-0-8 nine times for the January 11, 2011 evening drawing and won $5,000 with each ticket. Her grand prize total? $45,000! Congratulations. p>


In the Black

Winner:
Warren Young
Date:
01/20/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Warren Young won $10,000 with District of Columbia Black, the D.C. Lottery’s best-selling instant scratch ticket—the agency’s first ever with a top prize of $1,000,000. “I thought I’d won $1,000, and I was happy with that. Then, I saw it was $10,000, and I was very happy then!” smiled Young.

As of 1/20/11, there are two top prizes of $1,000,000; one $25,000 prize; and two $10,000 prizes remaining with District of Columbia Black.


Something to Take Off the Chill

Winner:
Santos Mendoza
Date:
01/20/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$5,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Santos Mendoza won $5,000 with the Polar Express D.C. Scratcher. The Washington, D.C. resident scratched his way in from the cold on this instant scratcher that was part of the D.C. Lottery’s 2010 Holiday Scratchers series.


A Resolution She's Glad She DIDN'T Keep

Winner:
Romaine Owens
Date:
01/21/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$50,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Romaine Owens had a New Year’s Resolution to stop playing instant scratch ticket games and only play the D.C. Lottery’s three-and four-digit game. She wasn’t resolute for very long. Owens bought a $5 Money Maker D.C. Scratcher and won the $50,000 top prize. Thrilled about her win, Owens said she ran outside and stood on the sidewalk in shock. “I just froze. I stood there like the Statue of Liberty.” 

Play D.C. Scratchers today. You could be one of the Lots of People who Win with the D.C. Lottery.


Keno with a SPIN!

Tsion Assefa
Winner:
Tsion Assefa
Date:
01/21/2011
Game:
DC Keno
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

“I’m still trying to absorb it all,” said Tsion Assefa of Silver Spring, MD about winning $10,000 playing D.C. KENO. Assefa played the 7-spot game and won $5,000. She also added the KENO Spin option for an additional $1; the Spin number was two, doubling her prize to $10,000! Congratulations!


Here we go again!

Winner:
Elias Terfera
Date:
01/23/2011
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$25,000.00
Retailer:
Morris Miller Liquors

Last week, Elias Tefera of Maryland cashed-in a $25,000 DC 5 ticket. His demeanor was calm, pleasant; he had just one complaint: he wished he had put more money on the ticket to ensure a larger payout. Fast forward one week, and Tefera is back at the D.C. Lottery’s Claim Center—still calm, still pleasant—this time, with three more winning tickets valued at over $25,000 each. The local business owner plays number combinations of his choosing and says “I play numbers related to loved ones and those I feel strongly about.” The three winning tickets were purchased at Morris Miller Liquor, 7804 Alaska Avenue, N.W.


He's Headed to Hawaii

Winner:
John Treatt
Date:
02/01/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$50,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Known for his calm demeanor, John Treatt of Silver Spring did not react outwardly when he realized that he had won the $50,000 top prize for the $5 D.C. Scratchers game, Pharaoh’s Fortune. Treatt took the ticket home and showed it to his better half so that she could see it for herself. After paying bills, Treatt said he is going to take his wife to Hawaii. It will be their first visit to the islands. Aloha!


Some Winners Take Their Time

Winner:
Ronald Callendar
Date:
02/01/2011
Game:
Powerball
Amount:
$200,000.00
Retailer:
Facts and Snacks on Bolling Air Force Base

“I don’t check my tickets right away,” said Ronald Callendar, a regular D.C. Lottery player. When he did, he found out that he was holding the $200,000 winning ticket for the November 6, 2010 POWERBALL drawing. The Waldorf, Maryland resident said he plans to keep his winnings in the bank, and he’s also going to change how he plays the game. “I’m going to play Power Play now,” he laughed. “I could have won one million.” He bought his winning ticket at Facts and Snacks on Bolling Air Force Base in Southeast, Washington, D.C.


Winning Numbers: Like Music to His Ears

Winner:
Date:
02/01/2011
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$0.00
Retailer:

$25,000 Winner

Native Washingtonian Johnnie McCaskill played his favorite set of DC 5 numbers, a family member’s birthday, for the February 1st mid-day drawing and won the top prize of $25,000 for a .50-cent wager. McCaskill heard his winning numbers on a local radio station and went straight to the D.C. Lottery’s Claim Center to collect his cash prize. He bought his winning ticket at S&W Liquors, 1428 9th Street, NW.


Buy Tickets, Check Them Twice

Winner:
Michael Boston
Date:
02/01/2011
Game:
Mega Millions
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:
Sheffield's Wine and Liquor

Northwest, D.C. resident Michael Boston checked his Mega Millions ticket online and quickly learned that he had won $10,000. "Well, I had to look twice and obviously, I'm thrilled to win," he said. Boston bought his winning ticket at Sheffield Wine & Liquor, 5025 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.


Believe in Second Chances

Winner:
Petheria McIver
Date:
02/02/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$1,000.00
Retailer:
Second Chance Drawing

“This was the first time that I entered the second chance drawing,” said Petheria McIver about winning a $1,000 gift card with the District of Columbia Black Second Chance Drawing contest. McIver said she been playing Black for about four months, trying to win the grand prize of $1 million. There are still two $1 million prizes remaining. Play Black today. McIver bought her winning ticket at King’s Café, 2100 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE.


Fun at the 2011 Auto Show

Winner:
Carole Miller & Maria Perez
Date:
02/05/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$345.00
Retailer:
Washington Auto Show

On February 5th the D.C. Lottery held a fun and prize filled special event at the 2011 Washington Auto Show just for our players!

Lucky Money Machine participants, Carole Miller of MD won $345 and Maria Perez won $531! They came to look for a new car and left with cash, congratulations to the lucky winners.


Big Surprise!

Winner:
Leonicio Guevara
Date:
02/10/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$50,000.00
Retailer:
JB Liquors, 3914 14th St, N.W.

Leonicio Guevara of Washington, D.C. scratched his way to $50,000 with the “Fat Wallet” D.C. Scratcher. A regular D.C. Scratcher player, Guevara says it was a “big surprise” when he realized he’d won one of the ticket’s top prizes! This winning D.C. Scratcher was purchased at JB Liquors, 3914 14th Street, N.W.


Near, Dear and Winning

Winner:
Marguerite Parker
Date:
02/10/2011
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$25,000.00
Retailer:
Albert's Liquors

Marguerite Parker of Washington, D.C. won $25,000 with DC 5 playing numbers she chose for personal reasons. That winning combination got her the top prize for one of D.C.’s hottest numbers games, DC 5! Her winning ticket was purchased at Albert’s Liquors, 326 Kentucky Avenue, S.E.


Children Are the Real Winners

Winner:
Alan Kuwabara
Date:
02/15/2011
Game:
Mega Millions
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:
Rodman's Drugs

Bethesda, Maryland resident Alan Kuwabara won $10,000 with Mega Millions. Four years ago, he started a children’s dentistry practice in Washington, D.C. and said he’s going to use his cash prize for his business. Kuwabara used the Quick Pick option to select his winning numbers and bought his ticket at Rodman’s Drugs, 5100 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.


She was Right on the Money!

Winner:
Ella Tinker
Date:
02/17/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$50,000.00
Retailer:
Wine & Liquor, 1420 K Street, N.W.

While at work, Ella Tinker scratched her Right on the Money D.C. Scratchers game and saw that she had won $50,000! “I was startled. I had to look at it a few times and ask people.” Tinker doesn’t have any special plans for the money, however, the native Washingtonian who resides in Southeast was very excited about her win. A-1 Wine & Liquor at 1420 K Street, N.W. was the right place for Tinker to buy her top prize winning ticket.


Felt Pretty Good to ‘Scratch’

Winner:
Publio Fernandez
Date:
02/17/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$25,000.00
Retailer:
DC Lottery

Publio Fernandez of Washington, D.C. scratched his way to the top prize of $25,000 with the Ca$hword D.C. Scratcher. His excited response when asked about his win, “It felt pretty good. I really needed it. I’m going to fix my car and pay bills.”


$10,000 Made Her a Believer

Winner:
Crystal Davis
Date:
02/23/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:
7-Eleven, 218 Cedar Street, N.W.

First time D.C. Lottery player Crystal Davis of Northwest, Washington, D.C. said she is “now a believer” after winning $10,000 with the newest $20 ticket – District of Columbia Gold. On a whim, Davis bought the Gold ticket at 7-Eleven #20523, 218 Cedar Street, NW and said the win comes at the perfect time. “I’m about to launch an online shoe store and this will help me to launch my website and buy new shoe inventory.”


D.C. Gold = A New Car

Winner:
Jewell Joyner
Date:
02/23/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:
7-Eleven, 950 Eastern Avenue, NE

Jewell Joyner bought a District of Columbia Gold ticket at 7-Eleven #22668, 950 Eastern Avenue, NE and won $20. She later returned to the same store and bought another $20 Gold ticket. This time, she won $10,000! Joyner said she scratched her $10,000 winning ticket at home with her husband. The Northeast, Washington, D.C. resident said she and her husband already have plans for their cash prize. “We are going to catch up on a few bills, take the kids shopping, and get a car.”


Listen to Your Friends!

Winner:
Deborah West
Date:
03/01/2011
Game:
DC Keno
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:
Lee’s Mini Market

Winner by association. Deborah West of Alexandria, VA won $10,000 playing D.C. Keno. While not a regular player, she decided to try it with a friend who’s a familiar player. “It was a new experience. And, I won!” This winning experience took place at Lee’s Mini Market, 3853 Alabama Avenue, S.E.


Rush for the Gold

Winner:
Carol Masterson
Date:
03/02/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:
7-Eleven, 429 Eighth Street, S.E.

Carol Masterson of Washington, D.C. is the latest $10,000 winner with D.C. Gold, the new D.C. Scratcher with over $11 MILLION in cash and prizes. Less than a month in stores and the D.C. Lottery has congratulated three $10,000 winners to date. This winning ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven located at 429 Eighth Street, S.E. Cash prizes for D.C. Gold range from $20 to $1,000,000. Thousands of cash prizes have been awarded to D.C. Lottery players on this D.C. Scratcher. Get yours today!


He's Used to Winning

Winner:
Ricardo C. Carrillo
Date:
02/22/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$2,000.00
Retailer:
Family Food Market, New Hampshire Ave. N.W.

Ricardo C. Carrillo is no stranger to winning money with the Black ticket; about a month ago, he won $2,000. “I’m really happy, because I never hit like that,” Carrillo said. With three children at home and a daughter in college, he said he would use the money to help his family. Carrillo bought his winning ticket at Family Food Market, on New Hampshire Ave. N.W.


Second Chance Drawing Pays Off

Winner:
Chris Cutlip
Date:
03/03/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$1,000.00
Retailer:

Chris Cutlip likes the look of the District of Columbia Black D.C. Scratcher. “It’s appealing, and it’s elegant,” Cutlip said about the $20 ticket that made him a winner of a $1,000 gift card. Entering his nonwinning tickets online in the second chance drawing contest, Cutlip was excited about his win. “My mother’s boyfriend told me that he saw my name on the website. Then, I checked my e-mail and found out I had won.” The Cheltenham, Maryland resident says he’s still playing for the $1 million prize. There are two $1 million prizes remaining with Black, and Cutlip said the next he comes to the Claim Center, he wants it to be because he’s a millionaire.


Ten Thousand and Counting

Winner:
Michael Hayden
Date:
03/04/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:
Barmy Wines and Liquors

Michael Hayden of Capitol Heights, Maryland is the latest $10,000 winner with the District of Columbia Black D.C. Scratcher. An avid D.C. Lottery player, Michael is happy for the win and on the hunt for one of the million-dollar scratchers still available with D.C. Black. Michael’s winning D.C. Scratcher was purchased at Barmy Wines and Liquors, 1912 L Street, N.W.


He Bust the Bank!

Winner:
Miguel Benavides
Date:
03/07/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$50,000.00
Retailer:
Los Primos

Northwest resident Miguel Benavides is a D.C. Lottery winner! Bust the Bank is the $5 D.C. Scratcher that paid him a dividend of $50,000. That’s right - $50,000! Benavides said he scratched the ticket in his car because he didn’t want to get a parking ticket. “I showed my brother, and he said, ‘You’ve won a lot of money.’” He bought his winning ticket at Los Primos, 3170 Mount Pleasant Street, NW.


He did it again!

Winner:
Elias Terfera
Date:
03/07/2011
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$100,000.00
Retailer:
Avondale Coffee Shop

You, again! Elias Tefera of Maryland is one lucky guy. He won $100,000 with DC 5 in January and he's back again in March for another $100,000. How'd he do it? He placed $1 wagers on two winning tickets making each worth $50,000. These winning tickets were purchased at Avondale Coffee Shop, 1919 Michigan Avenue, N.E.


A Handy Sum

Winner:
Veronique David
Date:
03/08/2011
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$25,000.00
Retailer:
Bowen Discount Liquor

Veronique David won $25,000 playing DC 5. The Maryland resident, who played her own numbers, says she’ll use the money to help pay for an upcoming trip to Florida to attend a wedding. “This will come in handy,” she smiled when asked how she might spend her winnings. This winning ticket was purchased at Bowen Discount Liquor, 4510 Bowen Road, S.E.


All in the Family

Winner:
Eskinder Woldeyohannes
Date:
03/08/2011
Game:
DC-5
Amount:
$100,000.00
Retailer:
Connecticut Exxon

Eskinder Woldeyohannes' older brother called him saying, "Play this number." The Maryland resident did and won $100,000 with DC 5. How'd he do it? Just like his brother, he placed $1 wagers on two winning tickets, each worth $50,000. It pays to listen to big brother. These winning tickets were purchased at Connecticut Exxon, 5030 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.


Auto Show 2011 Winner Andrewnette Martin

Winner:
Date:
03/14/2011
Game:
Powerball
Amount:
$0.00
Retailer:

2011 Auto Show Second Chance Winner

“I was trying to win a $100 gas card. Then, I got the call that I had won the car,” said Andrewnette Martin of Oxon Hill, Maryland. She won a 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid in the D.C. Lottery’s Washington Auto Show Second Chance Drawing. Martin received a Facebook message from a friend asking if she had won the car because her name was posted on the D.C. Lottery’s website. “I went to the website [dclottery.com] to see if my name was there,” laughed Martin. “I printed the page and showed it to my husband, daughter, and coworkers. I wanted them to see that you have to enter these contests. You never know. You just might win.”


Bombay Magic

Winner:
Hisanatou Pio
Date:
03/14/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:
JB Liquors, 3914 14th St, N.W.

Congratulations to Hisanatou Pio of Silver Spring, Maryland who won $10,000 with the $2 D.C. Scratcher Bombay. Pio started playing the instant scratch ticket game based on the recommendations of friends that the game was fun. At JB Liquors, 3914 14th Street, N.W., Pio scratched her ticket it in the store, where she purchased it, revealing that she was a winner. Excited about her win, Pio said she doesn’t quite yet know what she is going to do with her prize winnings. After she cashes it, then she will establish a plan.


No New Taxes!

Winner:
Rosa Flores
Date:
03/15/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$7,669.00
Retailer:
Black Lion Market

Let's hear it for Rosa Flores of Washington, D.C. Rosa won $5,000 with the D.C. Scratcher "Taxes Paid Bonanza." And, because the D.C. Lottery is picking-up the taxes on the win, she got a check for $7,669. This winning ticket was purchased at Black Lion Market, 3500 14th Street, N.W.


Miami, Here We Come!

Winner:
Geovani Carias
Date:
03/29/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$10,000.00
Retailer:
14th Mini Market

Geovani Carias of Washington, D.C. scratched his way to $10,000 with the Money Mania D.C. Scratcher. A regular D.C. Lottery player, Carias says he started scratching the ticket in the store and couldn’t believe it when he saw that he’d won $10,000. Plans are in the works to take his family to Miami for a vacation. This winning ticket was purchased at 14th Mini Market, 3904 14th Street, N.W. Money Mania still has a top prize of $100,000 yet unclaimed.


Congratulations, many times over!

Winner:
Suntiya Gates
Date:
03/30/2011
Game:
DC-4
Amount:
$75,000.00
Retailer:
Farmers Market, 1309 Fifth Street, N.E.

Let’s hear it for Suntiya Gates of Washington, D.C. who won $75,000 with DC 4. That’s right, $75,000! How’d she do it? She cashed-in 15 winning tickets valued at $5,000 each. The winning tickets were purchased at Farmers Market, 1309 Fifth Street, N.E.


Smelled Like Bubble Gum!

Winner:
Anthony Jackson
Date:
03/31/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$50,000.00
Retailer:
7-Eleven #22464, 333 Hawaii Avenue, N.E.

“It smelled like bubble gum,” said J. Anthony Jackson of N.E. about buying the $5 D.C. Scratcher Dubble Bubble Doubler. “I bought two tickets and won $50,000!” That’s right, Jackson won the Dubble Bubble Doubler top prize of $50,000. He scratched the ticket in the store and knew immediately that he was a winner. Jackson works at night and said he couldn’t wait for the D.C. Lottery’s Claim Center to open in the morning. 

Mr. Jackson bought his winning ticket at 7-Eleven #22464, 333 Hawaii Avenue, N.E.


She Found the 9's

Winner:
Claudia Amaya
Date:
04/05/2011
Game:
DC Scratchers
Amount:
$9,999.00
Retailer:
Los Primos

Claudia Amaya of Hyattsville, MD won $9,999 with the $2 D.C. Scratcher Find the 9s. A resident of Hyattsville, Maryland, Amaya said she went into the store and decided that she wanted to buy a scratch ticket. She picked Find the 9s and won the top prize of $9,999. “I’m really happy. I really need it. I’m going to pay some bills,” she said. Amaya said her husband didn’t believe she had until she showed him the ticket. She bought her winning ticket at Los Primos, 3160 Mount Pleasant Street, N.W.


Instantly $50,000 Richer

Winner:
Jose Carela
Date:
04/12/2011