District of Columbia Lottery Numbers

Find all the latest lottery numbers from the nation's capital! Just click on a link to view the latest winning numbers.

Current lottery games include: Hot Lotto - Powerball - Mega Millions - Lucky for Life - DC 3 Evening - DC 3 Midday - DC 4 Evening - DC 4 Midday - DC 5 Evening - DC 5 Midday


Wednesday
April 26th 2017

  • 6
  • 16
  • 20
  • 35
  • 36
  • 13
Thursday
April 27th 2017

  • 3
  • 19
  • 39
  • 42
  • 44
  • 2
Friday
April 28th 2017

  • 0
  • 6
  • 6
Saturday
April 29th 2017

  • 2
  • 7
  • 3
Friday
April 28th 2017

  • 4
  • 9
  • 5
  • 1
Saturday
April 29th 2017

  • 2
  • 5
  • 8
  • 4
Friday
April 28th 2017

  • 1
  • 4
  • 8
  • 4
  • 9
Saturday
April 29th 2017

  • 0
  • 1
  • 3
  • 6
  • 3

History of the D.C. Lottery

The D.C. Lottery was established in 1982 and hit $3.5 million in sales during its first week. The district is a founding member of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), along with Iowa, Kansas, Oregon, Rhode Island and West Virginia. The group launched in 1987 and Lotto*America debuted in 1988. Mega Millions tickets went on sale in January 2010.

Revenue from the D.C. Lottery is allocated to the General Fund for the District. Since the Lottery was established, over $1.8 billion has been raised to provide valuable support to education, public safety, senior services and more.

Buying D.C. Lottery Tickets

Want to play all the D.C. Lottery games on offer? It's easy - just make a visit to the nation's capital and purchase tickets from an authorized retailer.

Playing D.C. Lottery Games

Games offered by the D.C. Lottery include Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto and Lucky for Life.

DC5 is a 120-way box bet game that offers a top prize of $50,000 for a successful straight bet. Drawings are held twice a day in the afternoon and evening. Essentially, you wager either 50 cents or $1 on a set of five numbers between 0 and 9 and the order in which they will appear in the drawing. After choosing the five numbers you'd like to play, you can then specify what bet you'd like to make. Here's a breakdown of what you can win on each type of bet, and what you need to match to win:

Bet Type Match to Win $1 Bet Pays Odds of Winning
Straight 5 digits in exact order $50,000 1 in 100,000
5 Way Box 5 digits in any order $10,000 1 in 20,000
10 Way Box 5 digits in any order $5,000 1 in 10,000
20 Way Box 5 digits in any order $2,500 1 in 5,000
30 Way Box 5 digits in any order $1,700 1 in 3,333
60 Way Box 5 digits in any order $800 1 in 1,667
120 Way Box 5 digits in any order $425 1 in 833
Front 4 First 4 digits in exact order $5,000 1 in 10,000
Back 4 Last 4 digits in exact order $5,000 1 in 10,000
Front 3 First 3 digits in exact order $500 1 in 1,000
Back 3 Last 3 digits in exact order $500 1 in 1,000
Front Pair First 2 digits in exact order $50 1 in 100
Back Pair Last 2 digits in exact order $50 1 in 100

A $0.50 bet instead of a $1 bet will pay half of the amount listed above.

Race2Riches is a fun interactive racing game that offers great prizes and holds drawings every four minutes from 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM every day of the week. It's got all the fun of going to the horses without all the stress of parking and planning! Players pick a type of bet – win, Show, Win/Show, Quinella, Trifecta, Trifecta Box or Trifecta Wheel – and select the "horses" they think will win. The "Crown Bonus" feature is a multiplier that could see winnings increase by as much as ten times their initial stake.

District residents can also play local games like DC3, DC4, Keno, Fast Play and Tap-N-Play.

D.C. Scratchers are fun instant win games that can be purchased from authorized retailers throughout the District. Prizes can reach as high as $1 million and all you have to do to win big apart from beating the odds is scratch off the coating on the game. Pick up one today and see what happens!

Claiming D.C. Lottery Prizes

If you've won a D.C. Lottery prize, then you will have 180 days from the date of the drawing or from the announced close of game date (for Scratch tickets). Any prizes left unclaimed after this period of time are allocated to the District's General Fund.

Prizes worth $600 or less can be claimed at any authorized Lottery retailer or at the D.C. Lottery claim center. If you've won between $601 and $199,999 you can redeem your prize at the Claim Center. Prizes worth $200,000 or more must be claimed at the D.C. Lottery's head office on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.

If you've won $5,000 or more, then your prize will be subject to a federal withholding tax of 25 percent and D.C. taxes of 8.95 percent.

The Fine Print

You must be at least 18 years old to purchase D.C. Lottery tickets, but minors can receive lottery tickets as gifts.

Don't be fooled - anyone who tells you that you can win a prize for a lottery game that you've never entered may be trying to set you up as the target for a scam. Read the scams page to learn more about how these fraudsters operate and how to keep yourself safe.