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About the DC Lottery

Who can play theDC Lottery

Players must be 18 years of age or older, but a person under 18 may receive a lottery ticket as a gift and be paid a lottery prize pursuant to guidelines found at DC Official Code § 3-1335 (2001).

Purchasing Lottery Tickets

Tickets are ONLY available for purchase at authorized DC Lottery Agent Locations, and NOT through the internet.

DC- 3, DC- 4 and DC-5 tickets may be purchased up to seven consecutive days in advance for mid-day and evening drawings. POWERBALL®, Mega Millions® and HOT LOTTO® tickets may be purchased in advance for 1,2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18, and 20 consecutive draws.