|Game||Draw Date||Results||Next Drawing Date|
|Powerball||05/22/2013||09-31-35-41-57, Powerball: 26||05/25/2013|
|MEGA Millions||05/21/2013||02-15-17-48-55, Mega Ball: 11||05/24/2013|
|Hot Lotto||05/22/2013||10-11-28-32-40, Hot Ball: 04||05/25/2013|
|DC 5 Midday||05/23/2013||3-0-9-0-0||05/24/2013|
|DC 4 Midday||05/23/2013||7-5-6-6||05/24/2013|
|DC 3 Midday||05/23/2013||1-4-0||05/24/2013|
|DC 5 Evening||05/23/2013||1-5-4-2-3||05/24/2013|
|DC 4 Evening||05/23/2013||3-2-6-4||05/24/2013|
|DC 3 Evening||05/23/2013||6-1-1||05/24/2013|
The Washington DC lottery program that is open to the public in the District of Columbia is one of the smallest in the country of all of the areas that participate in any lottery programs. Washington DC lottery games that are available include only two: the Hot Lotto and Powerball. The laws in Washington DC also stipulate that only those over the age of 18 are eligible to buy a lottery ticket from a participating retailer, but a person who is under the legal purchasing age is allowed to collect winnings if they are given the winning lottery ticket as a gift.
The lottery program in the District of Columbia began in March of 1982, when DC joined the MUSL (Multi-State Lottery Association) and began offering the Powerball game. A multi-state lottery program refers to a lottery game that is played simultaneously throughout multiple states. The only money that crosses jurisdictions is the money set aside for the jackpot. All of the money each state accrues through the lottery goes toward the operation costs of the lottery program for each state, along with funding state programs for education. DC passed the lottery only to get the benefit of this source of educational funding.
As with most jurisdictions that participate in lottery programs across the United States, the money that is generated from the D.C. lottery programs is spent locally. First, the money earned from ticket sales is used to fund the lottery program itself. The remainder that isn’t put into the jackpot prize pool is used by education programs in the jurisdiction, and the rest is put to use by the local government’s general fund. There are also funds set aside for commissions that are paid to retail merchandisers that sell the lottery tickets, as well as commission kickbacks for retailers that sell winning lottery tickets.
Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the winning number information on this web page, mistakes can occur. In the event of any discrepancies, District of Columbia State laws and District of Columbia Lottery regulations will prevail. Lottery data is provided for entertainment and informational purposes only. SuperMedia does not condone or encourage the practice of gambling by providing this information. If you or someone you love have a gambling problem, learn more through Gamblers Anonymous.
In April of 2009, an undisclosed Powerball winner from Washington, D.C. won just over $144 million dollars. Though his name wasn’t ever released to the public and he was represented by a law firm to claim the prize anonymously, it was later released that he was an 82-year-old great-grandfather, with over 40 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The man had the option, like everyone else who wins a lottery jackpot in D.C., to take either an annuity payment schedule or a lump-sum payment at a reduced rate, and chose to take a one-time payment of almost $80 million dollars.
To find out if you are a Washington DC lottery winner, you can view the winning Washington DC powerball numbers at Superpages.com. You can also find out more Washington DC lottery information at the official Washington DC lottery website.