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The D.C. Lottery
Address: 2101 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20020
Phone: (202) 645-8000
Fax: (202) 645-3683
Population: .55 million
Lottery Director: TBA
Year Lottery Founded: 1982
No. of Employees: 80
No. of Retailers: 465
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Per Capita sales : $424.42
Prize Return Instant (av):
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On-line Vendor: Intralot
March 30, 2010 - March 29, 2015
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
August 17, 2005 - March 31, 2013
Advertising: MDB Communications
January 4, 2011 - December 31, 2012
Games Offered: Instant, DC Lucky Numbers, DC-4, Hot Five, DC Daily 6, DC Keno, Hot Lotto and Powerball.
Proceeds: District of Columbia General Fund.

In Loving Memory Of Buddy Roogow, executive director of the D.C. Lottery, former director of the Maryland Lottery, past president of NASPL.



The country’s only fully-developed municipal lottery, the D.C. Lottery opened for business in the nation’s capital on August 25, 1982. The instant game Match 3 was the first offering, and sales reached an impressive $15.8 million by September 30, the end of the lottery’s fiscal year.
Just one year after its launch, D.C. introduced DC Lucky Numbers, its first draw game, two months ahead of schedule. The three-digit daily game was followed by a four-digit version two years later. In 1986, DC Daily Double became the first two-digit daily game in the country. The multistate jackpot game Lotto*America was added in 1988. And in another first for the industry, D.C. added mid-day draws to its daily games in November 1992.
The Lottery’s current draw games include Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto, DC 3, DC 4, DC 5 and two monitor games, D.C. Keno and Race 2 Riches. Fast Play instant games played through the lottery’s retail terminals are also offered.
Clearly no stranger to innovation, D.C. was on the verge of becoming the first lottery in the United States to introduce Internet gaming in 2011, until the project was finally shelved. The Lottery’s forward-thinking leadership had hoped to offer poker and other games, outside the traditional lottery product, in order to provide strong sales and revenue growth.
Although that project did not come to fruition, D.C. is moving forward with the planned introduction of electronic instant ticket vending machines.
D.C. Lottery revenues are sent to the city’s General Fund, so the Lottery remains a vital component in aiding the city’s economy, benefitting residents, commuters and tourists alike. The General Fund supports services such as education, recreation and parks, public safety, housing, and senior and child services.


News Archive for CY2016
August 15, 2016 Appeals Court Revives Former-D.C. Lottery Watchdog's Termination Suit
March 9, 2016 DC Lottery Retains MDB Communications as Agency of Record
March 4, 2016 DC Lottery Ranked Among Top 10 in Nation

News Archive for CY2015
November 23, 2015 RFP: Lottery Seeking Full-Service Advertising Firm
November 12, 2015 DC Lottery Back In the Paint With New Wizards Scratcher
August 8, 2015 2-2-2 Is The Hit Of The Summer For Dc-3 Players! $485,186 in total cash payout
May 12, 2015 Government of the District of Columbia Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO Seeks Strategic Development Analyst
April 14, 2015 La Fleurs Moving Tribute to Buddy Roogow
April 11, 2015 Lottery Insider with Great Sadness, reports on the Passing of Buddy Roogow
March 27, 2015 'The Big Payback' Pays Players Back-Big Time!
January 31, 2015 Lottery Enters Into Scratch Ticket Contract

News Archive for CY2014
October 16, 2014 Lottery Uncovers “Anomaly” with Instant Ticket Sales Accounting
July 14, 2014 DC Council Approves Extension of Lottery Contract
July 10, 2014 D.C. Abandons Plan to Combine Lottery Contracts
March 13, 2014 D.C. Seeks to Combine Lottery Contracts
January 29, 2014 Big Money Play Book Opens New Chapter in Winning for DC Lottery
January 1, 2014 Lottery Cancels Latest Vendor Solicitation and Remains in Limbo Over Scratch Ticket Supplies

News Archive for CY2013
October 21, 2013 DC Lottery Players Break the Bank with 4-4-4-4
October 18, 2013 DC Lottery Starts Paying Out Prizes Again
October 11, 2013 Shutdown Forces Hold on Winning Lottery Tickets
October 9, 2013 In Midst of Shutdown, DC Lottery Player Wins $1,000,000
July 31, 2013 Scratch Ticket Contract Lapses as Officials Lament on How to Plug the Sales Gap
July 12, 2013) A City Without Scratch Tickets
July 9, 2013 Lottery Scratch Ticket Contract to be Put to Vote
April 12, 2013 D.C. Lottery Goes ‘Black to Basics'
March 27, 2013 DC Lottery Contract Saga Culminates in $100 Million Dollar Lawsuit
March 8, 2013 Visually Appealing Quick Play Games Paying Off for DC Lottery
February 18, 2013 DC Lottery Report Increase in Sales
February 16, 2013 DC Lottery Revenue is on the Rise Again
February 7, 2013 D.C. Ethics Board Finds Evidence of Poor Conduct by Council Member in Lottery Dealings
February 6, 2013 D.C. Lottery First to Launch New Soul Train Scratcher
January 28, 2013 Bid for D.C. Scratch-Off Lottery Contract Disqualified
January 25, 2013 D.C. Lottery Posts Major Jump in Sales with an Increase in Transfer to City’s General Fund
January 26, 2013 D.C. Lottery Revenues Up Nearly Eight Percent in 2012
January 20, 2013 Attorney for DC Council Member Asks City Ethics Board to Drop Lottery Contract Probe


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