District of Columbia

 

Major events in D.C. gaming history

1982

The D.C. Lottery begins ticket sales
The D.C. Lottery begins licensing charitable organizations for bingo and raffles

1987

The Lottery is one of the founding members of the Multi-State Lottery Association

1988

The first MUSL game, Lotto America, is launched in February
Monte Carlo nights are authorized for eligible fundraising organizations

1992

Powerball replaces Lotto America

2003

D.C. Keno is launched

2010

The Lottery begins selling Mega Millions on January 31 as the cross-selling of Powerball and Mega Millions begins across the country

2014

The Lottery launches MONOPOLY Millionaires' Club with 22 other lotteries on October 19; the game was discontinued in December

2015

The Lottery launches the multi-state game Lucky for Life in February

 

Lottery

The District of Columbia Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board began operations in 1982. The current game offerings include instant tickets, Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto, Lucky for Life, DC-3, DC-4, DC-5, Race2Riches, D.C. Keno, Fast Play (instant play style games generated through the lottery’s terminal system) and Tap-N-Play (instant play style games on player-activated terminals).

Lottery profits are sent to the District’s General Fund to use as needed.

D.C. Lottery & Charitable Games Control Board  
2101 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., S.E.
Washington, DC 20020
Phone (202) 645-7900 
 

Charitable gaming

Bingo, raffles and Monte Carlo nights are authorized for non-profit and charitable organizations.

D.C. Lottery & Charitable Games Control Board  
2101 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., S.E.
Washington, DC 20020
Phone (202) 645-7900

 

Last updated on June 19, 2016