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Play DC lottery games from home on Jackpocket

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The Jackpocket lottery app is officially available in Washington, DC!

Play your favorite DC Lottery games, join lottery pools with other players, and get the latest winning numbers—right from your phone. (Get the app here to start playing!)

DC Lottery Games on Jackpocket

We support Mega Millions, Powerball, and Lucky for Life, plus local games like DC-5. Here’s the full list of DC Lottery games available on Jackpocket:

  • Mega Millions
  • Powerball
  • Lucky for Life
  • DC-2
  • DC-3
  • DC-4
  • DC-5

How Jackpocket Works in DC

Choose your lucky numbers (or Quick Pick), place your order, sit back and relax! We’ll send a scan of your ticket to the app so you don’t have to worry about losing it, and we’ll notify you if you’re a winner.

Prizes $600 and under (the threshold amount in DC) get automatically deposited into your account. For wins more than $600, we arrange to have your ticket securely transferred to you so you can claim your prize from the DC Lottery.

Where the Money Goes

When users place ticket orders through Jackpocket, the DC Lottery receives revenue that goes toward important local programs: education, parks and recreation, public safety, housing, and more. So you can feel good knowing your lottery dollars are going to great causes.

DC Lottery Winners on Jackpocket

Jackpocket players have won over $8 million to date. That includes DC lottery player Geri, who told us she used some very special numbers to win $18,300 on DC-4 (the date she started at the policy academy!).

We can’t wait to meet our next big DC winner. Get the app, and help us spread the word!

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About Us

The Jackpocket lottery app is the convenient, fun, and responsible way to play the lottery. We operate out of New York in an office of about 50 people and one Maybelle, our very photogenic office pup. Play now in Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and Washington, DC.

Ready to Play?

Download the Jackpocket app and choose your lucky numbers

Play DC lotto games like Powerball, Lucky for Life, DC-4 and more! Start your own lottery pools, too.

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About the DC Lottery

Our Mission:

To provide revenue-generating entertainment through the sale of innovative lottery products and promotions that directly benefits the residents and the economic vitality of the District of Columbia.

Where The Money Goes

Since the Lottery’s inception in 1982, our total contribution has been over $1.8 billion to the District’s General Fund. The DC Lottery’s annual transfer to the General Fund remains a vital component in aiding the city’s economy, thereby benefiting all residents of the District of Columbia, as well as suburban commuters and tourists. The General Fund supports services such as education, recreation and parks, public safety, housing, and senior and child services. The DC Lottery directly benefits our players by paying out more than 50 percent of annual sales in prize money, which totals more than $3 billion to date. We also directly benefit local businesses by providing commissions to retailers licensed to sell DC Lottery games and offering contracting opportunities. Over the past 30 years, the Charitable Games Division of the DC Lottery has issued more than 3,000 licenses to the organizations that have raised more than $123 million for food, education, housing, health care, and other basic needs and services for residents of the District of Columbia.

Who can play the DC 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.


Playing the lottery is a “fun investment vs. a financial investment,” and as a member of the business and professional community, the DC Lottery recognizes its social responsibility to the players and the residents of the District of Columbia. The DC Lottery’s “Play Responsibly” program provides a helpline and referral service for those who are or might be exhibiting compulsive gambling behavior. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem call the National Council on Problem Gambling help-line at 1-800-522-4700. Si usted tiene proglema de jugar complusivo llamar a 1-800-522-4700.

What is enough or too much? What is your limit?

Our Mission: To provide revenue-generating entertainment through the sale of innovative lottery products and promotions that directly benefits the residents and the economic vitality of the District of Columbia.