Effective Wednesday, April 1, the DC Office of Lottery and Gaming (DC Lottery) will temporarily close its Prize Center (2235 Shannon Place, SE, Washington, DC) to the public in an effort to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Players can redeem winning tickets up to $600 at any DC Lottery retailer and prizes up to $5,000 at the DC Lottery’s Retailer Plus locations throughout the city. Please note that lottery retailers are private businesses and may decide to alter their hours and schedules or may be closed.

To avoid any nonessential trips away from home, prize claims of any amount can be mailed to the DC Lottery’s Prize Center. Players seeking to claim prizes over $5,000 should contact the Prize Center at 202-645-8000 for additional guidance.

To claim a ticket by mail, players should sign and fill out the information on the back of the ticket, complete a winner claim form, include a copy of your driver’s license, state-issued ID or passport and Social Security card and send it in with the original winning ticket to:

DC Lottery Prize Center
2235 Shannon Place, SE
Washington, DC 20020

The DC Lottery is not responsible for tickets lost in the mail and recommends players use trackable mail services when sending in their winning ticket(s).

All mail-in claims for draw DC2, DC3, DC4, DC5, Powerball, Mega Millions, Keno, Race2Riches, and The Lucky One -style games () must be postmarked within 180 days of the official winning draw date for that ticket. Mail-in claims for instant tickets must be postmarked within 180 days of the announced instant ticket end date.

All game drawings will continue to take place as scheduled.

Any updates and announcements will be shared on the DC Lottery website and social media accounts.

DC Lottery Retailer

  • Plus Locations Avondale Coffee, 1909 Michigan Ave. NE, 20018
  • Barmy Liquors, 1912 L St. NW, 20036
  • Gateway Newsstand, 470/490 L'Enfant Plaza SW, 20024
  • Georgia Avenue Food Barn, 6205 Georgia Ave NW, 20011
  • Metro Wine & Spirits, 1726 Columbia Rd NW, 20009
  • Patron Convenience, 3235 Pennsylvania Ave SE, 20020 Takoma
  • Park Liquors, 6200 Eastern Ave. NE, 20011
  • Tenley Market, 4326 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 20016