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How to Play DC 4

The DC-4 is a four-digit lottery game that features eleven ways to win with a top prize of $5,000 for each draw. Additional lottery prizes may vary from $100 to $2,500, with some excellent odds of winning which makes this game one of the most played ones of the DC Lottery. DC-4 holds its draws twice a day thereby offering you multiple chances to win every week. However, just like DC-5, the wager you select determines how big a prize you can win.

For playing DC-4, you have to select 4 numbers from a field of 0 to 9. You can either manually select your numbers or choose the Quick Pick to get your numbers randomly generated or you also have the option to use a playslip and choose one digit, 0-9 from each column and have your lottery numbers. After picking your numbers, you must select the draw time - Midday or Evening and pick your playstyle from different ways of playing i.e. Box, Straight, Straight/Box, Front Three, and Back Three and also select the wager amount from $0.50 to $1.00.

The DC-4 drawings are held twice a day, daily at 1:50 p.m. ET for the Midday draw and at 7:50 p.m. ET for the Evening draw. You are eligible to purchase the DC-4 Midday tickets till 1:49 pm ET and DC-4 Evening tickets till 7:49 pm ET.

DC-4 lets you play the same numbers for up to seven consecutive draws. Marking the Multi-draw option on your ticket lets you play the same numbers consecutively for seven draws, which is quite a good opportunity and requires a wary selection of numbers so that you bag a good winning amount.

The lottery also caters you with the option of playing any future draw of DC-4 up to seven days in advance by selecting the day and draw time you wish to play. Marking Advance Play lets you play a future draw of your wish, for any day and time. If you want to play more than one game, notify the lottery retailers of your start and end dates. Always ensure to check the accuracy of the details filled on your playslip and sign the back of your ticket for authentication.

Play/Bet Types Of DC-4

  • Straight: You win the lottery if you match the winning numbers in exact order.
  • 4-Way Box: You have to select three same numbers and one different number. You can win by matching the numbers in any order.
  • 6-Way Box:You have to select two different pairs. You can win by matching the numbers in any order.
  • 12-Way Box:You have to select two same numbers and two different numbers. You can win by matching the numbers in any order.
  • 24-Way Box: To win, you can match your selected numbers which are all different from each other, with the drawn numbers in any order.
  • Front Three:Your selected three digits should match the first three winning numbers of the lottery in exact order.
  • Back Three: Your selected three digits numbers should match the last three winning numbers of the lottery in exact order.

Game Format

  • Number of lottery balls in DC 4: 4/9
  • Number of drawing machines: 4
  • Type of lottery game: 4 Ball Numbers Game

Lottery Numbers Selection Option

The players can pick their own numbers or use any of the below-listed lottery tools to mark the winning District of Columbia DC 4 lottery numbers.

Drawing Schedule Of District of Columbia DC 4 Lottery

  • Monday 1:50 PM ET & 7:50 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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  • Tuesday 1:50 PM ET & 7:50 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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  • Wednesday 1:50 PM ET & 7:50 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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  • Thursday 1:50 PM ET & 7:50 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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  • Friday 1:50 PM ET & 7:50 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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  • Saturday 1:50 PM ET & 7:50 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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  • Sunday 1:50 PM ET & 7:50 PM ET (GMT-12:00)
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District of Columbia DC 4 offers you the option of playing the same numbers and play types up to 7 consecutive drawings for selected draw time(s) by opting for the Multi-Draw/Advance Play option.

Lottery Results

After the drawing, you can check the winning lottery numbers and prizes at:

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The DC Lottery is not responsible for stolen, lost, or tampered tickets. You as an aware player should sign the back of your ticket or take necessary measures to safeguard it. If your lottery ticket is not signed, anyone in possession of it may file a claim.

The DC Lottery winnings are subjected to Federal, State, and Local income taxes. DC Lottery winnings of $600 or more are reported to the Internal Revenue Service in accordance with Federal regulations and also to the District Office of Tax and Revenue in accordance with District regulations.

Yes, you can purchase DC-4 lottery tickets for up to seven consecutive days in advance for DC-4 midday and evening drawings.

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Rules Governing DC 4

  • The legal age of playing District of Columbia DC 4 is 18 years and older.
  • The cutoff for buying DC 4 tickets in District of Columbia is until 1:49 p.m. for midday tickets and evening tickets until 7:49 p.m. on the day of the drawing.
  • No. Once a DC 4 ticket is printed, it cannot be canceled.
  • Players must claim their lottery winnings within a time period of 180 days, from the date of the drawing, else their winnings will be fortified.
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Claiming a Prize from the DC 4 Lottery

  • Experiencing the thrill of having won the lottery! If you think you have matched the winning lottery numbers, here are the steps you should take to claim your prize.
  • Before taking steps to claim your prize, double-check your numbers against the official drawing results with the ones drawn or visit our Lottery Results. This will help you confirm that you have correctly matched the winning numbers and know what prize amount will fill your pockets.

Quick Facts

  • Game type: Daily Draw Game
  • Game Format: 4/9
  • Game availability: Exclusively available in District of Columbia
  • Game draw days and time: Every day at 1:50 p.m. and 7:50 p.m.
  • Minimum jackpot amount: $2,500
  • Minimum cash prize: $100
  • Minimum age to play: 18 /span>
  • Jackpot odds: 1 in 10,000
  • Game add-on option: Advance Play and Multi-Draw
  • Ticket cost: $0.50 to $1.00
  • Jackpot payment options: Lump-sum
  • Lottery operator: DC Lottery

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