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Can I purchase DC-5 lottery tickets in advance?

Yes, you can purchase DC-5 lottery tickets for up to seven consecutive days in advance for DC-5 midday and evening drawings.

What happens to unclaimed DC-5 lottery prizes?

All lottery prizes must be claimed within a period of 180 days from the date of the drawing. If unclaimed within the stipulated time, the drawings will be fortified. Unclaimed winning amounts are transferred to the General Fund of the District of Columbia.

Are DC-5 Lottery prizes taxed?

DC Lottery winnings are subjected to Federal income taxes and state taxes. For winnings more than $5,000, the DC Lottery withholds 24% of lottery winnings for Federal taxes. The rate of taxes is subject to changes in accordance with Internal Revenue Service regulations.

Can more than one person share a DC-5 winning amount?

Prizes won on a single DC-5 Lottery ticket is paid to a single identity. This single identity may be one individual or legal organization. However, if there is more than one winner to the jackpot, the winners share the prize equally.

What if I lose a winning DC-5 ticket?

The lottery is not responsible for any stolen, lost, or damaged winning ticket. It is mandatory to sign the back of your ticket to authenticate it properly.

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