The DC-5 is a five-digit lottery game that features 120 ways to win with a top prize of $50,000 for each draw. Additional lottery prizes vary from $25 to $25,000, which makes the game one of the biggest draw games of the DC Lottery. DC-5 runs its draws twice daily, letting you have multiple chances to win every day. The highest possible winning amount of the game depends on the type of wager you select.
To play DC-5, you have to select 5 different or duplicate numbers, each from 0 to 9, and mark them on your playslip or opt the Quick Pick option to get your numbers randomly selected by the terminal. You also have the option of using your bet slip and marking one digit from each column and then can play up to five times on that same bet slip. After selecting your playing numbers, you need to select the draw time - Midday or Evening and pick your playstyle from different ways of playing i.e. Box, Straight, Pairs, etc. and the wager amount from $0.50 to $1.00.
The DC-5 drawings are held twice a day, daily 1:50 p.m. ET for the Midday draw and 7:50 p.m. ET for the Evening draw. You can purchase the midday tickets till 1:49 pm ET and evening tickets till 7:49 pm ET.
DC-5 also offers you to play the same numbers for up to seven consecutive draws. Marking the Multi-draw option lets you play the same numbers consecutively for seven draws, which is quite a good opportunity and requires a mindful selection of numbers so that you hit a good winning amount in the game.
Marking the Advance Play feature lets you play any future draw for up to seven days in advance by just selecting the day and draw time you want to play. If you wish to play more than one game, notify the lottery retailersretailers 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.
The DC-5 drawings are held twice a day daily.
Yes, you can purchase DC-5 lottery tickets for up to seven consecutive days in advance for DC-5 midday and evening drawings.
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.
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.