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Draw Games Go Head-to-Head in Bracket Bucks

Mar 13, 14 Draw Games Go Head-to-Head in Bracket Bucks

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March 13, 2014 – D.C. Lottery players can take March Madness off the court this year with the Lottery’s new Bracket Bucks promotion, which pits the Lottery’s draw games against one another – may the most popular game win. The contest started Monday, and according to the Bracket Bucks second chance webpage, DC4, Keno, Mega Millions and DC5 are off to a strong start over their respective opponents in week one. Here’s how the contest works: each game goes head-to-head with a different game, and whichever game has more ticket sales by the end of the week wins that round. Then, players who entered tickets from the winning game will then get a chance to win cash prizes in weekly drawings.  To enter, players must simply enter the webcode printed on their draw-game ticket. Players who “vote” for a losing game each week aren’t out of the competition.  Players can simply pick up a ticket for one of the games that advances to the next week and enter the webcode printed on the ticket for the Bracket Bucks promotion. Any D.C. Lottery terminal game is eligible for the contest.  The Lottery’s terminal games are Powerball, Mega Millions, DC3, DC4, DC5, Keno, Hot Lotto and Race 2 Riches. The first week’s competition closes Sunday, March 16, and the first of the three weekly drawings will be held Monday, March 17.  Four winners will be chosen in the first week’s drawing and each will receive a $1,000 prize. The second entry deadline is Sunday, March 23, with a drawing on the 24th to decide two winners of $5,000 prizes.  The third and final drawing will award a single, $10,000 prize on April 2.  The entry deadline for the grand prize draw is March 31. All webcodes must be entered by 10 p.m. on each entry deadline to be eligible. Along with the Bracket Bucks contest, the D.C. Lottery has also released an interactive, online Bracket Bucks scratch-off game.  Players can (digitally) scratch their way to cool...

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Go for Gold: DC Lottery’s Money Medal Madness

Feb 10, 14 Go for Gold: DC Lottery’s Money Medal Madness

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Feb. 10, 2014 – The D.C. Lottery is keeping the Olympian spirit alive with their Money Medal Madness Powerball promotion, which opened just a week ago. Players who spend $6 or more on a single Powerball ticket, with or without Power Play, can enter their tickets into the Money Medal Madness promotion. Players can enter tickets into the promotion until just before midnight on March 1, and there will be one drawing held March 4 to decide three winners. The third prize winner in the drawing will receive a $1,000 prize, the second prize is worth $5,000 and the top prize for Money Medal Madness is worth $10,000. When players enter information from their Powerball tickets into the Lottery’s Money Medal Madness promotion, they’ll get one “webcode” that will count as an entry into the contest. Players can enter into Money Medal Madness as many times as they’d like between now and March 1, but each entry must be a different $6 or more Powerball ticket. To enter tickets, players must sign in or register for the D.C. Lottery’s Players Club.  Registration is free and simple, and gives players access to all of the Lottery’s second chance...

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Last Call for Christmas Carols

Dec 16, 13 Last Call for Christmas Carols

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Dec. 16, 2013 – One winner has already been named in the D.C. Lottery’s special “Carol for Cash” holiday promotion.  That lucky caroler, TA Lovinme on Facebook, scored a $1,000 prize for having the best-liked song among the Lottery’s Facebook fans. If you think you’ve got the voice of a superstar – or at least the most holiday spirit – you’ve got until Friday to enter into the running for this week’s “Carol for Cash”. The first thing you’ll need to do is learn the words.  The D.C. Lottery has their own holiday carol they’re using for the contest, which you can find on their YouTube page . Then, record a video of yourself singing the Lottery’s carol.  Don’t be camera-shy, you’ll need to upload the video to the D.C. Lottery’s Facebook page after that to be judged by all of their fans. You’ll also need to “like” the D.C. Lottery on Facebook to be considered for entry.  Once you’ve uploaded your video, the caroler with the most “likes” on their video will be announced as the winner. The contest began at 9 a.m. today, and will run through 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20.  The Lottery will announce the contest winner by 4:30 Friday afternoon, and once the winner responds to the Lottery with some information, their $1,000 prize will be sent through the mail within two weeks. Get in the spirit, get out your camera, and good luck!  You can’t win if you don’t...

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Get a D.C. Lottery Holiday Bonus This Year

Dec 04, 13 Get a D.C. Lottery Holiday Bonus This Year

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Dec. 4, 2013 – The prize list for the D.C. Lottery’s Holiday Bonus Bingo promotion looks like it could be from a modern “12 Days of Christmas”.  Super Certificates, tablet computers, $500 Gift Cards and of course cold, hard cash are all up for grabs in the new promotion. There will be five drawings for the Holiday Bonus Bingo, beginning Monday, Dec. 9, and continuing every Monday in December.  The fifth and final drawing will be held Wednesday, Jan. 8. D.C. Lottery players have several ways to enter into the contest.  Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto, Keno, Race2Riches, Fast Play, Tap-N-Play, DC3, DC4 and DC5 are all eligible for entry into the Holiday Bonus Bingo promotion. Players can enter codes printed on each ticket into the Holiday Bonus Bingo entry page, or they can download the Bonus Bingo app on iOS and Android devices.  The app includes a QR scanner, and players will find QR codes printed on their tickets as well. Ticket codes entered or scanned into the contest will randomly generate one of six holiday symbols.  Players have four virtual game cards for Holiday Bonus Bingo, and each card has six spaces, one for each of these holiday symbols. When a card has been filled with all six symbols, it counts for one entry into the promotional drawings.  If players get the same symbol four times after entering tickets, that symbol won’t come up again until at least one of their four game cards is entered and cleared. The D.C. Lottery is giving away more than $100,000 in prizes through Holiday Bonus Bingo, starting with $5,000 in Pre-paid gift cards through the first four drawings. In each of those drawings, 10 winners will be chosen, and each will receive a $500 gift card from the Lottery. The final drawing on Jan. 8 is the Grand Prize drawing, where one top winner will score a $25,000 Grand Prize to help them start the New Year off in the best way possible. A $10,000...

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D.C. Lottery Reopens its Doors

Oct. 18, 2013 – The D.C. Lottery announced Thursday afternoon that it had resumed normal business operations after a deal was reached in Congress to extend the nation’s debt limit. During the two-week shutdown of the federal government, the District of Columbia was forced to rely on an emergency fund to keep local government running. D.C. is not a U.S. state, and is under the jurisdiction of Congress, and therefore Congress must approve any government spending within the District.  With the federal government shut down, the D.C. Council could not approve payments, including Lottery prize payments. Lottery tickets were still on sale during the government shutdown, and drawings were held as scheduled, but players with winning tickets had a long wait before they could claim their prize. All winning tickets can now be redeemed for prizes.  The D.C. Lottery reminds its players that winnings up to $600 can be collected at any Lottery retailer, winning tickets worth up to $5,000 can be redeemed at Agent Plus locations, and larger prizes must be collected at the Lottery’s claim...

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Gov’t Shutdown Puts D.C. Lottery Prizes on Hold

Oct. 14, 2013 – D.C. Lottery officials had some bad news Friday for anyone hoping to cash in a lucky ticket – no prizes can be paid out until the end of the federal government shutdown. The D.C. Lottery suspended prize payouts indefinitely Saturday, releasing a list of frequently asked questions regarding the shutdown’s effects on Lottery operations. The release explains that the D.C. Lottery can’t pay winners because Congress must supply the District’s funding.  Without a new spending bill in Congress, the District is relying on a $144 million emergency fund to keep the city’s government running. According to an NBC Washington report Friday, lottery prizes are not the only payments the District has suspended as they pinch pennies, waiting for federal lawmakers to reach an agreement.  Payments to private contractors have been delayed, and the D.C. Council has also temporarily stopped giving tax refunds. The Lottery’s Executive Director, Buddy Roogow, acknowledged that the temporary stay on Lottery prize payouts was likely to hurt sales. He told the Washington Post that the Lottery is “trying to make people aware we’re going to honor everything,”  but said “Every day we’re unable to redeem tickets is a problem for us.” D.C. Lottery tickets – for both instant games and draw games – will remain on sale, and the Lottery will continue to hold drawings through the shutdown. Winning numbers will continue to be posted on the Lottery’s website, but players who scratch a winner or match the lucky numbers will have to wait for the federal government before posing with their over-sized...

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