General information about DC 3 Lottery
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in November, 1992, or 28 years, 5 months and 10 days ago. DC Three is currently available only in the District of Columbia. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as DC Three. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by D.C. Lottery. In case you want to know more about D.C. Lottery, here is their official website: http://dclottery.com/default.aspx. DC Lottery 3 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, D.C. Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- Office of Lottery and Charitable Games Prize Center: 2235 Shannon Place, S.E.Washington, D. C. 20020
- Phone: (202) 645-8000
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check DC Lottery 3 results
DC Lottery 3 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of D.C. Lottery in Washington. At the moment, draws are held 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 1:55 PM and 7:57 PM Eastern Time. The numbers are drawn using the Computer Random Number Generator. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on November 9, 1992, or 28 years, 5 months and 10 days ago.
How it works: picking up DC Lottery 3 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 3 digits / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose three main DC Lottery 3 numbers from the range between 0 and 9 DC Lottery 3 numbers. Pay attention that the order of numbers drawn matters too.
DC 3 Lottery winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers five prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that DC Three is not the one to bring you a record-high jackpot. For now, it accounts for $500 (with $1 wager). Luckily, the fact that the jackpot is quite modest is compensated by indeed high winning odds! As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,000. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the three DC Lottery 3 numbers. The most important thing is to guess them is the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 1,000
1 : 167
Straight + Box (6-way) - Straight match
1 : 1,000
Straight + Box (6-way) - Box match
1 : 167
1 : 100
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 9.
DC 3 Lottery prices
The minimum cost of playing is $0,50, but the most popular wager is still $1. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold DC Lottery 3 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 7, 9, 0 (Evening) and 2, 9, 6 (Midday). The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 4, 3, 1 (Evening) and 0, 8, 5 (Midday).
Payouts of DC 3 Lottery prizes
Keep in mind that DC Three jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. It can be received at the Office of the Lottery and Charitable Games Prize Center. Smaller prizes may be received there too. Prizes under $600 may be paid by lottery retailers. Unfortunately, DC Three winnings are subject to taxation: for prizes above $5,000, these are 25% of federal tax and 8.95% of state tax. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within 180 days from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of DC Lottery 3 results.