General information about DC 4 Lottery
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in March, 1985, or 35 years, 8 months and 8 days ago. At first, however, there only were Evening drawings. DC Lottery Four is currently available only in the District of Columbia. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as DC Lottery Four. 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 4 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 4 results
DC Lottery 4 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 March 25, 1985, or 35 years, 8 months and 8 days ago.
How it works: picking up DC Lottery 4 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 4 digits / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose four main DC Lottery 4 numbers from the range between 0 and 9 DC Lottery 4 numbers. The order of numbers drawn matters as well.
DC 4 Lottery winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers six prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that DC Lottery Four is not the one to bring you a record-high jackpot. For now, it accounts for $5,000 (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 10,000. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the four DC Lottery 4 numbers. The basic thing is to guess them in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 10,000
1 : 417
Straight + Box (24-way) - Straight match
1 : 10,000
Straight + Box (24-way) - Box match
1 : 417
1 : 1,000
1 : 1,000
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 9.
DC 4 Lottery prices
The minimum cost of playing is $0.50, but players can also choose $1 wager. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold DC Lottery 4 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 6, 4, 5 (Midday) and 9, 6, 3 (Evening). The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 0, 9, 3 (Midday) and 4, 5, 1 (Evening).
Payouts of DC 4 Lottery prizes
Keep in mind that DC Lottery Four jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. It is payable at the Office of the Lottery and Charitable Games Prize Center, like prizes of other categories. Besides, amounts under $600 can be received at lottery retailers. Unfortunately, DC Lottery Four winnings are subject to taxation: for winnings over $5,000, these are 25% federal tax and 8.95% district income 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 4 results.