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How To Claim
If your prize is less than $600, take your MEGA MILLIONS winning
ticket to any D.C. Lottery retailer for validation and payment. If
your prize is $600 or more, you may redeem your prize by mail or go to
the D.C. Lottery Claim Center at 2000 14th Street, N.W. Washington,
D.C. 20009. To receive payment by mail: sign the back of your winning
ticket, include your social security number and mail it to the address
above. MEGA MILLIONS tickets purchased in D.C. can only be validated
and claimed in D.C. For more information call (202) 645-8000.
Washington, DC Lottery does not offer a subscription service.
District of Columbia General Fund
Retailer Bonus Structure
5% sales commission (plus occasional incentive programs)
1% cashing bonus (second tier prizes)
$25,000 bonus for selling Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket.
All Lottery winnings are considered income and as such are taxed
according to the applicable federal, District of Columbia, and state
For winnings of more than $5,000, the D.C. Lottery
withholds 25 percent of lottery winnings for Federal income taxes.
District of Columbia Taxes
For winnings of more than $100,000, the D.C. Lottery withholds 8.5
percent of lottery winnings for District income taxes.
The Lottery cannot estimate your tax responsibility or answer
questions about federal, state, or local exemptions or tax
calculations. You may want to consult a tax professional, government
tax office, financial advisor or other appropriate professional for
answers to your tax questions.