The DC-5 lottery game is offered by DC Lottery and is played throughout the District of Columbia in the United States. It is a pretty cool game because it is played twice every day, with mid-day and evening draws, and is customizable in that you can choose to pay either 50 cents or one dollar. The payouts on the $1 game are twice as high as the payouts on the 50 cent game. However, this article will only analyze the odds and payouts info on the $1 game.
To play the DC-5 lottery game, you must choose 5 digits, from 0 to 9. So, for example, you could choose the numbers 00000, 00001, 00002, all the way up to number 99999. From that, you could see that there are exactly 100,000 different numbers that you could choose. That would make the odds of matching all 5 numbers exactly 1-in-100,000. If you match all 5, you win the game’s top prize payout of $50,000.
There are many other ways in which you could win money in the DC-5 lottery game. The following is a list of the rest of the odds for the smaller payouts:
- First 4 digits or last 4 digits in exact order wins $5,000; odds are 1-in-10,000, either way.
- First 3 digits or last 3 digits in exact order wins $500; odds are 1-in-1,000, either way.
- First 2 digits or last 2 digits in exact order wins $50; odds are 1-in-100, either way.
There are also five additional ways that you could win money with various boxed numbers, with prize payouts for boxed numbers ranging from $425 to $10,000.
As you can see, there are many different ways that you could win on DC-5 and your chances of winning are pretty good too.