Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter a second chance contest?

To enter a second chance contest, you must be a member of the DC Lottery Players' Club. Register Now!

Is my winning scratcher ticket eligible for a second chance contest entry?

No, winning scratcher tickets are not valid for entry into a second chance contest. All non-winning scratcher tickets are eligible for entry.

My ticket printed with a second chance webcode and I also won a drawing! What do I do?

You must enter your second chance webcode prior to claiming the prize on your betslip as the retailer will need to keep your winning ticket.

Do I need to hold onto my ticket to claim a second chance contest prize?

No, you do not need your ticket to claim a second chance contest prize.

Can I enter a drawing more than once?

Yes. You may enter any drawing as many times as you wish, however, each entry requires the use of a separate qualified ticket or contest voucher.

Can I delete an entry?

No. Entries are locked in at the time they are submitted

What are my chances of winning a prize in a Second Chance Drawing?

Your odds of winning will vary, based on the total number of entries that are received for a drawing and the total number of entries that you have submitted.

Can I participate if I don't live in DC?


Where do I find the webcode required to complete an entry?

Look for the section marked "Second Chance Prizecode" and enter the code to complete your entry. The amount of codes entered may vary depending on the contest requirement.

How can I contact you if I have a problem or question about a Second Chance Contest?

Please use the Contact Us form to send your comments or questions, or you call 202-645-8000 between the hours of 8:15am-4:45pm.