What is DC 5 Midday?
DC 5 Midday is a day time draw game where you try to pick five numbers between 0 and 9 that match the winning numbers drawn to win a cash prize. You can also select Quick Pick and the random number generator will choose the numbers for you. DC5 midday has an evening draw game as well.
You are able to select the amount you want to play. Choose either 50 cents or $1. DC Pick 5 drawings are held seven days a week.
What are DC5 Draw Times?
Sales cut-off time is 1:49 pm ET. Draw time is approximately 1 minute after the draw entry close.
|Sunday||1:50 pm & 7:50 pm|
|Monday||1:50 pm & 7:50 pm|
|Tuesday||1:50 pm & 7:50 pm|
|Wednesday||1:50 pm & 7:50 pm|
|Thursday||1:50 pm & 7:50 pm|
|Friday||1:50 pm & 7:50 pm|
|Saturday||1:50 pm & 7:50 pm|
How do I Play DC Pick 5 Midday Draw?
- PICK YOUR NUMBERS:
Ask for a Quick Pick and let the lottery terminal select the numbers for you, or choose five numbers between 0 and 9.
- BUY YOUR TICKET:
Pick one of eight different play types: Straight, Box, Front Pair, Back Pair, Front 3, Back 3, Front 4 or Back 4. Cash 5 tickets cost either 50 cents or $1 per play.
- PLAY MULTIPLE DRAWINGS:
You can play your numbers for up to 7 consecutive drawing dates on the same ticket. Just tell the cashier at the time of your purchase or mark the Multi Play box on your selection slip.
What are the DC5 Play Types?
STRAIGHT: Match the winning numbers in exact order to win.
BOX: Match the winning numbers in any order to win.
FRONT PAIR: The first 2 digits must match in the exact order as the drawn numbers.
BACK PAIR: The last 2 digits must match in the exact order as the drawn numbers.
FRONT 3: The first 3 digits must match in the exact order as the drawn numbers.
BACK 3: The last 3 digits must match in the exact order as the drawn numbers.
FRONT 4: The first 4 digits must match in the exact order as the drawn numbers.
BACK 4: The last 4 digits must match in the exact order as the drawn numbers.
What Can I Win Playing Cash 5?
|Play Type||Odds||Prize ($1 Wager)|
|Straight (Exact)||1 in 100,000||$50,000|
|Box (5-Way)||1 in 20,000||$10,000|
|Box (10-Way)||1 in 10,000||$5,000|
|Box (20-Way)||1 in 5,000||$2,500|
|Box (30-Way)||1 in 3,333||$1,700|
|Box (60-Way)||1 in 1,667||$850|
|Box (120-Way)||1 in 833||$425|
|Front 4||1 in 10,000||$5,000|
|Back 4||1 in 10,000||$5,000|
|Front 3||1 in 1,000||$500|
|Back 3||1 in 1,000||$500|
|Front Pair||1 in 100||$50|
|Back Pair||1 in 100||$50|
DC 5 FAQs
A: DC 5 is a twice daily draw game where players select five numbers, each from 0 through 9 to win a top prize of $50,000 for a $1 straight play.
Q: How much do Daily 5 tickets cost?
A: Tickets cost 50 cents or $1 per play.
Q: Where and when can I play DC Pick 5?
A: You can play both Midday and Evening Pick 5 at all DC Lottery retailers. Midday Draws take place at approximately 1:50 p.m. and evening draws at approximately 7:50 p.m. Tickets for each drawing may be purchased up to 1 minute prior to the next drawing.
Q: Do DC5 tickets expire?
A: Prizes must be claimed within 1 year of the draw date on which the prize was won.