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DC Council Approves Extension of Lottery Contract

The D.C. Council has approved a 5-year, $38 million contract extension for the partnership that runs the District of Columbia lottery.

07/14/2014

The scores of losing players in last week's $425 million Powerball jackpot did more than take an extremely long shot at getting rich. Their ticket purchases also helped fund a small but increasingly important part of their states' budgets. (Credit: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Likely to Run Out of Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets

The D.C. Council’s rejection of a proposed contract to provide scratch-off lottery tickets means the District of Columbia is likely to run out of instant tickets at least temporarily.

07/11/2013

The scores of losing players in last week's $425 million Powerball jackpot did more than take an extremely long shot at getting rich. Their ticket purchases also helped fund a small but increasingly important part of their states' budgets. (Credit: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Council Set to Vote on Lottery Contract

The D.C. Council is set to consider a contract to provide scratch-off lottery tickets in the city that does not meet a requirement that local businesses get 35 percent of the deal.

07/09/2013

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D.C. Lottery Vendor Avoids City Law

For more than seven years, the company that paid millions to produce scratch-off lottery tickets in the nation’s capital has managed to avoid a city law that would require it to include local businesses in the deal.

04/11/2013

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Bid for D.C. Scratch-Off Lottery Contract Hits Snag

The local company that has a majority share of the District of Columbia’s lottery contract is at least temporarily out of the running for a chance to control the city’s instant scratch-off tickets.

01/28/2013

File photo of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Exclusive: Gray Says He Had Nothing to Do with Alleged Lottery Corruption

Vincent Gray is maintaining his innocence as investigators look into corruption allegations surrounding the awarding of the D.C. lottery contract.

12/10/2012