Code of the District of Columbia

§ 3–1318. Unclaimed prizes. [Recodified]

Recodified as § 36-601.18.


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 4, 27 DCR 4736; Sept. 14, 2011, D.C. Law 19-21, § 7032, 58 DCR 6226; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7072(r), 63 DCR 10775; May 3, 2019, D.C. Law 22-312, § 2(b), 66 DCR 1402.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2518.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 19-21 rewrote the section, which formerly read:

“Unclaimed prizes for a winning ticket or share shall be retained by the Board for the person entitled thereto for 1 year after the drawing in which the prize was won. If no claim is made for the prize within the 1-year period, the prize shall be paid over to the General Fund of the District of Columbia. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the holding of bonus games or drawings with a preannounced period for claiming of prizes of other than 1 year.”

Short Title

Short title: Section 7031 of D.C. Law 19-21 provided that subtitle D of title VII of the act may be cited as “Lottery Winnings Redemption Amendment Act of 2011”.