The mission of the Office of Lottery and Charitable Games (OLCG) is to generate revenue for the District’s General Fund through the sale of lottery games and to regulate charitable gaming.
Since its inception in 1982, OLCG has contributed over $2 billion to the District's General Fund. The OLCG annual transfer to the General Fund remains a vital component in aiding the city's economy, thereby benefiting all residents of the District of Columbia. The General Fund supports services such as education, recreation and parks, public safety, housing, and senior and child services. The OLCG directly benefits its players by paying out more than 50 percent of annual sales in prize money. It also directly benefits local businesses by providing commissions to retailers licensed to sell D.C. Lottery games and offering contracting opportunities.