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The mission of the DC Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board (DCLB) 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, DCLB has contributed over $1.7 billion to the District's General Fund. The DCLB 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 DCLB 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 DC Lottery games and offering contracting opportunities.