How to Claim Lotto America Prizes
This page shows you how to claim Lotto America prizes in each of the different states that participate in the lottery. Please note that you can only claim a prize in the state in which the ticket was bought.
What to Do With a Winning Ticket
First of all, you should sign the back of your winning ticket to prevent anyone else attempting to claim the prize if they found or stole your slip. The method of collecting prizes varies slightly from state to state but, in general, here’s how to receive your winnings based on the value of the award:
$599 and under
You should be able to claim a prize worth less than $600 at any retailer in your state. Some stores do not carry enough cash, so please check before you claim.
You can also mail your ticket with a prize claim form and relevant ID to your state lottery. Check with the lottery that they accept this method and confirm the correct address. You are advised to use express or certified mail to send lottery tickets, or any other method that will track the package.
$600 and over
State lotteries have district offices and claim centers at which you can claim larger prizes. Some states also accept mailed tickets for amounts larger than $600, but you should check the maximum prize value for this method with your lottery.
If you have won the Lotto America jackpot, you should contact the headquarters of the lottery from which you bought the ticket and arrange to claim the prize in person.
Lotto America Claims Period
The period of time allowed for claims varies between state lotteries. This table tells you how long you have to pick up your prize:
|New Mexico||90 days|
|North Dakota||180 days|
|South Dakota||180 days|
|West Virginia||180 days|