How to Claim Powerball Winnings
There are different methods for claiming your Powerball winnings depending on how much your prize is worth. The rules for collecting winnings apply to the amount you have won and often apply to many lotteries at once, including state specific lotteries, although in the case of Powerball the set prize tiers mean that how to claim your winnings depends entirely on the number of balls you have matched.
What to do with a Winning Ticket
If you played at a retailer then you should sign the back of your ticket to confirm that it is yours should it be lost or stolen. Keep the ticket in a safe place until you are ready to claim your prize. All Powerball prizes must be claimed in the same state that the ticket was bought in, so it’s best not to take the ticket with you should you go on holiday in the meantime.
Claiming Your Winnings
$599 and under
Prizes of less than $600 can normally be claimed from any authorized lottery retailer. Before you go to a specific retailer to claim your prize, it might be worth checking ahead of time as some stores may limit their payouts to $100 or less depending on staff and store policies.
In this case, you can often mail your signed winning ticket to your state lottery office, along with a completed prize claim form and the relevant identification. However, you must check that your state offers this service before mailing the ticket.
This method of claiming your winnings applies to all winning tickets that Matched 4 main numbers or fewer. If you chose to play with the Power Play option and that came out as 10x (for Jackpots under $150million) then you would need to use the below method for claiming your winnings as it would exceed the $600 threshold.
$600 and over
Prizes of $600 or more can be claimed from a local district office, claim center or lottery headquarters. You can also collect these winnings by mail by sending the signed winning ticket to your state lottery office along with a completed prize claim form. Some states may have a limit on how much can be claimed this way, so it’s worth checking with your local lottery office for more information.
If you have won the Jackpot prize you must contact your state/jurisdiction lottery headquarters to arrange to claim the prize in person, where the ticket will be verified and the method of payment decided upon.
Winning tickets do not last forever, and each state has a specific claims period for you to collect your prizes. Check your state in the table below to find out how long you have to claim your winnings:
|New Mexico||90 days|
|Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico*, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington State, Washington D.C, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming||180 days|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||6 months|
|California**, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont||1 year|
*Jackpot claims in Puerto Rico must be made within 60 days if you wish to take the cash lump sum option. Jackpot winners claiming after 60 days can only accept the annuity prize.
**California players have 1 year to collect a jackpot prize, but only 180 days to claim a non-jackpot prize.
Where to Claim
If you need to collect a prize of $600 or over then you must visit a local district office or lottery headquarters. Find your jurisdiction in the table below to see where your nearest claim center or lottery headquarters is located:
|Jurisdiction||$599 and Under||$600 and Over||Jackpot Winners|
|Arizona||Lottery Retailer||Phoenix office, 4740 E. University Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85034
Tucson office, 2900 E. Broadway Blvd., Ste 190, Tucson, AZ 85716
|Phoenix or Tuscon office|
|Arkansas||Lottery Retailer ($500 or less)||Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Claim Center, 1st Floor, Union Plaza Building, 124 West Capitol Ave. Little Rock, AR 72201||Arkansas Scholarship Claim Center|
|California||Lottery Retailer||Lottery District Office (nine locations - San Francisco, Sacramento, East Bay, Central Valley, Van Nuys, Inland Empire, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Ana, San Diego)||Lottery District Office|
|Colorado||Lottery Retailer||Pueblo Claims Center HQ, 25 N Main Street, Pueblo, CO 81003||Denver Claim Center, 720 S Colorado Blvd, Suite 110A, Denver, CO 80246|
|Connecticut||Lottery Retailer||Prizes up to $5,000 can be redeemed at any high-tier claim center (five locations)
Prizes greater than $5,000 must be redeemed at the Rocky Hill Headquarters, located on 777 Brook St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
|Headquarters in Rocky Hill|
|Delaware||Lottery Retailer||$600 - $5,000 can be claimed at any of the Redemption Centers (three locations).||Delaware Lottery Office, 1575 McKee Road, Suite 102 Dover, DE 19904|
|Florida||Lottery Retailer, District Office or Lottery Headquarters||$600 to $250,000 can be claimed at any Florida Lottery District Office (Tampa, Orlando, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, Miami, Jackonsville, Gainesville, Tallahasse, Pensacola) or at Headquarters in Tallahassee||Lottery Headquarters, 250 Marriott Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301|
|Georgia||Lottery Retailer||Headquarters in Atlanta or Lottery District Office (nine locations)||Headquarters in Atlanta, 250 Williams Street, Suite 3000, Atlanta, GA 30303|
|Idaho||Lottery Retailer||Lottery Headquarters, 1199 Shoreline Lane, Suite 100, Boise, ID 83702||Lottery Headquarters in Boise|
|Illinois||Lottery Retailer or Claim Center||Claim Center (Chicago, Des Plaines, Rockford, Fairview Heights, Springfield)||Illinois Lottery Claims Department, Department of Revenue, Willard Ice Building, 101 West Jefferson Street Springfield, IL 62702|
|Indiana||Lottery Retailer or Prize Payment Center||$600 - $49,999 can be claimed at the Prize Payment Center in Evansville or Mishawaka or Indianapolis headquarters||Lottery Headquarters, Downtown Indianapolis, 1302 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202|
|Iowa||Lottery Retailer||Iowa Lottery Office (five locations – Cedar Rapids, Mason City, Storm Lake, Council Bluffs, Clive)||Prizes more than $250,000 must be claimed at Lottery Headquarters, located on 13001 University Ave, Clive IA|
|Kansas||Lottery Retailer||Lottery Headquarters, 128 N Kansas Avenue Topeka, KS 66603||Lottery Headquarters in Topeka|
|Kentucky||Lottery Retailer||$600 – $5,000 can be claimed at an authorized Cashing Agents, the Lexington Regional Office or Headquarters in Louisville.
More than $5,000 and up to $49,999 can be claimed at the Regional Office, Fortune Business Center, 961 Beasley Street, Suite 110, Lexington KY 40509 or Lottery Headquarters, 1011 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
|Headquarters in Louisville ($50,000 and over)|
|Louisiana||Lottery Retailer or Lottery Office||Lottery Office (six locations - Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, Alexandria, Monroe, Shreveport)||$510,000 and over, can be claimed at the Lottery Headquarters, located on 555 Laurel St. Baton Rouge, LA 70801|
|Maine||Lottery Retailer||Lottery Headquarters, 10 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347||Lottery Headquarters in Hallowell|
|Maryland||Lottery Retailer||$5,000 or less can be claimed at any Maryland Lottery XCAP (Expanded Cashing Authority Program) location
Prizes more than $5,000 must be claimed at a Lottery Claim Center in Baltimore or Lanham
|Over $25,000 can be redeemed at the Maryland Lottery Headquarters, Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 330, Baltimore, MD 21230|
|Massachusetts||Lottery Agent or Lottery Office||$601 - $49,999 Lottery Office (Braintree, New Bedford, Springfield, Woburn, Worcester, Boston)||Lottery Headquarters, 60 Columbian Street, Braintree, MA 02184|
|Michigan||Lottery Retailer||Up to $50,0000 can be claimed at any Lottery Regional Office (Lansing, Livonia, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Sterling Heights)||Lottery Headquarters, 101 E. Hillsdale in Lansing|
|Minnesota||Lottery Retailer or any of the Lottery Offices||Lottery Retailer or any of the Lottery Offices (Owatonna, Detroit, Virginia, Marshall, Roseville)||Lottery Headquarters, 2645 Long Lake Road, Roseville, MN 55113|
|Missouri||Lottery Retailer or any of the Lottery Offices||Prizes from $600.01 to $35,000 can be claimed at any of the Lottery Offices (Jefferson, Kansas, Springfield, St. Louis)||Lottery Headquarters, 1823 Southridge Drive, Jefferson City, MO|
|Montana||Lottery Retailer||Lottery Headquarters, 525 North Montana Avenue, Helena||Headquarters in Helena|
|Nebraska||Lottery Retailer||$501 to $19,999, can be redeemed at any of the Claim Centers (Grand Island, Norfolk, North Platte, Omaha, Scottsbluff)||$20,000 or more, Lottery Office, located on Lincoln, 137 NW 17th Street|
|New Hampshire||Lottery Retailer||Lottery Headquarters, 14 Integra Drive, Concord, NH 03301||Headquarters in Concord|
|New Jersey||Lottery Retailer||Lottery Headquarters, Lawrence Park Complex, 1333 Brunswick Avenue Circle, Trenton, NJ 08648||Headquarters in Trenton|
|New Mexico||Lottery Retailer||$601 - $99,999, Lottery Headquarters, 4511 Osuna Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109||$100,000 and over, Headquarters in Albuquerque|
|New York||Lottery Retailer||Claim Center (sixteen locations – Buffalo, Fishkill, Long Island, New York City, Schenectady, Syracuse, Jamaica, Yonkers, Saratoga, Farmington, Monticello, Hamburg, Nichols, Vernon, Batavia, North Islandia)||Claim Center|
|North Carolina||Lottery Retailer or Regional Office||$600 to $99,999, Lottery Headquarters, 2728 Capital Blvd, Suite 144 Raleigh, NC 27604 or any of the Regional Offices||$100,000 or more, Headquarters in Raleigh|
|North Dakota||Lottery Retailer||Lottery Office, 1050 E Interstate Ave, Suite 200, Bismarck, ND||Lottery Office in Bismarck|
|Ohio||Lottery Retailer||$600 - $5,000, you must go to your Lottery Retailer, where you will receive a ‘Pay to Bearer’ ticket. Your retailer will also give you a list of bank-cashing locations where you can receive payment for your prize||$5,000 and over, Regional Lottery Office (Cleveland, Athens, Toledo, Dayton, Akron, Youngstown, Cincinnati, Lorain, Columbus)|
|Oklahoma||Lottery Retailer||$601 - $5,000, Lottery Office in Oklahoma City or any of the Claim Centers (Ardmore, Yukon, Woodward, Sand Springs, Bartlesville, Elk City, Guymon, Lawton, Muskogee, Norman, Pauls Valley, Perry)||Lottery Headquarters, 3817 N. Santa Fe, Suite 175, 73118|
|Oregon||Lottery Retailer||Less than $50,000, prizes can be claimed at the Salem or Wilsonville office||$50,000 or more, Oregon Lottery, 500 Airport Rd SE, Salem, OR 97301|
|Pennsylvania||Lottery Retailer||Up to $2,500, Lottery Retailer. Over $2,500, Headquarters in Middletown or any Lottery Office (Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, Harrisburg, Clearfield, Pittsburgh, Erie, Lehigh Valley)||Lottery Headquarters, 1200 Fulling Mill Road, Suite 1, Middletown, PA 17057|
|Puerto Rico||$800 or less, Lottery Retailer||Prizes up to $25,000, can be claimed at the Treasury Department or Lottery Centers (Hato Rey, Ponce, Caguas, Mayagüez, Humacao and Arecibo)||More than $25,000, Lottery headquarters, Angel Ramos Foundation Building Suite 110, 383 Ave. Roosevelt, Hato Rey|
|Rhode Island||Lottery Retailer||Lottery Headquarters, 1425 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, Rhode Island 02920||Lottery Headquarters in Cranston|
|South Carolina||Up to $500, Lottery Retailer||Columbia Claims Center, 1309 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201||Columbia Claims Center|
|South Dakota||$100 or less, Lottery Retailer. $101 or more, Lottery Office||Any of the Lottery Offices (Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Pierre)||Lottery Headquarters, 711 E. Wells Ave, Pierre, SD 57501|
|Tennessee||Lottery Retailer or Lottery District Office||$600 to $199,999, any of the lottery district offices (Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis)||$200,000 or more, Lottery Headquarters, One Century Place, 26 Century Blvd., Nashville, 37214|
|Texas||Lottery Retailer, Claim Center (sixteen locations) or Lottery Commission in Austin||$600 to $2.5 million, Claim Center or Lottery Commission in Austin||Texas Lottery Commission, 611 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||Office in Sunny Isle or Frederiksted on St. Croix, and at St. Thomas, 75 Corner, 5800 Krondprindsens Gade||$1,200 or over, Lottery Office in St. Thomas or Sunny Isle Shopping Center Lottery Office or Frederiksted Ticket Sales Office||Office in St. Thomas or Frederiksted|
|Vermont||$500 or less, Lottery Headquarters in Berlin, Vermont or any authorized Lottery Agent in Vermont||$500 to $5,000 can be claimed at People's United Bank with a Claim Form or Headquarters in Berlin, Vermont||$5,000 or over, Lottery Headquarters, 1311 US Route 302, Berlin, VT|
|Virginia||Lottery Retailer or Customer Service Center||Customer Service Center (Richmond, Harrisonburg, Hampton, Farmville, Roanoke, Abingdon, Woodbridge)||Lottery Headquarters, 600 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219|
|Washington State||Lottery Office||Lottery Office (Everett, Federal Way, Spokane Valley, Vancouver, Yakima)||$100,000 or more, Lottery Headquarters, 814 4th Avenue East Olympia, WA 98506|
|Washington D.C.||Lottery Agent or Prize Center||$601 - $5,000 Prize Center||Above $5,000, Office of Lottery and Charitable Games Prize Center, Lobby Level, 2235 Shannon Place, S.E. Washington, D. C. 20020|
|West Virginia||Lottery Retailer||Lottery Headquarters in Charleston, 900 Pennsylvania Ave, Charleston, WV 25302 or at the Regional Office in Weirton, 100 Municipal Plaza, Suite 500 Weirton, WV 26062||Lottery Headquarters in Charleston|
|Wisconsin||Lottery Retailer or Lottery Office in Madison or Milwaukee||$600 - $500,000, Madison Office, Department of Revenue, 2135 Rimrock Road Madison, WI 53713 or Milwaukee Lottery Office, State Office Building 819 N. 6th Street, 4th Floor Service Counter, Milwaukee, WI 53203||Prizes over 501,000, Madison Lottery Office|
|Wyoming||Lottery Retailer or Office||Lottery Headquarters, 1620 Central Avenue, Suite 100, Cheyenne, WY||Headquarters in Cheyenne|