How to Claim Lotto America Prizes

After winning a Lotto America prize, you might be wondering what the next steps are. Listed below are helpful tips on how to claim Lotto America prizes of different amounts, as well as the claim periods for each state.

It is your responsibility to present a valid winning Lotto America ticket before the deadline to claim your prize. You can only claim an award in the state where you purchased your ticket. The method for claiming a prize depends on which state you played from and how much you won. Non-US citizens are allowed to play and win prizes.

What to Do With a Winning Ticket

First of all, you should sign the back of your winning ticket to prevent anyone else from being able to claim the prize. If your name is on the ticket, it also increases your chances of being reunited with it if you lose it. You can find some general guidelines on claiming prizes below:

$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 to send the ticket to. You are advised to use express or certified mail, or any other method that will track the package, when sending lottery tickets.

$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 state lottery.

Jackpot Winners

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. Addresses and telephone numbers for each of the state lotteries that offer Lotto America can be found below:

Delaware Lottery

1575 McKee Road, Suite 102
Dover, DE 19904

Idaho Lottery

1199 Shoreline Lane, Suite 100
Boise, ID 83702

Iowa Lottery

13001 University Ave
Clive IA 50325-8225

Kansas Lottery

128 N Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603

Maine Lottery

19 Union Street
Augusta, ME 043330

Minnesota Lottery

2645 Long Lake Road
Roseville, MN 55113

Mississippi Lottery

1080 River Oaks Drive
Bldg. B-100
Flowood, MS 39232

Montana Lottery

2525 North Montana Avenue
Helena, MT 59601-0598

New Mexico Lottery

4511 Osuna Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Nebraska Lottery

137 NW 17th Street

North Dakota Lottery

1050 East Interstate Avenue, Suite 200
Bismarck, ND 58503

Oklahoma Lottery

3817 N. Santa Fe
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

South Dakota Lottery

711 E. Wells Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

Tennessee Lottery

One Century Place, 26 Century Blvd, Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 324-6500

West Virginia

900 Pennsylvania Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302

The period of time allowed for claims varies between state lotteries. The table below tells you how long you have to pick up your prize in each of the participating states:

State claim periods for a Lotto America Prize
State Claim Period
Delaware 1 year
Idaho 180 days
Iowa 180 days
Kansas 1 year
Maine 1 year
Minnesota 1 year
Mississippi 180 days
Montana 180 days
Nebraska 180 days
New Mexico 90 days
North Dakota 180 days
Oklahoma 180 days
South Dakota 180 days
Tennessee 180 days
West Virginia 180 days