Experiencing the thrill of having won the lottery! If you think you have matched the winning lottery numbers, here are the steps you should take to claim your prize.

Have I Won The Lottery?

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Before taking steps to claim your prize, double-check your numbers against the official drawing results with the ones drawn or visit our Lottery Results. This will help you confirm that you have correctly matched the winning numbers and know what prize amount will fill your pockets.

Who Can Claim Lottery Winnings?

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Once you confirm that you are a winner, Congratulations!! But remember, in Florida winners must be 18 years or older.

Your next step is to sign the back of your ticket. Be aware that some U.S. state lotteries allow you to claim your lottery money as a trust so you can avoid revealing your identity. Check the anonymity policy of your state below to see what information they will make public. Also, some states permit lotteries to be claimed by groups, while others have special rules for lottery pools. If you are part of a lottery pool, the name that you sign to your winning ticket should take these rules into consideration.

How Long Do I Have To Claim My Prize?

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Lottery winners have 180 days from the date of drawing to claim their prize. If your lottery prize gives an option of claiming it as a lump sum or an annuity, winners have 60 days from the date they claim their prize to choose between payout options.

Where Should I Go To Claim My Lottery Prize?

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The answer to this question lies in, “how much have you won?”, or “what is the size of the prize?”. Prizes worth $600 or less can be claimed at lottery retailers. Prizes larger than this require that you stop by the regional offices of the state lottery or mail your claim following the instructions provided on the official site.

Prizes Up To $600

  • Lottery prizes up to $600 or less should be claimed at any authorized Florida Lottery retailer.
  • Ensure to carry your government-issued photo ID proof and social security card while going for the claiming process.
  • Fill the details at the back of your ticket for complete authentication.

Prizes $600 to $250,000

  • Prize claims ranging from $600 to $250,000 should be claimed by either mailing a claim form or submit the claim via secured drop box at your nearest Florida Lottery District Office.
  • You can download the winner claim form, available on the official website.
  • Complete the Florida Lottery Winner Claim Form and attach your original winning ticket and copies of government-issued photo ID’s including passport, driving license, social security card, etc.

Prizes Above $250,000

  • Prizes above $250,000 should be claimed by mailing the Florida State Lottery Office or submitting the claim via secured drop box at Florida Lottery Headquarters.
  • Ensure to attach original lottery winning ticket and government-issued ID proofs for a smooth claiming process.

Florida Lottery Mailing Address

The Florida Lottery
250 Marriott Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Can I Stay Anonymous After Winning The Lottery?

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The Florida lottery commission website says that lottery winners cannot remain anonymous. Winners must publicly disclose their first name and the first initial of their last name. The location where the winning ticket was purchased is made publicly available. Winners may also choose to have their pictures taken for publicity purposes.

All lottery winner information is subject to Freedom of Information Act requests. Therefore, while some information may not be automatically shared with the public, requests for information may be granted.

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