Claiming your win is the most important step after winning the lottery.
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The rules governing claiming a multi state ticket are determined by the state the ticket was purchased in. Select a state to know the corresponding claiming rules
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As per the rules by Iowa Lottery, your original winning ticket is the only valid receipt for prize claims.
Your lottery ticket is a bearer instrument, which means anyone who possesses the ticket is the winner.
It is mandatory to double-check your numbers and sign the back of your ticket for authentication.
You can claim your Iowa Lottery prizes before the deadline, i.e. 365 days from the date of the drawing, else your winnings will be fortified.
Prize claims for any amount can be mailed to the Iowa Lottery’s prize center.
If you are mailing your winning ticket, it is mandatory to complete the claim form and attach a copy of your signed government-issued ID card (including driver's license, U.S. passport, passport issued by a foreign government, social security number, etc.) and send it all.
Before mailing the winning ticket, ensure you possess a photocopy of all the documents, including claim form and the winning ticket for a valid proof.
The lottery authorities are not responsible for mail, tickets, or claim forms that are late, damaged, misdirected, misaddressed, incomplete, or illegible.
The Iowa Lottery does not withhold tax for prizes of $600 or less. By law, prizes of more than $600 will have a 5 percent state withholding tax. In case, a player wins more than $5,000, an additional 24 percent federal withholding tax will be withheld when the prize is claimed.
Prizes Up To $600
Prizes $600 or less can be claimed at any authorized Iowa Lottery Retailer.
You can also claim lottery winnings up to this amount by visiting the Iowa Lottery Office.
Lottery winnings up to $600 can also be mailed by filling out the claim form available at the official site and send it to the Iowa Lottery office mailing address.
Prizes $600 and Above
Prizes $600 and above should be claimed at any Iowa Lottery district office or Iowa Lottery Headquarters.
Winnings can also be mailed to Iowa Lottery for claiming.
Prizes of $1 million or more as well as some special merchandise prizes must be claimed in person at the Iowa Lottery headquarters office in Clive.
Claims through the mail should fill out a claim form supplied by any Iowa Lottery office or available on the official website.
You have to present two forms of identification as valid proof along with a legible, valid copy of the winner's government-issued photo identification. (Acceptable examples include: state I.D. card, driver's license, passport, military I.D. card, or permanent resident card).
Fill the back of your winning ticket, complete the Winner Claim Form mail it to the below mentioned Iowa Lottery P.O. Box address along with your signed original winning ticket, and copies of your valid government-issued photo ID and social security card.
Iowa Lottery Mailing Address
13001 University Ave
Clive IA 50325-8225
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