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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky Lottery prizes before the deadline, i.e. 180 days from the date of the drawing, else your winnings will be fortified.
Prize claims for any amount can be mailed to the Kentucky 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.
Prizes more than $5,000 are subject to Federal withholding tax of 25% at the time of claiming.
Prizes Up To $600
Prizes $600 or less can be claimed at any authorized Kentucky Lottery Retailer.
You can also claim lottery winnings up to this amount by visiting the Kentucky Lottery Office.
Prizes up to $600 will be directly deposited into your online account.
For prizes above $600, you will receive an email with instructions on how to process your claim and collect your winnings.
Prizes More Than $600
Prizes more than $600 can be claimed by the authorized cashing agent or Kentucky Lottery Headquarters (Louisville).
Winnings can also be mailed to Kentucky Lottery for claiming.
Claims through the mail should fill out a prize claim form supplied by any Kentucky office or available on the official website.
You have to present two forms of identification as valid proof.
Fill the back of your winning ticket, complete the Prize Claim Form mail it to the below mentioned Kentucky P.O. Box address along with your signed original winning ticket, and copies of your valid government-issued photo ID and social security card.
Kentucky Lottery Mailing Address
Kentucky Lottery Corporation
Claims - Dept. 100
Louisville, KY 40287-0001
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