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 Delaware 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 365 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 $599 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 $599

  • Prizes up to $599 or less should be claimed at any Delaware Lottery Retailer.
  • You can also mail your winning tickets by filling out the claim form and send it to the Delaware State Lottery Office. Claim forms are available at the official site of the lottery.
  • Ensure to sign at the back of your ticket for proper authentication.
  • Fill your claim form very carefully and attach your original winning ticket and not a copy along with your government-issued photo ID proofs.
  • Remember to take a copy of your winning ticket and of the completed claim form for your personal reference or record.

Prizes $600 to $5,000

  • Prizes ranging from $600 to $5,000 can be claimed at redemption centers, mentioned below.
  • Ensure to take a government-issued photo ID proof and social security card at the time of claiming.

Prizes $5,001 and Above

  • To claim a prize of $5,001 or more, you must visit the Delaware Lottery Office on any business day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Accompany yourself with a government-issued photo ID proof and social security card at the time of claiming.

Delaware Lottery Mailing Address

1575 McKee Road, Suite 102
Dover, DE 19904

Can I Stay Anonymous After Winning The Lottery?

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The Delaware lottery commission website says that lottery winners can remain anonymous. Winners are not required to publicly disclose their names. No location information is shared with the public. No prize information is shared with the public. Photographs of winners are not shared with the public.

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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