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Washington Lottery was created in 1982 to generate revenues for state programs through the sale of lottery products. The legislation creating Washington Lottery was signed on July 16, 1982, by Governor John Spellman. The bill was proposed at the time of recession. Therefore, the lottery was created to provide revenues for the General State Fund, which would support schools, natural resources, human services programs, and government programs. Washington Lottery encompasses a wide range of games including Mega Millions, Powerball, Lotto, Hit 5, Match 4, Pick 3, Daily Keno, and a number of scratchers, which helps fulfill their dreams o winning a prize every day.

What happens when you win?

To affirm your win, dive into The Lottery Lab and confirm your Washington lottery numbers with us. Lottery prizes up to $600 or less should be claimed at any licensed Washington Lottery retailer. For claiming lottery prizes above $600, you need to visit any Washington Lottery regional office. Lottery prizes worth $100 million and above should be claimed in-person at the Washington Lottery Headquarters - 814 E 4th Avenue, Olympia WA, by taking a prior appointment. Lottery prizes up to $100 million can also be claimed through the mail. You need to attach a complete claim form along with required government documents to claim your lottery winnings through the mail. It is mandatory to sign the back of your ticket for proper authentication. It is advised that you take your time, assemble a professional team of tax attorneys, finance managers, accountants, etc before claiming your winnings. Confirm if your state allows you to claim your winnings anonymously.
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About The Commission

The Wahington Lottery Commission is an independent five-member commission that serves as the administrative rulemaking authority for Washington Lottery. The mission holds the powers to approve and establish smooth operating practices for the agency. It also maintains public supervision to ensure the interests of the state's citizens' are served. The members of the commission are appointed by the Governor with the approval of the senate for a term of six years. In addition to managing the operations of the games to generate revenue for the state of Washington, the Lottery works on creating awareness at a mass level about the risks of problem gambling.

Washington State Lottery Beneficiaries

Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales and unclaimed prizes go back to the community for -The majority to education scholarships and grants, but then the remains go to Economic Development.

Washington State Lottery Contact Information

814 4th Avenue East
Olympia, WA 98506

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