How long do I have to claim my Washington Lotto prize?
Your Washington Lotto prizes can be claimed within a period of 180 days from the date of the drawing. If not redeemed within the stipulated time, the winnings are fortified.
How much taxes am I liable to pay after winning the Washington Lotto?
The Washington Lottery is liable to withhold 24 percent federal withholding tax for prizes greater than $5,000 if the winner is a citizen of the U.S. with a valid Social Security number.
As a Washington Lotto winner, can I remain anonymous?
Washington Lottery winners cannot remain anonymous by any chance, because the lottery is subject to the public records. The lottery provides the winner’s name, city of residence, game won, date won and amount won.
How much is the top prize for Washington Lotto?
The top prize for Washington Lotto starts at $1 million. If there are no winners, the prize amount keeps on rolling. If there are more than one top prize winners the jackpot is equally divided among them.
When are the Washington Lotto draws held?
The Washington Lotto drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 08:00 p.m. PT. After the draw, entry closes at 7:45 p.m. No sales or validation of tickets can take place from 7:45 p.m. to 7:46 p.m., which is when a drawing break separates sales during draw periods.