Claiming your win is the most important step after winning the lottery.
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As per the rules by Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 over $5,000 are subject to Federal taxes of 24% and 5% percent state taxes from prizes of $5,000 or more withholding at the time of claiming.
Prizes of $600 or less than $5,000
Prizes $600 or less than $5,000 can be claimed at any authorized Louisiana Lottery Retailer by presenting the ticket.
You can also claim lottery winnings up to this amount by visiting the Louisiana Lottery Office.
Lottery winnings of $600 or less than $5,000 can also be mailed by filling out the claim form available at the official site and send it to the Louisiana Lottery Office mailing address.
Prizes of Over $5,000
Prizes over $5,000 should be claimed at any Louisiana Lottery district office or Louisiana Lottery Headquarters.
Winnings can also be mailed to Louisiana Lottery for claiming.
Claims through the mail should fill out a claim form supplied by any Louisiana 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 Winner Claim Form mail it to the below mentioned Louisiana P.O. Box address along with your signed original winning ticket, and copies of your valid government-issued photo ID and social security card.