Claiming your win is the most important step after winning the lottery.
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As per the rules by Maryland 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 Maryland Lottery prizes before the deadline, i.e. 182 days from the date of the drawing, else your winnings will be fortified.
Prize claims for any amount can be mailed to the Maryland 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 24% federal tax withholding at the time of claiming.
Prizes Up To $600
Prizes $600 or less can be claimed at any authorized Maryland Lottery Retailer.
You can also claim lottery winnings up to this amount by visiting the Maryland Lottery Office.
Lottery winnings up to $600 can also be mailed by filling out the claim form available at the official site and send it to the Maryland Lottery Office mailing address.
Prizes More than $600 Up To $5,000
Prizes more than $600 up to $5,00 should be claimed at any Expanded Cashing Authority Program (XCAP) location.
Winnings can also be mailed to Maryland Lottery for claiming.
Claims through the mail should fill out a claim form supplied by any Maryland 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 and mail it to the below mentioned Maryland P.O. Box address along with your signed original winning ticket, and copies of your valid government-issued photo ID and social security card.
Prizes of $5,000 to $25,000
You can claim a prize of $5,000 to $25,000 at the Maryland Lottery's Customer Resource Center.
Post the signed ticket to the Maryland Lottery.
Claim at the cashiers' windows at selected Casinos or by filling the claim form and mail it to below mentioned Maryland P.O. Box address along with your signed original winning ticket, and copies of your valid government-issued photo ID and social security card.
Prizes More Than $25,000
Prizes more than $25,000 must be redeemed at the Lottery office.
It requires at least 15 business days for processing any winning tickets with a value of more than $25,000.
You must be at least 21 years of age to enter a Maryland casino to claim a Lottery prize.
Maryland Lottery Mailing Address
Maryland Lottery Customer Resource Center
1800 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21230
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