Claiming your win is the most important step after winning the lottery.
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As per the rules by Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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.
The state lottery is unusual with its withholding by keeping than 5 percent on prizes over $600 instead of only over $5,000.
Prizes Up To $600
Prizes $600 or less can be claimed at any authorized Massachusetts Lottery Retailer.
You can also claim lottery winnings up to this amount by visiting the Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts Lottery Office mailing address.
Prizes $600 and up to $100,000
Prizes $600 and up to $100,000 should be claimed at any Massachusetts Lottery district office or Massachusetts Lottery Headquarters.
Winnings can also be mailed to Massachusetts Lottery for claiming.
Claims through the mail should fill out a claim form supplied by any Massachusetts Lottery 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 Massachusetts Lottery 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 over $100,000
You must claim any prize over $100,000 at our Lottery Headquarters in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
The claimants of lifetime prizes must provide a certified copy of the birth certificate unless selecting a cash option (if available).
Massachusetts Lottery Mailing Address
150 Mount Vernon St
Dorchester, MA 02125
Phone: (781) 849-5555
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