Experiencing the thrill of having won the lottery! If you think you have matched the winning lottery numbers, here are the steps you should take to claim your prize.

Have I Won The Lottery?

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Before taking steps to claim your prize, double-check your numbers against the official drawing results with the ones drawn or visit our Lottery Results. This will help you confirm that you have correctly matched the winning numbers and know what prize amount will fill your pockets.

Who Can Claim Lottery Winnings?

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Once you confirm that you are a winner, Congratulations!! But remember, in Mississippi winners must be 21 years or older.

Your next step is to sign the back of your ticket. Be aware that some U.S. state lotteries allow you to claim your lottery money as a trust so you can avoid revealing your identity. Check the anonymity policy of your state below to see what information they will make public. Also, some states permit lotteries to be claimed by groups, while others have special rules for lottery pools. If you are part of a lottery pool, the name that you sign to your winning ticket should take these rules into consideration.

How Long Do I Have To Claim My Prize?

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Lottery winners have 180 days from the date of drawing to claim their prize. If your lottery prize gives an option of claiming it as a lump sum or an annuity, winners have 60 days from the date they claim their prize to choose between payout options.

Where Should I Go To Claim My Lottery Prize?

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The answer to this question lies in, “how much have you won?”, or “what is the size of the prize?”. Prizes worth $599 or less can be claimed at lottery retailers. Prizes larger than this require that you stop by the regional offices of the state lottery or mail your claim following the instructions provided on the official site.

Prizes Up To $599

  • All Mississippi Lottery Corporation retailers are entitled to redeem prizes up to $600
  • Ensure you have a valid government-issued photo ID and your social security card or other proof of your social security number

For Prizes From $600 To $99,999

  • You can claim the prizes from $600 up to and including $99,999 at Mississippi Lottery Headquarters
  • Ensure you have a valid government-issued photo ID and your social security card or other proof of your social security number
  • Check your photo ID and Social Security card to ensure your name is exactly the same on both documents as they need to match exactly to claim your winnings
  • You have to fill in a claim form available on the official website
  • Ensure to make copies of the front and back of the ticket, and use registered mail to make sure your ticket arrives safely
  • The Mississippi Lottery is not responsible for any lost or misdirected mail.

Prizes Of $100,000 And Above

  • For claiming prizes of $100,000 and above, you need to visit Mississippi Lottery Headquarters located at 1080 River Oaks Drive, Bldg. B-100, Flowood, MS, 39232 in person
  • Make sure you have identification proofs for Photo ID verifying name, signature, age, and Social Security card

Mississippi Lottery Mailing Address

Mississippi Lottery Corporation
P.O. Box 321462
Flowood, MS 39232

Can I Stay Anonymous After Winning The Lottery?

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The Mississippi lottery commission website says that lottery winners cannot remain anonymous. Winners must publicly disclose their first name and the first initial of their last name. The location where the winning ticket was purchased is made publicly available. Winners may also choose to have their pictures taken for publicity purposes.

All lottery winner information is subject to Freedom of Information Act requests. Therefore, while some information may not be automatically shared with the public, requests for information may be granted.

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