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 New Hampshire winners must be 18 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 365 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 New Hampshire Lottery retailers are entitled to redeem prizes up to $599
  • You can also claim prizes up to $599 by mail
  • When claiming by mail, you should complete the back of the ticket with your name, address and telephone number and sign the ticket
  • You have to mail to Attn: Claims, New Hampshire Lottery, 14 Integra Drive, Concord, NH 03301

For Prizes $600 And More

  • For claiming prizes worth $600 or more, you may claim it at the New Hampshire Lottery Headquarters or you may claim it by mail as detailed below

Instructions To Redeem Your Winning Ticket At Lottery Headquarters:

  • Your lottery claim must accompany positive photo identification and proof of Social Security Number
  • The Acceptable forms of Photo Identification must include:
    • State-Issued Driver’s license
    • State Issued Non-Driver identification
    • Passport
    • Military ID
  • Acceptable forms of proof of Social Security Number must include:
    • Original signed Social Security card issued by the Social Security Administration
    • Health Insurance card with social security number listed
    • Valid driver's license on which the Social Security Number is listed
    • An original paycheck stub, issued within the past 30 days, on which the complete Social Security Number is printed
    • Any other original document that contains a printed social security number and that the Lottery Commission determines to be valid and genuine
    • You may complete a W-9 tax document at the Lottery

Instructions To Redeem Your Winning Ticket By Mail:

  • You must complete the back of the ticket with your name, address and telephone number and sign the ticket
  • You must completely fill, download and sign the prize claim form, available on the official website and include a copy of photo proof of identification and a copy of an acceptable form of proof of Social Security Number
  • You must mail your information via "Certified Mail," which provides proof your information was mailed and proof your information was received

New Hampshire Lottery Mailing Address

Attn: Claims,
New Hampshire Lottery,
14 Integra Drive,
Concord, NH 03301.

For more information, visit the official website.

Can I Stay Anonymous After Winning The Lottery?

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The New Hampshire 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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