Claiming your win is the most important step after winning the lottery.
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The rules governing claiming a multi state ticket are determined by the state the ticket was purchased in. Select a state to know the corresponding claiming rules
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As per the rules by New Jersey 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 New Jersey Lottery prizes before the deadline, i.e. 365 days from the date of the drawing, else your winnings will be fortified.
Prize claims for any amount can be mailed to the New Jersey 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 Federal Tax 24% withholding at the time of claiming.
Prizes $599 or Less
Prizes $599 or Less can be claimed at any authorized New Jersey Lottery Retailer.
You can also claim lottery winnings up to this amount by visiting the New Jersey Lottery Office.
Lottery winnings $599 or Less can also be mailed by filling out the claim form available at the official site and send it to the New Jersey Lottery Office mailing address.
Prizes $599.50 or Over
Prizes $599.50 or over should be claimed at any New Jersey Lottery district office or New Jersey Lottery Headquarters.
Winnings can also be mailed to New Jersey Lottery for claiming.
Claims through the mail should fill out a claim form supplied by any New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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.
New Jersey Lottery Mailing Address
New Jersey Lottery,
Attn: Validations P.O. Box 041, Trenton
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