Claiming your win is the most important step after winning the lottery.
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As per the rules by New Mexico 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 Mexico Lottery prizes before the deadline, i.e. within 90 days from the date of the drawing, else your winnings will be fortified.
Prize claims for any amount can be mailed to the New Mexico 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% and State Tax 6% withholding at the time of claiming.
Prizes Up To $600
Prizes $600 or less can be claimed at any authorized New Mexico Lottery Retailer.
Lottery winnings up to $600 can also be mailed with the signed ticket to the New Mexico Lottery and send it to the New Mexico Lottery Office mailing address.
Prizes $601 to $99,999
Prizes $601 to $99,999 should be claimed at any New Mexico Lottery district office or New Mexico Lottery Headquarters.
Winnings can also be mailed to the New Mexico Lottery for claiming.
Claims through the mail should fill out a claim form supplied by any New Mexico 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 Mexico 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 of $100,000 or Over
Claim in person at the New Mexico Lottery Headquarters.
New Mexico Lottery Mailing Address
New Mexico Lottery,
P.O. Box 93190, Albuquerque,
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