Claiming your win is the most important step after winning the lottery.
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As per the rules of the New York Lottery, 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 York 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 York 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 Up To $600
Prizes up to and including $600 should be claimed at any licensed New York Lottery retailer location.
Lottery winnings up to this amount can also be claimed at any of the Lottery’s Customer Service Center’s located throughout the state.
You can also claim your winnings by mailing the lottery.
Prizes $601 and Above
You can claim your prize at one of the Lottery’s Customer Service Centers or mail it to the Lottery.
Retailers cannot pay prizes more than $600.
They will scan your lottery ticket and will hand over a File Claim Receipt to show that your ticket has been validated by them.
You can take this receipt along with your winning ticket to any of the New York Lottery’s Customer Service Centers.
You can also claim your lottery winnings through the mail and sending it to the lottery attached with a filled claim form and government-issued ID proof. Don’t forget to make a copy of the winning ticket (front and back) and the claim form before mailing it.
New York Lottery Mailing Address
New York Lottery
PO Box 7533
Schenectady, NY 12301-7533
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