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 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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