Claiming your win is the most important step after winning the lottery.
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As per the rules of the Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania Lottery prizes before the deadline, i.e. 180 days from the date of the drawing, else your winnings will be fortified.
Prize claims for any amount can be mailed to the Pennsylvania Lottery’s office.
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 withholding of 24% at the time of claiming.
Prizes Up To $2,500
Lottery Prizes including $2500 and less can be claimed at any authorized Pennsylvania Lottery Retailer.
It is mandatory to sign the back of your ticket before redeeming at any retailer.
You can also claim your winnings by mailing the lottery.
Prizes $2,500 and Above
Prizes over $2,500 can be claimed at the authorized Pennsylvania Lottery Claim Centers.
Your winning ticket must be signed by you and should be submitted via mail with a complete claim form and valid identification.
Pennsylvania Lottery Mailing Address
PA Lottery, PO Box 8671,
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8671
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