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 of the Tennessee 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 Tennesse Lottery prizes before the deadline, i.e. 180 days from the date of the drawing, else your winnings will be fortified.
Prize claims above $600 can be mailed to the Tennessee 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 Up To $599
Prizes including $599 or less should be claimed at any licensed Tennessee Lottery retailer.
It is mandatory to sign the back of your ticket before redeeming at any retailer.
Prizes $600 and Above
Lottery Prizes including $600 and above should be mailed 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.
You need to fill in the claim form, available at the official lottery website, and sign the back of your ticket before mailing the claim.
Prizes Over $200,000
Prizes over $200,000 must be claimed in-person at the Nashville Headquarters, by taking a prior appointment.
Your winning ticket must be signed by you and should be submitted with a complete claim form and valid identification.
Tennessee Lottery Mailing Address
P.O. Box 290636
Nashville, TN 37229-0636
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