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 Washington 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 Washington Lottery prizes before the deadline, i.e. 180 days from the date of the drawing, else your winnings will be fortified.
  • Prize claims up to $100 million can be mailed to the Washington 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 $600

  • Prizes up to $600 or less should be claimed at any licensed Washington 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 $601 and Above

  • Lottery Prizes above $600 can be claimed by visiting any Wahington Lottery regional office.
  • You can also claim your lottery winnings through the mail and send 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.
  • Prize claims over $600 must include a Winner Claim Form or Substitute W-9, available on the official website.

Prizes Over $100 Million

  • Prizes over $100 million must be claimed in-person at the Wahington Lottery Headquarters - 814 E 4th Avenue, Olympia WA, by taking a prior appointment.
  • It is mandatory to sign the back of your winning ticket before redeeming.

Washington Lottery Mailing Address

Washington Lottery Headquarters
PO Box 43050
Olympia, WA 98504-3050

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