Claiming your win is the most important step after winning the lottery.
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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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