Claiming your win is the most important step after winning the lottery.
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As per the rules of the West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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.
The West Virginia state lottery allows prizes winners of $1 million and above to remain anonymous.
Prizes Up To $600
Lottery Prizes including $600 and less can be claimed in-person by visiting any authorized West Virginia 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 $600 and Above
Lottery Prizes above $600 can be claimed in-person by visiting the Lottery Headquarters in Charleston or at the Lottery’s regional office in Weirton
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.
West Virginia Lottery Mailing Address
West Virginia Lottery/Claims,
PO BOX 2913,
Charleston, WV 25330
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