The Ohio Lottery How to Claim

How To Claim

How to Collect Prizes

  • All tickets have limited validation periods established by the Ohio Lottery Commission. Present rules call for tickets to be cashed within 180 days of the drawing date, or 180 days from game closing (instant tickets). For all EZPLAY Games, tickets must be cashed within 180 days of purchase.
  • Check your online game ticket’s last day to redeem date with our 180 Day Calculator.
  • As a reminder, it is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that all information on a ticket is correct. Before leaving a retailer location, check the numbers chosen, bet amount, drawing date, and wager type. If you find a mistake, you must request that it be corrected by the selling retailer before the pools close for that drawing and before leaving the agent location.
  • PICK 3, PICK 4 PICK 5  and KENO prizes may be collected the day of the drawing. CLASSIC LOTTOMEGA MILLIONS, POWERBALL and ROLLING CASH 5 prizes may be collected after 6 a.m. the day after the drawing.
  • If you win up to $599, proceed to any retailer location for immediate payment of your prize.
  • If you win between $600 and $5,000, take your winning ticket to a retailer location, where you will receive a Pay to Bearer ticket. At this point, you have two options: Obtain a claim form from the agent retailer, or download here. Follow the instructions carefully. Your retailer will have a list of bank-cashing locations in your area where you may receive payment by presenting proper identification (see below). Please note that the banks currently charge a processing fee of $10 for this service.
  • Proper identification is required. A valid photo identification (i.e. driver’s License) containing the ticket holder’s social security number and current address OR valid photo identification containing current address and the ticket holder’s social security card would fulfill this requirement.
  • Obtain a Lottery claim form from the retailer, who will assist you in completing the form and mailing it in for payment. Your winnings will be mailed to you within 30 days.
  • If you win more than $5,000, contact the nearest lottery regional office and make arrangements to file a claim in person.
  • If the prize is an annuity prize (i.e. $100,000 per year for 20 years), please call your nearest Ohio Lottery regional office to make an appointment to submit the claim.
  • Jackpot winners of the Mega Millions, Powerball and Classic Lotto games should call their nearest Ohio Lottery regional office to make an appointment to submit the claim.

Acceptable Photo Identification

  • Valid Driver’s license (Any State)
  • Valid State ID Card (Any State)
  • Military ID
  • Valid Passport
  • Gun Permit
  • Pilot’s License
  • Human Services ID
  • Transit ID (Senior Citizens Only)
  • Bank Customer

A Social Security Card can be used in conjunction with an Acceptable Photo Identification that does not have a Social Security Number

Acceptable Secondary Address Documentation

  • Car Registration or Title
  • Checking or Savings Account
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Bank to Bank FAX of Address Verification on Letterhead
  • Lease Agreement
  • Utility Bills – Light, Gas, Water, Phone, Cable
  • Credit Card Statement
  • Bank Statement

Any Secondary Documentation Must Be Issued Within The Last 30 Days

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