How To Claim

Lottery winners may cash tickets up to $599 at any Lottery retailer.

Winning tickets between $50 and $5,000 can be cashed online using our mobile cashing feature in our Ohio Lottery app. Click here to learn more.

Winning tickets up to $5,000 may also be presented for payment at Cedar Downs, Northfield Park, or any of the seven racinos. Please see individual racino websites for details on their available times and cashing procedures. 

During the Governor’s State of Emergency Order, we encourage winners over $5,000 to submit claims by mail or via the high tier claim form located here . Claims can be mailed to: 

Ohio Lottery Commission
The Lausche Building – Room 452
615 West Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

If you do not want to mail your winning claims over $5,000, or submit them online, please call your regional lottery office  for assistance. Regional offices are not currently open to the general public.

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 (Scratch-Offs). 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.
  • Winning tickets between $50 and $5,000 can be cashed online using our mobile cashing feature in our Ohio Lottery app.  Click here to learn more.
  • Winning tickets up to $5,000 may also be presented for payment at Cedar Downs, Northfield Park, or any of the seven racinos.  Please see individual racino websites for details on their available times and cashing procedures.
  • If you win more than $5,000, submit your claim by mail to the address below or via the high tier claim form.  If you do not want to mail your winning claims of $5,000 or more or submit them online, please call your regional lottery office for assistance.  

    The Ohio Lottery Commission
    The Lausche Building – Room 452
    615 West Superior Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44113

  • 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.
  • A Pay to Bearer receipt is generated when the prize amount is from $600 - $5,000.  Payment options are authorized cashing locations, mobile cashing or check processing.  
  • Mobile Cashing does not require a Pay to Bearer ticket, just scan your winning ticket in the application.  Learn more about Mobile Cashing here.
  • Proper identification is required. A valid photo identification (i.e. driver’s License) containing the ticket holder’s current address 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.  

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

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