How To Claim

Where to Claim

  • Lottery winners may cash tickets up to $599 at any Ohio Lottery retailer.
  • Winning tickets up to $25,000 may also be presented for payment at any of the seven Racinos and nine regional offices.
  • Winning tickets up to $5,000 may be presented for payment at over 30 Super Retailer locations. Please see locations and details on their available times and cashing procedures. Racinos are 21 years or older unless indicated on
  • Winning tickets may also be submitted by mail or via the Online Claim Form located here . Claims can be mailed to:

    The 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.

Sports Gaming Claiming and Cashing

  • Sports Gaming winning tickets may be cashed following the instructions located HERE.
  • Sports Gaming prizes will have taxes withheld if they are over $600 and are 300x’s the bet. 
  • Sports Gaming tickets must be cashed within 180 days after the last event of the ticket.
  • Sports Gaming prizes may be collected as soon as all events on the tickets have settled. 
  • Obtain a Sports Gaming claim form from the Proprietor’s website or a Lottery regional office. 

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 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.  
  • A File Claim Receipt is generated when the prize amount is $5,000.01 and greater. Payment options are mobile cashing up to $25,000, or check processing.
  • Mobile Cashing does not require a Pay to Bearer ticket and/or a File Claim 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