Lottery Remains Operational

The Ohio Lottery remains operational during the COVID-19 outbreak.

During the Governor’s State of Emergency Order, we encourage winners to submit claims by mail.   Click Here For More Information About Claiming By Mail. Winning claims up to $599 can also be cashed at any Ohio Lottery retailer.  Winning tickets with prizes of $600 or more should be signed and safely secured until prizes are able to be claimed. 
 
Normally, players have 180 days from the drawing date for draw games, and 180 days from the game closing date for scratch-offs, to claim their winnings.  In light of Governor DeWine’s Executive Order 2020-01D, declaring a state of emergency in Ohio to protect the well-being of Ohioans from the dangerous effects of COVID-19, and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Acton’s “Stay at Home” Order, we have adjusted our game validations schedule to keep our players and retailers safe. 
 
If you have a winning ticket that expires during the Governor’s State of Emergency Order, the Ohio Lottery will validate and pay the prize as long as you submit your claim by mail, or in-person at any Ohio Lottery Regional Office, no later than 30 days after Ohio’s State of Emergency Order has been lifted.  Claims can be mailed to:
 
Ohio Lottery Commission
The Lausche Building – Room 452
615 West Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113


All of our Ohio Lottery Regional Offices are closed until further notice.  When they re-open, claims may also be submitted in person at any of those locations.   
 
Many Ohio Lottery Retailers remain open, but they are private businesses and may limit hours of operation at any time.
 
All Racinos are closed temporarily to comply with the Governor’s State of Emergency Order, which bans gatherings of 50 or more people.   All of Ohio’s bars and restaurants have been limited to offering only take-out and delivery options, which has caused many of them to temporarily close as well.
 
Previously scheduled Ohio Lottery activities may be postponed or canceled.  Please check our website and follow our social channels for updates in this regard.

For more information about COVID-19 in Ohio, and regular updates from the Ohio Department of Health, Click Here.  
Posted: 3/26/2020 9:11:28 AM