The Ohio Lottery How To Claim

How To Claim 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.

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. All midday pools close at 12:25 p.m. All evening pools close at 7:25 p.m. Mega Millions pools close at 10:45 p.m. Powerball pools close at 10:00 p.m. Classic Lotto pools close at 7:00 p.m. with draws at 7:10 p.m.

PICK 3, PICK 4, KENO and Ten-OH! prizes may be collected the day of the drawing. CLASSIC LOTTO, MEGA 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 email it to yourself below.

Email claim form 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.

Valid Photo ID Requirements

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.

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