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July 1, 2020

Where to Claim Prizes of More Than $600

THIS PAGE LAST UPDATED: 6/1/20.

CLAIMING BY MAIL IS STILL ENCOURAGED DURING THIS TIME.

 

(All Missouri Lottery offices are now open for claims greater than $600 - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.)

 

Claim Prizes by Mail


LOTTERY PRIZES OF ANY AMOUNT MAY BE CLAIMED BY MAIL.

Your name, address, telephone number and signature must be on the back of the ticket.

If the prize is $600.01 or more, be sure to include:
Completed claim form
Copy of a government issued photo ID
Completed IRS Form W-9


The original ticket and claim form should be mailed to:
Ticket Redemption
Missouri Lottery
PO Box 7777
Jefferson City, MO  65102-7777

 

 

Time Limit For Claims

You have 180 days to claim your prize from the official end of Scratchers games and 180 days from the drawing date of the last winning play on a Draw Games ticket. The Missouri Lottery is not liable for any lost, stolen or damaged tickets.



Beginning June 1, 2020

In-person claims will be handled by APPOINTMENT ONLY at ALL Missouri Lottery offices.


Claims of $600.01 and More - In Person
  • Beginning June 1, prizes of more than $600 can be paid BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at Jefferson City Headquarters, well as the Springfield, St. Louis and Kansas City regional offices.
  • Prizes from $600.01 to $35,000 can be paid the same day.
  • For prizes of more than $35,000, it takes approximately two weeks from the day of the claim to receive payment.
  • CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT.
    These numbers are for CLAIM APPOINTMENTS ONLY
    :
    • St. Louis: (314) 985-7363
    • Kansas City: (816) 308-9046
    • Jefferson City: (573) 291-7074
    • Springfield: (417) 234-1197

 

  appointment only

What to bring to your APPOINTMENT:
  • Your signed winning ticket
  • An official Missouri Lottery winner claim form
  • Photo ID (State-issued driver's license or an approved and current Government-issued photo identification card)
  • Completed IRS Form W-9 — Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification.
  • Patience. The claiming process will likely take longer than you may have experienced in the past. We ask that you follow posted signage and abide by all safety and social distancing measures in place.
 

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Jackpot Prizes

Lotto and Powerball prizes, which are $1 million and higher, are paid either in annual installments (in 25 annual payments for Lotto prizes and in 30 annual payments for Powerball prizes) or in a lump sum. Mega Millions jackpot prizes are paid in either annual installments (paid out over 29 years) or in a lump sum. Cash option prizes are approximately half of the advertised jackpot.

Taxes

All Lottery winnings are subject to federal and state taxes. The Missouri Lottery is required to withhold 4 percent Missouri state tax on prizes of $600.01 or more, along with 24 percent federal tax for prizes of more than $5,000. Winners may owe additional taxes for the prize or they may receive a refund, depending on personal income.

 

 

 

 







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