Are You A Winner?
* * * WARNING * * *
The Wisconsin Lottery is aware of scams that target Lottery winners with
promises of winning more.
The Wisconsin Lottery does not know who winners are until they claim prizes. If you receive a call, email or letter saying you are a winner, this could be a scam. Do not give out your personal or confidential information to someone claiming to be from a government agency. More consumer protection information can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection website.
HOW TO CLAIM PRIZES
The original winning ticket must be signed by a single human being. For-profit and non-profit entities, trusts, and other non-human beings are not eligible to play or claim a prize.
Sign the back of the ticket in the space provided.
Prizes Up to $599
Winning tickets up to $599 may be claimed in person at any Wisconsin Lottery retailer, in person at the Madison or Milwaukee Lottery Office, or by mail to the Madison Lottery Office (see Mailing Winning Lottery Tickets section below). Please bear in mind that while most Lottery retailers will gladly redeem winning tickets for their customers, they are under no legal obligation to do so. Some stores have strict policies regarding the amount of cash available to the employees, so there is a possibility a store may be unable to redeem your winning ticket. Lottery Retailer Search
Prizes Up to $500,999
Winning tickets up to $500,999 may be claimed in person at the Madison or Milwaukee Lottery Office or by mail to the Madison Lottery Office (see Mailing Winning Lottery Tickets section below). Both the Madison and Milwaukee Lottery Offices will accept claims between 8 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Winners must provide a form of identification (such as a driver's license), and a social security number.
Prizes $501,000 or Larger
Winning tickets of $501,000 or larger must claimed in person at the Madison Lottery Office. The Madison Lottery Office will accept claims between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Winners must provide a form of identification (such as a driver's license) and a social security number. The winning ticket should be brought with you and not mailed ahead of time.
Mailing Winning Lottery Tickets
Winning tickets up to $500,999 may be claimed by mail to the Madison Lottery Office. You are responsible for the mailing method chosen. We recommend that you utilize a mailing method that provides you with proof of mailing and keep copies of your submissions. Please sign the back of the winning ticket and
include a claim form.
MAIL WINNING TICKETS TO:
PO Box 777
Madison, WI 53774
By law, the original winning ticket is the only valid receipt for prize claims. Tickets are valid for one hundred eighty (180) calendar days from the draw date for lotto tickets and one hundred eighty (180) calendar days from game end for instant scratch tickets. The original winning ticket and claim form must be mailed in a properly addressed envelope with prepaid postage and postmarked on or before one hundred eighty (180) calendar days from draw date or game end. The original winning ticket and claim form must be received by the Lottery within fourteen (14) calendar days after the one hundred eighty (180) day deadline. The Wisconsin Lottery is not responsible or liable for any tickets that are lost or destroyed. The Wisconsin Lottery is not responsible for any neglect, failure or omission on the part of the U.S. Postal Service or any other delivery/courier services used to deliver the ticket to a Wisconsin Lottery Office.
If the ticket is damaged, or cannot be read for whatever reason, you must mail or bring the ticket in person to the Madison Lottery Office. The redemption of damaged tickets takes several days, and is done through only the Madison Office. Please do not take or mail damaged tickets to the Milwaukee Office.
If you have any questions, you can contact us on the Player Hotline (608) 261-4916, or email.
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