CT Lottery Official Web Site - How to Claim a Prize

 
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE
  • Single prizes up to $599 per ticket:  Can be redeemed at any CT Lottery Retailer location.



  • Prizes up to $5,000 per ticket:  Can be redeemed at any High-Tier Claim Center or Lottery Headquarters.  Please bring 2 forms of signed ID, one of which must be a photo ID.  (Acceptable forms of identification include: Driver’s license, social security card, major credit card with signature, State ID, Pistol Permit, or work ID with photo and signature.)

    Please note:  Special situations (i.e. two or more people splitting a ticket, gifts to minors, torn or damaged tickets) may be processed only at Lottery Headquarters.  Call the Claims Department at 860-713-2680 for details.

  • Prizes greater than $5,000 per ticket:  Any single prize greater than $5,000 must be redeemed at our Rocky Hill Headquarters.  Please bring 2 forms of signed ID, one of which must be a photo ID.  (Acceptable forms of identification include: Driver’s license, social security card, major credit card with signature, State ID, Pistol Permit, or work ID with photo and signature.)

  • Prizes of $50,000 or more must be claimed in person at Lottery headquarters.

  • Damaged scratch tickets:  May be mailed to or dropped off at CT Lottery Headquarters only.  Processing of damaged tickets takes 4-6 weeks.

  • Claim your prize by mail:  Prizes up to $50,000 can be redeemed by mail.  Complete the information requested on the back of the ticket.  Then, make a photocopy of both sides of the ticket(s) for your records.  Send the original ticket along with a copy of 2 forms of signed ID to Lottery Headquarters.  Please note that prizes claimed by mail are processed in the order in which they are received.

    Mail winning tickets to:
    CT Lottery Claims Department
    777 Brook Street
    Rocky Hill, CT 06067
LOST TICKET CLAIM POLICY
Lost Ticket Claims are NOT allowed for Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto, Lucky for Life, 5 Card Cash, Super Draw or Scratch Games.  Protect yourself by signing the back of your tickets when you buy them.  At the very least, sign any winning tickets, even before claiming your prize.  Lottery tickets are bearer instruments.  Unless you sign your winning ticket, anyone else who finds it can claim the prize.

A Lost Ticket Claim form is allowable for:  Cash5, Play3 or Play4 tickets.  There is a $100 non-refundable fee to submit a Lost Ticket Claim, and must be completed accurately and in its entirety.  To download the form, please click here

Mail the completed form to:
CT Lottery Claims Department
777 Brook Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
180 day prize claim policy
DRAW TICKET EXPIRATION
Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto, Cash5, Lucky for Life, 5 Card Cash, Super Draw, Play3 and Play4
  • Draw Game prizes expire 180 calendar days from the drawing date. All prizes must be claimed within 180 calendar days of drawing date.
SCRATCH TICKET EXPIRATION
  • Scratch Game prizes expire 180 calendar days from the announced "End of Game" date for games numbered 1001 and up.  A Scratch Game ticket's expiration date is listed on each active game page under “Last Day To Redeem.”  All prizes must be claimed by that date.  To locate a ticket’s expiration date, please click here

    Please note:  Once a winning Scratch Game ticket expires it is no longer valid for claim, and will no longer appear among the games listed on this website.
taxes
The CT Lottery is required by law to report and withhold 25% for Federal income taxes on all gambling winnings valued at more than $5,000. (Under certain circumstances this tax rate may be 30%.) In addition, the CT Lottery is required to report to the IRS gambling winnings of $600 or more AND at least 300 times the amount of the wager.

The CT Lottery is required to withhold 6.7% for Connecticut state income tax on all gambling winnings that are either: 1) subject to federal withholding tax (i.e. proceeds more than $5,000); or 2) reportable for federal tax purposes (i.e. $600 or more and at least 300 times the amount of the wager.) Connecticut state income tax is required on all Connecticut lottery winnings regardless of state residency.

Senior Citizens are not exempt from having taxes withheld. The CT Lottery is obliged to report the winnings to the IRS and the CT Department of Revenue Services if winnings exceed the above threshold. You may wish to consult with a tax adviser regarding tax obligations.

The CT Lottery's Federal ID# for reporting wins without a W2G is 06-1457386.
The CT Lottery's State ID# is 8234593-000.

Tax deductions on non-winning lottery tickets
Gambling winnings are fully taxable and must be reported on your tax return.  Information regarding gambling income and losses can be found on the Internal Revenue Service web site at http://www.irs.gov.  For further information, please consult with your tax adviser.

Any questions regarding tax payments should be directed to the State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services at 1-860-297-5962.

LOST W2G FORM
If a claimant is to receive a W2G form, it is given at the time the ticket is processed at the CT Lottery Headquarters or at the Lottery High-Tier Claim Center.  All requests for a duplicate W2G form must be submitted in writing and accompanied by 2 forms of signed ID, one of which must be a photo ID.  Duplicate W2G forms may also be picked up in person at Lottery Headquarters with photo ID.

Mail requests to:
CT Lottery Claims Department
777 Brook Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
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October 22, 2014
29-30-40-42-50 PB-16 PP-2
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October 21, 2014
5-35-37-41-66 MB-11 MP-5
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October 21, 2014
2-9-27-31-35-41
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October 20, 2014
7-13-23-25-28 LB-35
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October 22, 2014
Queen of Clubs Eight of Hearts Nine of Spades Two of Spades Nine of Clubs
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October 22, 2014
7-10-12-27-35
October 22, 2014
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3-3-3
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October 22, 2014
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4-1-6
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October 22, 2014
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8-5-2-8
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October 22, 2014
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8-8-0-8
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CURRENT JACKPOTS
$79.0 Million
$137.2 Million
$1.8 Million

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ctlottery@ctlottery.org

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