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CT Lottery Public Notice on Extended Prize Claims Expiration Period

The CT Lottery has extended its claims expiration period by 30 days for all tickets originally due to expire from March 16 – April 14, 2020. Draw game tickets (Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto, etc.) normally expire within 180 calendar days from the date of the drawing. Scratch tickets expire within 180 calendar days from the announced “End of Game” date, as listed on the CT Lottery’s website.

As a reminder, the CT Lottery has temporarily adjusted its claims process and has the following in place: 

  • Prizes up to $599 may be claimed in-person at CT Lottery retailers, or by mail. For mail-in instructions, visit
  • Prizes up to $5,000 may be claimed in-person at High-Tier Claim centers, or by mail.
  • Prizes $5,000 - $49,999 MUST be claimed by mail.
  • Prizes $50,000 and above MUST be made in-person at the CT Lottery’s Rocky Hill headquarters, and by appointment ONLY. To make an appointment, claimants should call (860) 713-2679.

Please note, Lottery Retailers and High-Tier Claim Centers are privately owned businesses and may independently determine openings and closings. All details of the CT Lottery’s temporary changes during the outbreak are available on the CT Lottery’s website at Any other questions or concerns about claims may be directed to, or (860) 713-2700.



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