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Congratulations! Let’s walk through how to claim your winnings. Start by selecting one of the options below based on the amount you won.

Prizes up to $600

Prizes over $600, Including Prizes of $1 Million and Above

Prizes Won Online

How to claim a prize via mail

 

Illinois Lottery Extends Prize Claim Period for Lottery Prizes

The Illinois Lottery has extended the timeframe in which winners can claim prizes during the COVID-19 crisis. For players with prizes that were set to expire between now and July 31, 2020, the Lottery is extending the time allowed for players to claim those winning tickets through July 31, 2020.

For instant ticket game expiration dates please see https://www.illinoislottery.com/about-the-games/game-expiration-dates

To check draw-based game results by date, please see https://www.illinoislottery.com/results-hub.

Players with questions can contact the Player Hotline at 1-800-252-1775 or support@illinoislottery.com

For Prizes Up To $600

Although most local lottery retailers will cash winning tickets that are up to $600. Their ability to cash winning tickets is subject to fund availability and the individual retailer’s preference. 

You can also cash lower denomination winning lottery tickets (up to $600) at any of the Prize Claim Centers around the state. Note: the JRTC claim center is currently closed.

We encourage players to  mail your winning ticket along with a completed claim form to the Illinois Lottery Claims Department. See instructions of how to mail in a prize claim

Prizes Over $600, Including Prizes of $1 Million and Above

When you visit a prize center for any prize over $600, you need a photo ID and your social security card or an official document containing your social security number.  For information on current claim center process see Updates from the Illinois Lottery.

Due to our claim centers being closed, we are asking winners to claim prizes via mail. Follow these steps to claim your win:

For prizes greater than $25,000, you may select to have your winnings directly deposited into your bank account. If you choose this option, you must complete and submit the original direct deposit form, along with a voided check, in person to a prize claim center or by mail to the following address: 

Illinois Lottery Claims Department
P.O. Box 19080
Springfield, Illinois 62794-9912

If you have any questions on mailing your claim, email the Illinois Lottery Claims Department at LOT.Claims@illinois.gov.

If you won over $1 million please call the Illinois Lottery Claims Department at (217)-524-5147 immediately! 

Prizes Won Online

When you play online, winnings under $600 are automatically added to your account.

Winnings over $600 need to be processed by the Illinois Lottery Claims department either in person at one of our claim centers or by mail. See instructions of how to mail in a prize claim below

Claim prize via mail

If you would like to mail in your claim instead of visiting a prize claim center. Follow these steps to claim your win by mail: 

  • Sign the back of your ticket

  • Print and fill out a claim form and winner questionnaire

  • Make and keep a copy of your ticket and claim form 

  • Place the original ticket, claim form and winner questionnaire in an envelope

  • Include your return address on the envelope

  • Address the envelope to:

Illinois Lottery Claims Department

P.O. Box 19080

Springfield, Illinois 62794-9912

  • Mail your claim via registered mail

Congratulations! Your Fast Play™ Scan-N-Play ticket is a winner.

There are four ways you could claim your prize, depending on the prize amount. Please note: you will need your printed ticket to claim your prize.

 

Prizes $600 or less

  • At Retail

  • At a Claim Center

  • By Mail 

  • Via an e-Claim

 

Prizes over $600 and up to $10,000

  • At a Claim Center

  • By Mail

  • Via an e-Claim

 

Prizes over $10,000 and up to $1 Million

  • At a Claim Center

  • By Mail

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Reminder! When you visit a claim center to file a claim for any prize amount over $600, you need to bring a photo ID, AND your Social Security Card or some acceptable means of verifying your Social Security Number.

 

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