CT Lottery Official Web Site - How to Claim a Prize

 
HOW TO CLAIM A 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 CT Lottery Headquarters. Please bring 2 valid forms of signed identification, one of which must be a photo ID. (Acceptable forms of identification include: Driver’s License, Social Security card, Passport, State ID, Pistol Permit, major credit card with signature, or work ID with photo and signature.) 

  • Prizes greater than $5,000 per ticket: Can only be redeemed at CT Lottery Headquarters. Please bring 2 valid forms of signed identification, one of which must be a photo ID. (Acceptable forms of identification include: Driver’s License, Social Security card, Passport, State ID, Pistol Permit, major credit card with signature, or work ID with photo and signature.)

  • Prizes of $50,000 or more: Must be claimed in person at CT Lottery Headquarters.

  • Instructions to redeem your prize by mail: Prizes less than $50,000 can be redeemed by mail. Complete the information requested on the back of the ticket. Copy the front and the back of your ticket for your records. Send the original ticket and a copy of 2 valid forms of signed identification to: CT Lottery Claims Department, 777 Brook St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Please note that prizes claimed by mail are processed in the order in which they are received.

  • Damaged scratch tickets: Must be mailed to or dropped off at CT Lottery Headquarters. Processing of damaged tickets may take 4-6 weeks.

  • Special situations: In special situations (i.e. two or more people splitting a ticket, gifts to minors, torn or damaged tickets) can only be processed at CT Lottery Headquarters. Call the Claims Department at 860-713-2680 for details.
  • CT Lottery Winner Checks Processing/Cashing (as of 5/6/18)

    The CT Lottery in conjunction with Bank of America, has changed the way CT Lottery winner checks are processed for cashing to conform to new banking requirements. (Please note that this policy does not apply to other financial institutions where you may have an account.

    Winner checks issued Monday - Friday: Require a one (1) hour processing time between the time the CT Lottery issues you your winning check and the ability for you to cash the check at any Bank of America location.

    Winner checks issued Saturday - Sunday: Will be available for cashing at any Bank of America location on the following Monday.
        

180 day prize claim policy
  • Draw Ticket Expiration. Draw Game prizes expire and must be claimed within 180 calendar days from the date of the drawing.
  • Scratch Ticket Expiration. Scratch Game prizes expire and must be claimed within 180 calendar days from the announced "End of Game" date. 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, click here

    Please note:  Once a winning Scratch Game ticket expires it is no longer valid for claim, and the game will no longer appear among those listed on this website.
tax INFORMATION
Federal Income Tax is 24%. The CT Lottery is required by law to report and withhold Federal income tax (24%) 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.

State Income Tax is 6.99%. The CT Lottery is required by law to withhold Connecticut state income tax (6.99%) 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.

CT Lottery Federal Tax ID Number: 
06-1457386

CT Lottery State Tax ID Number:
8234593-000

Lost or Duplicate W2G forms. 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. Duplicate W2G forms can be picked up in person at CT Lottery Headquarters with photo ID. Requests for a duplicate W2G form can also be made in writing and must be accompanied by 2 valid forms of signed identification, one of which must be a photo ID. Mail request to: CT Lottery Claims Department, 777 Brook St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

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.

To properly report the tax withholdings noted above, CT Lottery might obtain a winner’s social security number. Pursuant to Section 7(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974 we note that this disclosure is voluntary. Any request for a social security number is authorized by the Internal Revenue Code and Informational Publication 2011 (28) of the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services and will be used solely for reporting tax withholdings as required by law.

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