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The Connecticut Lottery Corporation and Credit Unions Building Financial Independence (“CUBFI”), a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization helping people build and maintain financial independence, have teamed up to offer a financial literacyand education campaign for lottery winners known as Wise Winnings. 

The program provides winners with an avenue to find, and meet with, no-cost financial counselors, certified with the Credit Union National Association (“CUNA”), throughout the state to create an individualized guide for their money.

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All CT Lottery tickets can be checked on a Lottery Ticket Checker at any CT Lottery Retailer, at a Lottery Ticket Vending Machine or by downloading our free CT Lottery Mobile App. Using the Mobile App "Scan Tickets" feature you can scan the barcode on any CT Lottery ticket to see if it's a winner.  PLEASE NOTE: The CT Lottery's gaming system is "off-line" between the approximate hours of 2am - 5am daily.  During that time, scanning tickets via the Lottery Ticket Vending Machine, CT Lottery Mobile App or at Retailer Lottery Ticket Checkers is not available.

In conjunction with the Bank of America, CT Lottery winner checks are processed for cashing to conform to their banking requirements. (Please note, this cashing policy does not apply to other financial institutions where you may have an account.)  When cashing a winner check at a Bank of America branch, checks processed Monday through Friday will be available for cashing one (1) hour after issuance. Checks processed Saturday through Sunday will be available for cashing on the following Monday.

Winning tickets up to $49,999 may be claimed by mail. 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 all your submissions. Please complete the requested information on the back of the original ticket and sign it. Mail the ticket along with two (2) valid forms of signed identification (see Valid Forms of Identification below) to:

CT Lottery Claims Dept.
777 Brook Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Prizes claimed by mail are processed in the order in which they are received. The CT Lottery is not responsible for lost, stolen, or undelivered mail.
Two (2) of the following valid forms of signed identification (one of which must be a photo ID) are required to claim a prize:  a driver’s license, Social Security card, passport, state ID, pistol permit, a major credit card with signature, or a work ID with photo and signature.  Players must be 18 or older to purchase Lottery tickets or to claim a prize.  

Duplicate W2G forms can be picked up in person at CT Lottery Headquarters with a photo ID. Requests for a duplicate W2G form can also be made in writing, accompanied by two (2) valid forms of signed identification.  In your request include your printed name, Social Security number, address, daytime phone number, your signature and indicate which tax year your are requesting.  If your address has changed, include a utility bill or other proof of your new address.  Mail requests to:

CT Lottery Claims Department
777 Brook Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Please call the CT Lottery Claims Department for specific details at 860-713-2680.

All lottery tickets expire. Draw game tickets must be claimed within 180 calendar days from the drawing date. Fast Play tickets expire 180 days from the date of purchase. Scratch game tickets must be claimed within 180 calendar days from the official announced end of game date. Select a game listed in the SCRATCH section of our website and it will tell you if a game end date has been established. (Please note, if a Scratch game has ended, and is past the last day to claim a winning ticket, the game will no longer appear among the games listed on this website.) 

A Lottery ticket is a bearer instrument until signed. Unless you sign the back of your ticket, anyone else who has the ticket can claim the prize.  The CT Lottery is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets and cannot pay a prize without a valid winning ticket.

Please call the CT Lottery Claims Department for specific details at 860-713-2680.

Tickets that are torn, damaged, or cannot be scanned by a Lottery terminal must be mailed or brought to CT Lottery Headquarters at 777 Brook Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.  Please note, damaged tickets may take 4-6 weeks to process.

Any remaining prize payments will be paid to the winner's estate or beneficiary as directed by court order or other governing document.  Please consult financial advisors and your attorney for further information.

The CT Lottery is unable to provide tax advice. For information regarding gambling income and losses, visit the Internal Revenue Service website at or consult with a personal tax adviser.

No, winners cannot remain anonymous. A winner's name, hometown, date of claim, game name, prize amount, and the Retailer name/location where the winning ticket was purchased are considered public information. A winner of a prize $10,000 or more may request to have their name removed from our Winners List web page by following the instructions below. However, winner information may still be disclosed pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act request, unless the winner produces a valid protective order or Address Confidentiality Program authorization card.

To request that your name be removed from our Winners List, please send an email to Include your full name, hometown, date of claim, game name, prize amount, and the Retailer name/location where the winning ticket was purchased, or call 860-713-2701.

Questions involving taxes, state assistance or Social Security require individual answers.  Winners should consult a qualified tax accountant, the Department of Social Services or the Social Security Administration for information on how the win will affect you.