Where to claim lottery prizes in California
If you are lucky enough to win a CA lottery prize of $600 or more then you will need to visit any of the nine lottery district offices listed below to claim your prize. Alternatively, you can fill in the claim form below and mail it to the lottery office is Sacramento.
730 North 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
When mailing your claim form, make sure you also include the ticket and you have signed the back of it. You should also make sure that you have made a copy of the form and of your signed ticket, as if your form and/or ticket get lost in the post, the California Lottery will not be held responsible.
If you have won a prize of $599 or under then you are able to claim your payout at any lottery retailer in the state with just your ticket. You can also send your ticket to the address above as long as you accompany it with a claim form.
Prizes up to $599 can be claimed from any lottery retailer in CA, but for bigger payouts you will need to visit one of nine lottery district offices.
|Richmond||618 South 8th Street, Suite 300A
Richmond, CA 94804
|Sacramento||4106 East Commerce Way
Sacramento, CA 95834
|East Bay||2489 Industrial Parkway West
Hayward, CA 94545
|Fresno||7620 North Del Mar Avenue
Fresno, CA 93711
|Van Nuys||16525 Sherman Way, #C10
Van Nuys, CA 91406
|Rancho Cuacamonga||11138 Elm Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
|Santa Fe Springs||9807 Bell Ranch Drive
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
|Santa Ana||3400 W. Warner Ave. Ste. F
Santa Ana, CA 92704
|San Diego||5656 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123
|All CA lottery offices are open Monday – Friday from the hours of 8am to 5pm|
All prizes are valid for 180 days after the draw date, after which they cannot be claimed and will be added to the California Education fund like all non-claimed lottery winnings.Prizes up to $599 can be claimed from any lottery retailer in CA, but for bigger payouts you will need to visit one of nine lottery district offices.
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NOTICE: All California Lottery District Offices are temporarily closed to the public effective December 7, 2020 following the California Regional Stay at Home order issued on December 3, 2020. Please see below for prize claiming options.
You have two ways to collect your prize:
Option 1: Visit a Lottery retailer
Just take your winning ticket to a Lottery retailer and the clerk will hand you cash on the spot. Talk about easy!
Option 2: Mail your winning ticket and claim form
Download the Claim Form (PDF) or pick one up at any Lottery retail location or District Office. Fill out and sign the claim form, and don’t forget to sign your winning ticket, too! Mail the original ticket and the signed claim form (along with the Claim Authorization Receipt from a retailer, if you have it ) to:
We recommend sending everything by certified mail and saving a copy of every item you submit. We’re not responsible for mail, tickets or claim forms that are late, lost, damaged, misdirected, misaddressed, incomplete or illegible. So, protect your prize by keeping a copy of your winning ticket and claim form. And always sign the back of your ticket.
Your draw game ticket must be postmarked or received by Lottery offices within 180 days of the winning draw date, except that, in the case of Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots, the tickets must be postmarked or received within one year from the winning draw date. Scratchers ® tickets must be postmarked or received by Lottery offices within 180 days of the announced end of game date.
State law prohibits the sale of a Lottery ticket or the payment of a prize to anyone under 18. Tickets failing validation are void.
All California State Lottery game tickets, transactions, claims and prize payments are subject to California State law and the California State Lottery rules and regulations. By participating, you agree to comply with all laws and Lottery rules and regulations.You’ve Won! Now claim California Lottery prizes $599 and under at any Lottery retailer or by mail. For prizes $600 and over or 2nd Chance prizes, see instructions provided here. ]]>