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Prize Payment Options

All Prizes of $600 or Less

Lotto, Easy 5, Pick 3 and Pick 4 & all Scratch-Off Prizes of $5,000 or Less

  1. Sign and complete the information on the back of their winning ticket and ensure that all barcodes are clearly visible (scratch-off material completely removed from scratch-off tickets).
  2. Photocopy of the front and back of the ticket.
  3. Complete the Louisiana Lottery Prize Claim Form and be sure it includes your telephone number and mailing address for your prize check
  4. Photocopy your valid driver’s license or current picture identification.
  5. Mail the above in a single envelope to:

Louisiana Lottery Corporation

Attn: Prize Validations

P.O. Box 90010

Baton Rouge, LA 70879-0010

Prizes of Over $5,000 & Powerball and Mega Millions Prizes

  • Your full name
  • Name of the game(s)/ticket(s) on which you have won a prize
  • The expected winnings for each ticket
  • The location of the Lottery office where you prefer to claim your prize
  • Your phone number (with area code)

Prize Claim Deadlines

Tax Withholdings

Both the federal and state government consider winnings from all forms of gaming to be income for tax purposes.

By law, the Louisiana Lottery must report winnings from each single ticket with a prize value over $600 to the Internal Revenue Service and the Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation.

Income tax regulations require the Louisiana Lottery to withhold 24 percent federal taxes from each prize over $5,000 and 5 percent state taxes from prizes of $5,000 or more.

A gambling income statement, W-2G, is printed for each ticket greater than $600 and given to the claimant when they receive their prize check. Winners should keep the W-2G secure until they are ready to file federal and state income taxes.

Prize Payment Options NOTE: All Lottery offices are currently open to the public by appointment only. Effective May 1, 2020,…

All Louisiana Lottery locations to remain closed through April

The following information is from the Louisiana Lottery Corporation:

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Lottery’s Baton Rouge headquarters, regional prize payment offices and distribution center will remain closed through the end of April in order to comply with the Governor’s extended stay-at-home mandate which also directs state office buildings to be closed to the public.

During this time of emergency, the Lottery asks that players hold on to any winning ticket of more than $600 until prize payment offices resume operations with the reassurance that prize claim deadlines occurring during the office closure, which began March 24, will be extended for 90 days.

For all other prize levels, players can visit www.louisianalottery.com/claim for information on ways they may claim in the interim. While winning tickets can be claimed by mail, the Lottery reminds players that by law, an original ticket is required for prize payment, and therefore there is no recourse for tickets lost in transit.

Drawings will continue as scheduled, with the exception of April 12, Easter Sunday, when no Louisiana-based drawings take place. Also, Lottery ticket sales will continue at any retailer that is willing and able to do so.

“We recognize and regret the inconvenience these operational adjustments may cause our players and retailers,” Hudson added. “In these uncertain times, the ultimate goal must be the safety and welfare of our entire Louisiana community.”

The Lottery will continue to monitor state and federal officials for new information on how to proceed and will be communicating our plans to resume reopening as the situation changes.

The Louisiana Lottery’s Baton Rouge headquarters, regional prize payment offices and distribution center will remain closed through the end of April in order to comply with the Governor’s extended stay-at-home mandate which also directs state office buildings to be closed to the public. ]]>