Your N.J. Lottery winnings may be delayed. But you’ll have more time to claim expiring tickets.
The New Jersey lottery announced changes to claiming tickets in response to the coronavirus.
New Jersey lottery players will have more time to claim their winnings as the state announces changes in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The lottery’s front office in Lawrence Township will be closed for two weeks and won’t be accepting walk-in claims, according to a news release. You can still claim your winnings — provided they’re less than $599.50 — in person at any retailer.
The lottery is also accepting mailed claims, though officials warn payments may be “temporarily delayed.” Winners are advised to make copies of the claim form and the winning ticket for their records.
If none of the options suit you, you can always wait until the front office reopens. But be sure to sign the back of your ticket and store it someplace safe, the lottery advised.
Any player who prefers to wait to present their claim in person should sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe place.
Officials also announced they’ll be extending the expiration date by 30 days for any ticket scheduled to expire from March 19, 2020 to April 5, 2020. It’s possible they’ll approve additional extensions later.
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