Claiming a Prize
Congratulations on winning the Massachusetts State Lottery. Take a second to make sure you redeem your prize at the correct location.
Your Winning Ticket
It is important to sign the back of your ticket to establish your ownership of the ticket. Without a signature on the back, a lottery ticket is considered a “bearer instrument” and can be claimed by anyone presenting the ticket. Please bring one of each of the following:
Signed Photo Identification
Acceptable forms of signed photo identification include:
- Driver’s license
- Mass ID
- Work ID
- Military ID
Proof of your Social Security Number
Acceptable forms of proof of Social Security number include:
- Driver’s License with Social Security number
- Social Security card (signed)
Prizes up to and including $600 may be claimed at any Lottery agent location or Lottery Office. You do not need proof of identification for prizes less than $600.
To claim a prize from $601 to $100,000, you must visit a Lottery office location.
You must claim any prize over $100,000 at our Lottery Headquarters in Dorchester,
Claimants of lifetime prizes must also provide certified copy of birth certificate unless selecting a cash option (if available).
If you are claiming a prize by trust, please contact the Legal Department at 781-849-5634
Monday – Friday (excluding holidays)
8:45am – 4:30pm