How to Claim Powerball Winnings

Congratulations! If you’ve won a Powerball prize, you might be wondering what to do next. On this page, you can find out how to claim your prize if you've bought your ticket from an authorized retailer.

Ticket Purchased from an Authorized Retailer

Sign the back of your ticket and make a copy. This will help to prevent others from using your ticket to claim a prize in the unlikely event that the ticket is lost or stolen. Note: Winning tickets can only be claimed in the state where they were purchased.

$599 and under

Prize payouts less than $600 can normally be claimed from an authorized lottery retailer. Check with your local retailer for their store policies, as some stores may not carry enough cash for prizes of more than $100 or have guidelines about the amount of cash that is available to staff.

Winnings can also be claimed by mail. To claim your prize by mail, simply mail the ticket alongside some ID and a winner claim form, which is available from your local lottery office. Mail it to the address as provided by the state lottery office for your jurisdiction.

$600 and over

Payouts that are $600 or more can be claimed from a local district office, claim center or lottery headquarters.

Prizes can also be claimed by mail, with the address provided from your state lottery office. The maximum prize amount that can be claimed by mail varies from state to state. Check with your local lottery office for more information.

Jackpot Winners

If you’ve won a jackpot prize, players are advised to contact the lottery headquarters for your jurisdiction and claim the prize in person.

Please note that information varies for each state. Always check with your state lottery.

How long do I have to claim Powerball winnings?

The length of time to claim a prize from the drawing date varies for each jurisdiction, as can be seen in the table displayed below.

Jurisdiction Claim Period
Arizona 180 days
Arkansas 180 days
California 1 year for the jackpot prize, 180 days for all other Powerball prizes
Colorado 180 days
Connecticut 180 days
Delaware 1 year
Florida 180 days
Georgia 180 days
Idaho 180 days
Illinois 1 year
Indiana 180 days
Iowa 1 year
Kansas 1 year
Kentucky 180 days
Louisiana 180 days
Maine 1 year
Maryland 182 days
Massachusetts 1 year
Michigan 1 year
Minnesota 1 year
Missouri 180 days
Montana 180 days
Nebraska 180 days
New Hampshire 1 year
New Jersey 1 year
New Mexico 90 days
New York 1 year
North Carolina 180 days
North Dakota 180 days
Ohio 180 days
Oklahoma 180 days
Oregon 1 year
Pennsylvania 1 year
Puerto Rico 180 days
Rhode Island 1 year
South Carolina 180 days
South Dakota 180 days
Tennessee 180 days
Texas 180 days
U.S. Virgin Islands 6 months
Vermont 1 year
Virginia 180 days
Washington State 180 days
Washington D.C. 180 days
West Virginia 180 days
Wisconsin 180 days
Wyoming 180 days

It is important to remember that you cannot win a prize for a lottery draw that you did not enter. If you have received suspicious correspondence or believe that you have been contacted by a scammer, find out what steps to take on the Scams page.

Where to Claim

If you need to collect a prize of $600 or over then you must visit a local district office or lottery headquarters. Find your jurisdiction in the table below to see where your nearest claim center or lottery headquarters is located:

Jurisdiction $599 and Under $600 and Over Jackpot Winners
Arizona Lottery Retailer Phoenix office, 4740 E. University Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85034

Tucson office, 2900 E. Broadway Blvd., Ste 190, Tucson, AZ 85716
Phoenix or Tuscon office
Arkansas Lottery Retailer ($500 or less) Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Claim Center, 1st Floor, Union Plaza Building, 124 West Capitol Ave. Little Rock, AR 72201 Arkansas Scholarship Claim Center
California Lottery Retailer Lottery District Office (nine locations - San Francisco, Sacramento, East Bay, Central Valley, Van Nuys, Inland Empire, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Ana, San Diego) Lottery District Office
Colorado Lottery Retailer Pueblo Claims Center HQ, 25 N Main Street, Pueblo, CO 81003 Denver Claim Center, 720 S Colorado Blvd, Suite 110A, Denver, CO 80246
Connecticut Lottery Retailer Prizes up to $5,000 can be redeemed at any high-tier claim center (five locations)

Prizes greater than $5,000 must be redeemed at the Rocky Hill Headquarters, located on 777 Brook St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Headquarters in Rocky Hill
Delaware Lottery Retailer $600 - $5,000 can be claimed at any of the Redemption Centers (three locations). Delaware Lottery Office, 1575 McKee Road, Suite 102 Dover, DE 19904
Florida Lottery Retailer, District Office or Lottery Headquarters $600 to $250,000 can be claimed at any Florida Lottery District Office (Tampa, Orlando, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, Miami, Jackonsville, Gainesville, Tallahasse, Pensacola) or at Headquarters in Tallahassee Lottery Headquarters, 250 Marriott Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Georgia Lottery Retailer Headquarters in Atlanta or Lottery District Office (nine locations) Headquarters in Atlanta, 250 Williams Street, Suite 3000, Atlanta, GA 30303
Idaho Lottery Retailer Lottery Headquarters, 1199 Shoreline Lane, Suite 100, Boise, ID 83702 Lottery Headquarters in Boise
Illinois Lottery Retailer or Claim Center Claim Center (Chicago, Des Plaines, Rockford, Fairview Heights, Springfield) Illinois Lottery Claims Department, Department of Revenue, Willard Ice Building, 101 West Jefferson Street Springfield, IL 62702
Indiana Lottery Retailer or Prize Payment Center $600 - $49,999 can be claimed at the Prize Payment Center in Evansville or Mishawaka or Indianapolis headquarters Lottery Headquarters, Downtown Indianapolis, 1302 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
Iowa Lottery Retailer Iowa Lottery Office (five locations – Cedar Rapids, Mason City, Storm Lake, Council Bluffs, Clive) Prizes more than $250,000 must be claimed at Lottery Headquarters, located on 13001 University Ave, Clive IA
Kansas Lottery Retailer Lottery Headquarters, 128 N Kansas Avenue Topeka, KS 66603 Lottery Headquarters in Topeka
Kentucky Lottery Retailer $600 – $5,000 can be claimed at an authorized Cashing Agents, the Lexington Regional Office or Headquarters in Louisville.

More than $5,000 and up to $49,999 can be claimed at the Regional Office, Fortune Business Center, 961 Beasley Street, Suite 110, Lexington KY 40509 or Lottery Headquarters, 1011 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Headquarters in Louisville ($50,000 and over)
Louisiana Lottery Retailer or Lottery Office Lottery Office (six locations - Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, Alexandria, Monroe, Shreveport) $510,000 and over, can be claimed at the Lottery Headquarters, located on 555 Laurel St. Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Maine Lottery Retailer Lottery Headquarters, 10 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347 Lottery Headquarters in Hallowell
Maryland Lottery Retailer $5,000 or less can be claimed at any Maryland Lottery XCAP (Expanded Cashing Authority Program) location

Prizes more than $5,000 must be claimed at a Lottery Claim Center in Baltimore or Lanham
Over $25,000 can be redeemed at the Maryland Lottery Headquarters, Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 330, Baltimore, MD 21230
Massachusetts Lottery Agent or Lottery Office $601 - $49,999 Lottery Office (Braintree, New Bedford, Springfield, Woburn, Worcester, Boston) Lottery Headquarters, 60 Columbian Street, Braintree, MA 02184
Michigan Lottery Retailer Up to $50,0000 can be claimed at any Lottery Regional Office (Lansing, Livonia, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Sterling Heights) Lottery Headquarters, 101 E. Hillsdale in Lansing
Minnesota Lottery Retailer or any of the Lottery Offices Lottery Retailer or any of the Lottery Offices (Owatonna, Detroit, Virginia, Marshall, Roseville) Lottery Headquarters, 2645 Long Lake Road, Roseville, MN 55113
Missouri Lottery Retailer or any of the Lottery Offices Prizes from $600.01 to $35,000 can be claimed at any of the Lottery Offices (Jefferson, Kansas, Springfield, St. Louis) Lottery Headquarters, 1823 Southridge Drive, Jefferson City, MO
Montana Lottery Retailer Lottery Headquarters, 525 North Montana Avenue, Helena Headquarters in Helena
Nebraska Lottery Retailer $501 to $19,999, can be redeemed at any of the Claim Centers (Grand Island, Norfolk, North Platte, Omaha, Scottsbluff) $20,000 or more, Lottery Office, located on Lincoln, 137 NW 17th Street
New Hampshire Lottery Retailer Lottery Headquarters, 14 Integra Drive, Concord, NH 03301 Headquarters in Concord
New Jersey Lottery Retailer Lottery Headquarters, Lawrence Park Complex, 1333 Brunswick Avenue Circle, Trenton, NJ 08648 Headquarters in Trenton
New Mexico Lottery Retailer $601 - $99,999, Lottery Headquarters, 4511 Osuna Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 $100,000 and over, Headquarters in Albuquerque
New York Lottery Retailer Claim Center (sixteen locations – Buffalo, Fishkill, Long Island, New York City, Schenectady, Syracuse, Jamaica, Yonkers, Saratoga, Farmington, Monticello, Hamburg, Nichols, Vernon, Batavia, North Islandia) Claim Center
North Carolina Lottery Retailer or Regional Office $600 to $99,999, Lottery Headquarters, 2728 Capital Blvd, Suite 144 Raleigh, NC 27604 or any of the Regional Offices $100,000 or more, Headquarters in Raleigh
North Dakota Lottery Retailer Lottery Office, 1050 E Interstate Ave, Suite 200, Bismarck, ND Lottery Office in Bismarck
Ohio Lottery Retailer $600 - $5,000, you must go to your Lottery Retailer, where you will receive a ‘Pay to Bearer’ ticket. Your retailer will also give you a list of bank-cashing locations where you can receive payment for your prize $5,000 and over, Regional Lottery Office (Cleveland, Athens, Toledo, Dayton, Akron, Youngstown, Cincinnati, Lorain, Columbus)
Oklahoma Lottery Retailer $601 - $5,000, Lottery Office in Oklahoma City or any of the Claim Centers (Ardmore, Yukon, Woodward, Sand Springs, Bartlesville, Elk City, Guymon, Lawton, Muskogee, Norman, Pauls Valley, Perry) Lottery Headquarters, 3817 N. Santa Fe, Suite 175, 73118
Oregon Lottery Retailer Less than $50,000, prizes can be claimed at the Salem or Wilsonville office $50,000 or more, Oregon Lottery, 500 Airport Rd SE, Salem, OR 97301
Pennsylvania Lottery Retailer Up to $2,500, Lottery Retailer. Over $2,500, Headquarters in Middletown or any Lottery Office (Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, Harrisburg, Clearfield, Pittsburgh, Erie, Lehigh Valley) Lottery Headquarters, 1200 Fulling Mill Road, Suite 1, Middletown, PA 17057
Puerto Rico $800 or less, Lottery Retailer Prizes up to $25,000, can be claimed at the Treasury Department or Lottery Centers (Hato Rey, Ponce, Caguas, Mayagüez, Humacao and Arecibo) More than $25,000, Lottery headquarters, Angel Ramos Foundation Building Suite 110, 383 Ave. Roosevelt, Hato Rey
Rhode Island Lottery Retailer Lottery Headquarters, 1425 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, Rhode Island 02920 Lottery Headquarters in Cranston
South Carolina Up to $500, Lottery Retailer Columbia Claims Center, 1309 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201 Columbia Claims Center
South Dakota $100 or less, Lottery Retailer. $101 or more, Lottery Office Any of the Lottery Offices (Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Pierre) Lottery Headquarters, 711 E. Wells Ave, Pierre, SD 57501
Tennessee Lottery Retailer or Lottery District Office $600 to $199,999, any of the lottery district offices (Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis) $200,000 or more, Lottery Headquarters, One Century Place, 26 Century Blvd., Nashville, 37214
Texas Lottery Retailer, Claim Center (sixteen locations) or Lottery Commission in Austin $600 to $2.5 million, Claim Center or Lottery Commission in Austin Texas Lottery Commission, 611 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
U.S. Virgin Islands Office in Sunny Isle or Frederiksted on St. Croix, and at St. Thomas, 75 Corner, 5800 Krondprindsens Gade $1,200 or over, Lottery Office in St. Thomas or Sunny Isle Shopping Center Lottery Office or Frederiksted Ticket Sales Office Office in St. Thomas or Frederiksted
Vermont $500 or less, Lottery Headquarters in Berlin, Vermont or any authorized Lottery Agent in Vermont $500 to $5,000 can be claimed at People's United Bank with a Claim Form or Headquarters in Berlin, Vermont $5,000 or over, Lottery Headquarters, 1311 US Route 302, Berlin, VT
Virginia Lottery Retailer or Customer Service Center Customer Service Center (Richmond, Harrisonburg, Hampton, Farmville, Roanoke, Abingdon, Woodbridge) Lottery Headquarters, 600 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Washington State Lottery Office Lottery Office (Everett, Federal Way, Spokane Valley, Vancouver, Yakima) $100,000 or more, Lottery Headquarters, 814 4th Avenue East Olympia, WA 98506
Washington D.C. Lottery Agent or Prize Center $601 - $5,000 Prize Center Above $5,000, Office of Lottery and Charitable Games Prize Center, Lobby Level, 2235 Shannon Place, S.E. Washington, D. C. 20020
West Virginia Lottery Retailer Lottery Headquarters in Charleston, 900 Pennsylvania Ave, Charleston, WV 25302 or at the Regional Office in Weirton, 100 Municipal Plaza, Suite 500, Weirton, WV 26062 Lottery Headquarters in Charleston
Wisconsin Lottery Retailer or Lottery Office in Madison or Milwaukee $600 - $500,000, Madison Office, Department of Revenue, 2135 Rimrock Road Madison, WI 53713 or Milwaukee Lottery Office, State Office Building 819 N. 6th Street, 4th Floor Service Counter, Milwaukee, WI 53203 Prizes over 501,000, Madison Lottery Office
Wyoming Lottery Retailer or Office Lottery Headquarters, 1620 Central Avenue, Suite 100, Cheyenne, WY Headquarters in Cheyenne