Where to Claim Lottery Prizes in Georgia

Have you won a Georgia Lottery prize? Congratulations! Here's what you need to do to correctly claim your win.

First, sign and print your name on the back of your ticket and store it in a safe place until you're ready to claim.

It's also good practice to make a copy or take a photo of both sides of the ticket after you sign it.

Prizes of $600 and below

Prizes of $600 or under may be claimed at any of the state's over 8,700 official retailers, a Lottery office, or by mail.

If you purchased your ticket with cash at a retailer, you'll need the ticket, proof of current address, and your social security card to claim.

If you played online using the Georgia Lottery's website or app, your prize will be paid automatically to your online account.

Prizes over $600

Prizes of more than $600 must be claimed at Georgia Lottery Headquarters in Atlanta or any Lottery district office, or by mail. This is regardless of whether they were purchased at a retailer or online.

You must complete a Winner Claim Form and present two forms of valid ID when you claim, as well as the completed ticket. Identification must include photo ID with the winner's name and signature and a document showing the winner's Social Security Number. Preferred forms of ID are a valid driver's license and a Social Security card.

More payment information:

Claiming prizes by mail

For prizes of $600 and under, sign the back of your ticket, complete your address, and send to:

Georgia Lottery Corporation
P.O. Box 56966
Atlanta, GA 30343

For prizes above $600, you will also need to include the completed GA Winner Claim Form and copies of two forms of valid ID.

Make a copy of the front and back of your signed ticket and your Winner Claim Form before you send them - the Lottery is not responsible for anything lost in the mail.

Claims received by mail are usually processed in 2-3 weeks; very large jackpots may take 4-5 weeks to be paid.

Georgia Lottery District Offices

Lottery district offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm ET. Click the address to see a map of the location.

Georgia Lottery District Offices
Location Address Telephone Number
Atlanta HQ 250 Williams Street
Suite 3000
Atlanta, GA 30303
Augusta Village at Hereford
5155 Columbia Road
Suite 103
Grovetown, GA 30813
Columbus The Landings at Airport Thruway
2517 Airport Thruway
Columbus, GA 31904
Dalton Market Street Shops of Dalton
1001 Market Street
Suite 21
Dalton, GA 30720
Duluth 1680 Executive Drive South
Suite 800
Duluth, GA 30096
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport 6000 N Terminal Pkwy
College Park
Atlanta, GA 30320
Macon 1693 Bass Road
Suite 120
Macon, GA 31210
Savannah 101 Little Neck Road
Bldg 8, Suite E
Savannah, GA 31419
Tifton 2406 North Tift Avenue
Suite 101
Tifton, GA 31794
All GA Lottery offices are open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm ET, and are closed on public holidays.

Claiming a prize at GLC airport kiosks

Georgia Lottery Corporation (GLC) kiosks at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am to 10:30 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Players may claim prizes of up to $25,000 at the airport. However, if you played online using a Players Club Account and your prize is over $600, the prize cannot be claimed at the airport.

South and North Terminal claim hours:

Prize Claim Periods

Prizes expire, so don't wait too long to claim!

Draw game tickets are valid for 180 days after the draw date. Draw games include Mega Millions, Powerball, Cash Pop, Fantasy 5, Georgia Five, Cash 4, Cash 3, All or Nothing, 5 Card Cash, Keno, Print n Play and Jumbo Bucks Lotto.

Instant win tickets are valid for 90 days after the game ends. The Lottery recommends that players claim instant prizes soon after purchase.

Tax Withholdings

The Georgia Lottery reports the names of winners of prizes over $600 to federal and state tax authorities.

Prizes over $5,000 have federal income tax of 25 percent and state income tax of 5.75 percent withheld when the prize is claimed. The eventual taxes owed may be more or less than the withholding.

Some State Owed Debts above $100 will also be deducted from prizes.