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:
- Prizes of $601 to $249,999 claimed at a Lottery office are usually paid the same day
- Prizes up to $25,000 can also be claimed at the GLC Kiosks at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and are typically paid the same day
- However, if you played online with a Players Club Account and the prize is above $600, it cannot be claimed at the airport.
- Prizes of $250,000 to $499,999 must be claimed at a Lottery office by 4:00 pm for same-day payment. If you arrive after 4:00 pm, your prize will be paid the next business day
- Prizes of $500,000 and above are paid by electronic deposit into your bank account, usually within 5-10 business days of the claim date
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.
|Atlanta HQ||250 Williams Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
|Augusta||Village at Hereford
5155 Columbia Road
Grovetown, GA 30813
|Columbus||The Landings at Airport Thruway
2517 Airport Thruway
Columbus, GA 31904
|Dalton||Market Street Shops of Dalton
1001 Market Street
Dalton, GA 30720
|Duluth||1680 Executive Drive South
Duluth, GA 30096
|Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport||6000 N Terminal Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30320
|Macon||1693 Bass Road
Macon, GA 31210
|Savannah||101 Little Neck Road
Bldg 8, Suite E
Savannah, GA 31419
|Tifton||2406 North Tift Avenue
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:
- Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
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.
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.