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Ninety-five cents of every dollar you spend on Lottery games goes back to the community through contributions to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail compensation. See how Lottery funds are making a difference on the Who Benefits page.
Collect your prize of up to $599 at any participating Lottery retail location.
Collect your prize over $599 at any Lottery District Office or by mail. Bring your winning ticket and a completed Winner Claim Form to a District Office. Pick up the Winner Claim Form at any Lottery retail location or District Office, or download the form (PDF).
For 2nd Chance prizes, there’s a different Winner Claim Form, which you can download the 2nd Chance Claim form (PDF).
If you have a Claim Authorization Receipt from a retailer, submit that, too. We recommend sending the claim form ticket and Claim Authorization Receipt (if you have it) by certified mail, and save a copy of every item you submit.
If mailing, send Winner Claim Forms to California State Lottery, 730 North 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811. For your 2nd Chance prize, mail your 2nd Chance Winner Claim Form to California State Lottery, Attn: 2nd Chance Promotion, 700 North 10th Street MS: 2–2, Sacramento, CA 95811.
After your Winner Claim Form is processed at Lottery Headquarters in Sacramento, you’ll receive a check in the mail in about 6 to 8 weeks.
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