How do I claim my Florida Lottery ticket?

How do I redeem my Florida Lottery ticket?

To claim a prize via drop-off, simply place the winning ticket(s) along with a Winner Claim Form and the documentation listed under the “Required Documentation” section in an envelope and drop it off at Florida Lottery Headquarters or any district office.

Claim Options

  1. Claim In Person.
  2. Claim By Drop-Off.
  3. Claim By Mail.

Do you have to pay taxes on a 1000 dollar lottery ticket in Florida?

If a Florida Lottery prizewinner is a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires the Florida Lottery to withhold 24 percent federal withholding tax from prizes greater than $5,000.

Are FL lottery offices open?

Florida Lottery Headquarters is located in Tallahassee. Players can claim winning tickets at any one of our nine district offices around the state, open Monday through Friday for walk-in or drop-off claims.

How do you claim a winning lottery ticket?

Simply present your Winners Circle, Players Club, Tatts Card or Easiplay Club Card and your winning registered ticket in-store to claim your prize. If you forget to claim a prize (excluding high-value wins) we’ll automatically pay your prizes to you.

Where can I cash a Florida lottery check?

Prizes of $600 – $999,999 for games that do not offer an annual payment option can be claimed in-person or dropped off at any Lottery district office or can be mailed* to any Lottery district office. Prizes of $599 and below can be claimed at any authorized Florida Lottery retailer.

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How are taxes on prize winnings calculated?

As with lottery and game show winnings, you’ll see 24 percent taken off the top when you claim your prize. You’ll also receive Form W2-G for your gambling winnings and be required to pay the amount you owe in taxes based on your income bracket, minus the 24 percent you paid when you won.

How do I contact the Florida Lottery?

Many of your questions may be answered there. However, if you don’t find the answer you are seeking, please feel free to contact us by completing the form below, or by calling the Customer Service hotline at (850) 487-7787, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday – Friday.