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CLAIMING PRIZES

 

Congratulations, you won! First thing, sign your ticket to show that it's yours. 

Most Oregon Lottery prizes can be claimed within one year of the date the ticket was issued. Expiration dates for Scratch-it tickets vary. Players have one full year from when the Scratch-it game end date is set. You can find this date on each Scratch-it details page.

Where to claim prizes

You can either mail us the ticket or claim in person. Where you can claim your prize depends on how much you won and which game you were playing. The tables below show where you can claim your prize.

There are two Lottery offices where you can claim prizes, the main office in Salem and the Wilsonville Payment Center. Directions & Hours

Scratch-its and draw game prizes:

Prize amount
(single ticket)
Where to claim
Any Lottery Retailer
in Oregon
Wilsonville Payment Center Salem Main Office By mail
Up to $600 checkmark-sm checkmark-sm checkmark-sm  checkmark-sm
Under $50,000   checkmark-sm checkmark-sm  checkmark-sm
$50,000 or more     checkmark-sm  checkmark-sm

Video Lottery prizes:

Prize amount
(single ticket)
Where to claim
Lottery Retailer where won*
Wilsonville Payment Center Salem Main Office By mail
$1,250 and under checkmark-sm checkmark-sm checkmark-sm  checkmark-sm
Over $1,250   checkmark-sm checkmark-sm  checkmark-sm

*within 28 days of the date the ticket was issued.

Claiming prizes by mail

You can mail any winning Oregon Lottery ticket of any amount— just sign and fill out the information on the back of the ticket. If your prize is over $600, complete the Winner Claim Form and send it in with the original winning ticket.

Mail to:
Oregon Lottery
PO BOX 14515
Salem OR 97309

Please mail tickets to our Salem headquarters at the address above. We do not process mail-in claims at our Wilsonville office, so the claims will be delayed if mailed to Wilsonville. Winner Claim Forms may not be faxed or emailed to the Lottery.

Tax withholdings: 

The Oregon Lottery will withhold an 8% state tax on all prizes of $1,500 and more. This means that the Lottery will pay your prize minus the 8% state tax.

Q. Why is the Lottery doing this?
A. We're complying with a state law that went into effect Jan. 1, 2018.

Q. What about federal tax?
A. Non-Video Lottery prizes over $5,000 will have both the 8% state and 24% federal taxes withheld. Video Lottery prizes only have the 8% state tax withheld.

Q. Will the Lottery give me a W2G for my records?

A. Of course! You will receive it at the time of prize payment.

The Oregon Lottery attempts to ensure that the winning numbers for each drawing is posted correctly on this web site. However, posted numbers are unofficial. The only official source for verifying winning numbers on a player's ticket is through the Oregon Lottery's central computer system. To confirm that an Oregon Lottery ticket is a winner, please have the ticket validated through a lottery sales terminal at any retailer or at a Lottery office in Salem or Wilsonville (OAR 177-070-0035). Players have one year from the date of the drawing for which the ticket was purchased to claim any prizes from that drawing (OAR 177-070-0025).