If you win a Michigan Lottery prize, you have one year from the date of the drawing to claim your money. The method for claiming your prize depends on how much you won, and whether you played online or through a retailer.
If you played online, any prize of up to $600 will be paid automatically into your online account. You can withdraw winnings at any time or decide to purchase more tickets. The minimum withdrawal amount is $10.
If you win a prize between $600 and $50,000, you must complete an online claim. Just go to your account, select вЂTax Reported PrizesвЂ™ and follow the step-by-step process. You should have copies of your Social Security card and valid government-issued photo identification (state ID or driverвЂ™s license) ready to submit. The prize will be paid into your online account once the claim has been approved.
Prizes over $50,000 need to be claimed in person at the Michigan Lottery’s central office in Lansing. You will first need to complete an online claim by logging on to your account and selecting вЂTax Reported WinningsвЂ™. You are then advised to call the Michigan Lottery on 517-373-1237 to arrange an appointment. Winners must present their Social Security card and valid government-issued photo ID (state ID or driverвЂ™s license) to receive their prize.
If you bought your ticket in a store, prizes up to $600 can be claimed from Michigan Lottery retailers, just by presenting your winning ticket and having it validated. However, retailers are not required by state law or Lottery rules and regulations to offer prize redemptions. Some stores also have strict limits on how much cash can be kept on site, so it may not be possible to receive your prize until a later date.
If you win a prize of up to $50,000, you can claim your money from any of the Michigan LotteryвЂ™s Claim Centers listed below. Opening hours are 8:00AM to 4:30PM from Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).
Lansing Claim Center
101 E. Hillsdale Street
P.O. Box 30023
Lansing, MI 48909
Livonia Claim Center
33231 Plymouth Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150
Sterling Heights Claim Center
34700 Dequindre Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48310
Detroit Claim Center
3060 W. Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48202
Grand Rapids Claim Center
3391-B Plainfield Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Saginaw Claim Center
Jerome T. Hart State Office Building
411 E. Genesee Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48607
You will have to provide the original winning ticket, valid government-issued photo ID (state ID or driverвЂ™s license), Social Security card and bank account details. Players must bring with them the original winning ticket, plus valid photo identification and Social Security card.
Alternatively, prizes up to $50,000 can be claimed from certain partner bank claim centers across Michigan:
Delta CP Branch #381
305 Ludington St
Escanaba, MI 49829
Grayling- Branch #350
2384C S I-75 Business Loop
Grayling, MI 49738
Marquette- Branch #387
2025 US 41 W
Marquette, MI 49855
Sault. Ste. Marie
Sault Ste Marie- Branch #374
2700 Davitt St
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783
Houghton- Branch #382
902 Razorback Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931
Prizes of greater than $50,000 must be claimed at the Michigan Lottery’s central office in Lansing. You should call the Michigan Lottery on 517-373-1237 to arrange an appointment, and must then present your winning ticket, Social Security card and valid government-issued photo identification (state ID or driverвЂ™s license) to receive your prize.
An annuity is a fixed sum of money paid out to winners in regular instalments for a long period of time. A number of Michigan Lottery games have a top prize where players can decide whether to receive an annuity payment or a reduced cash option.
The cash option represents the current cash value of a jackpot, while the annuity is how much it would be worth over time with all the interest it would accrue. For example, winners of the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots can choose whether to receive 30 annual instalments over 29 years or a one-off lump sum.
In Lucky for Life, players who win either of the top two prizes have 60 days from the date they make their claim to request the alternative cash option, otherwise they will continue to be paid the advertised daily/yearly payments.
Taxes on Winnings
Michigan Lottery prizes are subject to federal and state income tax laws, depending on the value of your win. There is no withholding on prizes under $5,000, but anyone who wins at least $600 will be required to report the income in the tax year it is claimed. For prizes over $5,000, winnings are subject to a 4.25 percent withholding at state level and an estimated 24 percent in federal tax.
Michigan Lottery prizes are valid for one year after the winning drawing. Find out how to claim your prize from a lottery retailer or a regional MI Claim Center.
Michigan Lottery claims offices reopen Monday by appointment only
(Courtesy Michigan Lottery)
LANSING, MI — Lucky lottery players who’ve won huge prizes will finally be able to claim those tickets starting Monday, June 15. Claim centers across the state have reopened after being closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Offices in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Livonia, Saginaw, and Sterling Heights are now open via appointment only. To schedule an appointment, players should call 1-844-917-6325 and pick which office they would like to visit.
The reopening comes at a time where an estimated $20 million in jackpot prizes need to be paid out by the state. When offices closed, players were initially assured they would be able to schedule appointments to claim jackpot prizes, but the Lottery was not allowed to reopen their offices until now. The state has processed drop-off claims for prizes of $50,000 or less, but prizes larger than that have not been paid out.
Players who visit a claim center to redeem their prize take the following precautions:
- Players should wait in their vehicle until their appointment time and avoid forming lines or congregating in groups.
- Players must bring and wear a face covering unless a medical condition requires use of an alternate form of protection.
- No guests will be allowed to accompany the player inside the office unless necessary to assist players as an accommodation for a disability or as an interpreter.
- During the appointment, players must observe social distancing, follow directional signs and floor markings, and stand behind plexiglass shields on Claim Center counters.
- A maximum of 10 prize claims will be processed per appointment.
- Players who are sick or do not feel well should not schedule an appointment or visit a Claim Center.
“Lottery staff will follow health and safety protocols during appointments, which include wearing masks, observing social distancing, use of plexiglass partitions on counters, and frequently disinfecting shared or common surfaces,” reads a press release from the state. “Each Claim Center will have a greeter to let players with appointments in at scheduled appointment times.”
On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, appointments from 7:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. will be reserved to assist vulnerable populations, including people who are over 60, pregnant or have chronic health conditions, according to the state.
Anyone who visits a claim center to redeem a prize must provide their government issued photo ID and Social Security card. The name on the ID and Social Security cards must match in order for the claim to be processed.
Prizes of more than $601 to $50,000 can be claimed via a drop-off form. Players who wish to drop off their claims at an office should following these procedures:
- Complete a Ticket Receipt Form in advance of visiting the Claim Center.
- If a player has not completed a Ticket Receipt Form in advance, one will be provided, and players are asked to complete the form in their vehicles.
- Provide copies of government issued photo ID and Social Security card. If a player does not have copies available, Lottery will make copies onsite.
- Players should remain in their vehicle as much as possible and avoid forming lines or congregating in groups.
- Follow all posted signage and Lottery staff instructions.
Drop-off claims will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Once a claim is processed and determined to be valid, players will be mailed a check. Claim forms and further information about the drop-off process is available at the state’s lottery website.
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Michigan Lottery claims offices reopen Monday by appointment only (Courtesy Michigan Lottery) LANSING, MI — Lucky lottery players who’ve won huge prizes will finally be able to claim those