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How do I claim a Lottery prize?

Prizes up to and including $600 may be claimed at any licensed New York Lottery retail location statewide. Retailers are authorized to pay prizes on winning draw game tickets, including Take Five free play tickets, within 45 days after the drawing. Winning draw game tickets presented after 45 days may be cashed at one of the Lottery's 15 Regional Customer Service Centers statewide. Prizes on all draw tickets expire after one year from the date of the drawing. Prizes of $601 or more must be claimed at one of the Lottery's 15 Regional Customer Service Centers statewide (click here for a complete list). Regional Customer Service Centers are authorized to pay all prizes up to and including $500,000. Prizes over $500,000, including jackpot prizes, must be claimed at a one of the Lottery's Customer Service Centers but will be sent to the Prize Payment Unit in Schenectady for payment. Winning tickets for all amounts may also be mailed to New York Lottery, PO Box 7533, Schenectady, NY, 12301-7533. Be sure to sign the back of your winning ticket. Click here to visit the "Claim Your Prize" section.