Winning tickets do not have to be cashed at the same store, but they do have to be cashed in the jurisdiction of purchase.
Prizes over 0 can be claimed at some lottery offices, depending on the amount, and also at lottery headquarters.
If a jackpot winner dies before receiving all annual installments, the balance of the prize will be paid to the winner's estate.
Upon receipt of a court order, annual prize payments will continue to be paid to the winner's heirs.
To check your lottery's claim rules and whether you can claim your prize by mail, click here.
Check with your lottery to see if photos are required and what its rules are on prize claims.Lotteries do not send purported winners a "preliminary prize check" and ask them to advance back a service fee to claim a bigger prize.If you are asked to pay a fee to claim a prize, you are likely being scammed, and you should not share any personal contact or banking information with those entities.Lotteries may refuse to pay out prize money on Powerball tickets purchased on any website other than their own please contact the individual lottery with any further questions. Powerball tickets print the white ball numbers in numerical order of a given Play. Federal and jurisdictional income taxes may apply to any claimed prize money.