How to Claim Your Prize
Claiming Prizes of $600 or More
If you possess a winning ticket for a prize of $600 or more OR multiple tickets with prizes that add up to $600 or more, regardless of the game, you may claim it at the New Hampshire Lottery® Headquarters
or you may claim it by mail as detailed below.
Claim at Lottery Headquarters
Positive photo identification and proof of Social Security Number must accompany claims.
Acceptable forms of photo identification include:
Current valid Driver’s license
Valid non-driver identification issued by State
Acceptable forms of proof of Social Security Number include:
Original signed Social Security card issued by the Social Security Administration
Health Insurance card with social security number listed
Military ID with social security number listed
Valid driver's license on which the Social Security Number is listed
An original paycheck stub, issued within the past 30 days, on which the complete Social Security Number is printed
Claim By Mail
You must include the following items in your letter addressed to Attn: Claims, New Hampshire Lottery, 14 Integra Drive, Concord, NH 03301.
Complete the back of the ticket with your name, address and telephone number and sign the ticket.
Download, completely fill out and sign the prize claim form below and include a copy of photo proof of identification and a copy of an acceptable form of proof of Social Security Number (see above for acceptable forms).
We do recommend that you mail your ticket via "Certified Mail," which provides proof your ticket was mailed and proof your ticket was received.
The lottery is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, misaddressed, incomplete, illegible tickets or mail postage.
(Prize Claim Form ) and print. You must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to open and print these forms.
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Upon receipt of your paperwork and your ticket, your ticket will be validated and a check in the proper amount will be issued. Processing time is approximately one week from the time your ticket is received.
The Lottery Commission is required to report any winnings over $599 to the Internal Revenue Service using a W2-G document; this will be sent to you at the end of the year. There is a federal tax withholding of 24% for any winnings over $5,000. The top federal graduated tax rate is 37%. Lottery winners may be at a tax rate other than the 24% withholding rate. Non-residents of the United States will have a 30% tax withholding for any winnings over $599. You may wish to seek legal or financial advice, for we do not offer such services.
Claiming Prizes of $599 or Less
If you possess a winning ticket for a prize of $599 or less, you may claim it at any participating New Hampshire Lottery®
retailer or by mail. Our retailers may, and are encouraged to, pay prizes up to and including $599.
New Hampshire state law requires the winner's name, town and amount won be available for public information. This is in accordance with RSA 91-A. A winner's street address and phone number are not considered public information. See Chapter Sw 600
rules for Prize Claims and Chapter Sw 500
rules for Prize Assignments for applicable rules and regulations.