HOW TO CLAIM PRIZES

Learn How Prizes Are Paid for WonCard Purchases

Prizes Up to $600
Cash prizes worth up to $600 may be claimed at any Michigan Lottery retailer. There are nearly 11,000 licensed Lottery retailers throughout the state, in every county. If you're having difficulty locating a retailer near you, please call the Public Relations office at (517) 373-1237.

Please bear in mind that while most Lottery retailers will gladly redeem winning tickets for their customers, they are under no legal obligation to do so. Some stores have strict policies regarding the amount of cash available to the employees, so there is a possibility a store may be unable to redeem your prize-winning ticket. Most customers simply visit their favorite stores and redeem tickets there.

Prizes Up to $50,000
Cash prizes up to $50,000 may be claimed at any Lottery regional office. There are offices in Detroit, Lansing, Saginaw, Grand Rapids, and Sterling Heights. All regional offices will accept claims between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

In addition, the Lottery has partnered with a number of banks in the northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula in order to serve players in that part of the state. Please call the Public Relations office at (517) 373-1237 so we can put you in touch with the location nearest you.

To ensure a claim is filed with efficiency, winners must present the winning tickets and all necessary identification, including a driver's license and Social Security card in order to claim their prize.

Lansing
101 E. Hillsdale Street
P.O. Box 30023
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-335-5756
Fax: 517-335-5644
Office Hours: Monday - Friday
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM Eastern Time

Livonia
33231 Plymouth Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150
Phone: 734-266-3769
Fax: 734-266-3778
Office Hours: Monday - Friday
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM Eastern Time

Sterling Heights
34700 Dequindre Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48310
Phone: 586-939-2300
Fax: 586-939-4108
Office Hours: Monday - Friday
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM Eastern Time

Detroit
Cadillac Place
3060 W. Grand Boulevard
Suite L-600
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-456-4040
Fax: 313-456-4045
Office Hours: Monday - Friday
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM Eastern Time

Grand Rapids
3391-B Plainfield Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Phone: 616-364-3372
Fax: 616-364-5421
Office Hours: Monday - Friday
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM Eastern Time

Saginaw
Jerome T. Hart State Office Building
411 E. Genesee Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48607
Phone: 989-758-1670
Fax: 989-758-1881
Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00* PM Eastern Time
*Doors are locked at 4:50

Prizes Over $50,000
Due to strict security and validation procedures, Michigan Lottery winners of prizes greater than $50,000 are required to claim their prize at Lottery headquarters, at 101 E. Hillsdale in Lansing. We are just one block north of I-496 in downtown Lansing.

Winners should call Public Relations at (517) 373-1237 so that we can pre-validate your ticket and schedule an appointment for you. We do accept walk-in winners for high-tier prizes, but the unannounced visit may result in a lengthier processing time.

Winners will be required to provide a valid picture identification, such as a driver's license, and Social Security card in order to claim their prize.

Requesting Information Via Mail
In some cases, Michigan Lottery prizes can be claimed by mail. To claim a prize by mail you will need to complete a Ticket Receipt Form for individual or entity winnings or a Substitute 5754 form for club winnings. If you do not have access to a printer, you will need to send a written request for payment including your name and address. For all claims please include the signed ticket along with a copy of your Social Security card and a valid picture identification, such as a driver's license or State of Michigan identification card to the following address:

Michigan Lottery
Fund Accounting
101 E. Hillsdale
P.O. Box 30023
Lansing, MI 48909

Tax Information on Michigan Lottery Prizes
Michigan Lottery prizes are subject to federal, state and local income taxes. You may be required to make estimated tax payments by filing a form 1040ES with the Internal Revenue Service. If you have questions regarding income tax, please contact the Internal Revenue Service at (800) 829-1040, the Michigan Department of Treasury at (517) 636-4486, or your local taxing authority.

The Michigan Lottery provides winning Lottery clubs with a blank Substitute 5754 form. Lottery clubs must submit a completed Substitute 5754 form at time of prize payment.

Substitute 5754 form (BSL-A-2164)

Instructions for Substitute 5754 form (BSL-A-2164-Instructions)

Instructions on how to form a lottery club

All winners claiming individual prizes of more than $600 will receive a W-2G form at time of prize payment for the purposes of completing their yearly tax return.

Following are some additional facts on Lottery withholding guidelines:

Prizes up to $600: The Lottery does not withhold any taxes.

Prizes from $601 to $5,000: The Lottery does not withhold any taxes but is required to report the winnings to the IRS and Michigan Department of Treasury. The winner will then be required to report the income in the tax year it is claimed.

Prizes over $5,000: For any Michigan Lottery prize over $5,000, the Lottery is generally required to withhold an estimated 25 percent in federal tax and 4.25 percent in state tax. These withholdings do not necessarily satisfy a winner's tax liability; they are simply estimates. We recommend that all winners contact the IRS, Michigan Department of Treasury and trusted tax professionals to determine whether additional tax payments will be required.

Non-Michigan U.S. residents: All prizes over $5,000 are subject to 25 percent federal tax and 4.25 percent state tax withholding regardless of the state of residence. Questions regarding this state tax withholding should be directed to the Michigan Department of Treasury, taxpayer assistance division.

Non-U.S. residents: Players who win a Michigan Lottery prize greater than $600 and do not live in the United States are subject to a 30 percent federal tax withholding rate as well as the 4.25 percent state withholding rate.