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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

I received an Email/Message that I've won a lottery!

You can confirm that its 100% Fraud Email. None of the US Lottery organization communicate the winnings thorugh email or messages. Its always Player's responsibility to check the winning numbers on the trusted sites and claim the prizes. Never ever reply or extend communication on these fraud emails.s

What happens if I lose my Lottery ticket?

Always keep your tickets safe. Sign the back of the ticket and fill out your address so that no one else can claim it. No one can claim prizes unless the winning ticket is presented.

What is a Quick Pick?

QuickPick is computer generated random lottery numbers to play. Most states offer quick picks at their lottery terminals.

What states offer the possibility to buy lottery tickets online?

The states that offer the advantage to play lottery games online are Michigan, Georgia, New Hampshire, Illinois, North Carolina, Kentucky, and North Dakota. New York and Virginia also allow buying subscriptions online for certain lottery games.

Do the rules change when I play the lottery online?

No, the rules remain the same. When an individual purchases lottery online, the person would have the same rules and prizes available as the person who played at a lottery retailer shop.

Why should I play the lottery online?

A major advantage of playing lottery online is that you will never lose a ticket, forget to buy your numbers or miss out on claiming a prize again. Another reason why you should play online is that you can purchase your numbers for many draws in advance.

Can someone buy lottery tickets through phone or mail?

It is not possible to buy lottery tickets via phone or mail. The only acceptable way to buy lottery tickets without actually having to leave your house is by playing online. Nonetheless, it is necessary to expound that some states actually allow the possibility of subscribing to particular games via mail.

How old does a player have to be to play the lottery?

The lottery rule in majority of states mandates that an individual is at least 18 years old or above to qualify to play the lottery. However, there are some exceptions. In Nebraska, the minimum age to play is 19. In Iowa, Louisiana and Arizona, the participants have to be a minimum of 21 years old to participate.

Can an individual still participate in other drawings if he already won?

Regardless of the number of prizes that an individual has won before, the person is still allowed to play as many times as desired.

The lottery game is active in how many states?

Currently, there are 47 U.S. states with an official state lottery. The U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia are also inclusive.

Is it possible for lottery draws to be rigged?

The states that offer the advantage to play lottery games online are Michigan, Georgia, New Hampshire, Illinois, North Carolina, Kentucky, and North Dakota. New York and Virginia also allow buying subscriptions online for certain lottery games.

What states offer the possibility to buy lottery tickets online?

This is technically not possible. This is because high-tech computerized lottery draw machines that use certified and tested Random Number Generators are used to make sure that lottery draws are totally randomized and impossible to predict.

Is it possible to play as part of a group or a syndicate?

The states that offer the advantage to play lottery games online are Michigan, Georgia, New Hampshire, Illinois, North Carolina, Kentucky, and North Dakota. New York and Virginia also allow buying subscriptions online for certain lottery games.

Is it possible to buy lottery tickets for multiple draws in advance?

Yes, it is possible. But the number of advanced draws that you can participate in depends on the game and the state where you're playing from.

Is there any limit on how many tickets I am allowed to purchase?

No, a player can purchase as many tickets as possible for a certain draw.

Can tickets be cancelled?

Usually, the moment you buy a ticket and it has been printed out, it can no longer be cancelled.

Is it possible for specific numbers to be sold out?

Sometimes, lotteries that offer games where there is a fixed prize that can be won by multiple participants, like daily games, may limit the amount of times a particular combination can be bought.

How do I know that I have a winning lottery ticket?

To know that you have a winning lottery ticket, find the game and the draw. Check how many of those numbers correspond with the ones on your ticket.

How can a winner claim the lottery prize?

This process of claiming a won prize varies according to the game and the state where the ticket was purchased. Check the lottery game's website for details on how you can claim prizes for the state where the winning ticket was sold.

How long does a winner have to claim the lottery prize?

Typically, the time duration allocated for claiming prizes depends on the particular state and game. If the ticket was purchased online, you would get an automatic notification of any prizes as well as the information on how to claim them.

How soon after the draw takes place can a winner claim the prize of a winning ticket?

As soon as the draw ends and the results are confirmed and announced, a winner can claim his prize. Depending on the game, this process may take up to a few hours.

How can I make sure that my ticket can only be claimed by me?

Make sure your winning ticket is securely kept, and inform as few people as possible. Also, it is recommended that you sign your ticket as this will further indicate ownership of the ticket.

Is it possible for a winner to anonymously receive his winnings?

This is possible but only in the following states: South Carolina, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, and Delaware. There are also certain conditions that serve as exceptions where a winner can choose to remain anonymous.

Is it possible for more than one person to share a jackpot prize?

Yes, this is possible in the case of multiple people having the winning numbers. The jackpot will be shared among them.

What happens when someone loses a winning ticket?

Usually, when you lose a winning ticket or it becomes badly damaged beyond recognition, it becomes invalid. You would not be allowed to claim any prize if you lose your winning ticket.

Are Lottery prizes subject to taxation?

Yes. lottery winnings have to be taxed. Federal income taxes are deducted and state taxes may be deducted too depending on the state where the ticket was bought.

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