Claiming Nebraska Lottery prizes is easy.
Nebraska Lottery tickets are bearer instruments, so the first thing to do (especially if you have a large winner) is sign and complete the back of the ticket to establish ownership.
Prizes for Lotto games can be claimed up to 180 days after the draw date. Lotto tickets cannot be cashed until 5 a.m. CT the day after the drawing. Scratch games can be claimed up to 180 days after the game closing date.
There is never a fee to claim Nebraska Lottery prizes. Prizes up to $500 can be claimed at any Nebraska Lottery retailer. Some retailers reserve the right to pay prizes only up to a certain level due to security concerns.
Tickets with total prize amounts of $501 to $19,999 must be claimed by mail or at a Regional Lottery Claim Center. Be prepared to show a Driver's License or another form of photo ID when claiming. Free ticket prizes may be paid by free quick pick ticket, coupon, or warrant for the cash amount per Lottery regulations.
Grand Island, Nebraska State Fair Office, 501 E. Fonner Park Rd, Suite 200,
308-382-1620 then press 0
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Note: Due to the regular operations of the Nebraska State Fair, there will be occasions when the State Fair office is closed or unable to process lottery claims. We make every attempt to provide this information here, but suggest you contact the State Fair in advance to verify the schedule before claiming.
Norfolk, 304 North 5th, Suite D,
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - Noon
North Platte, Craft State Office Building, 200 South Silber,
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - Noon
Omaha, 1313 Farnam, Nebraska State Office Building,
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Scottsbluff, 505A Broadway, Suite 800,
Call 800-587-5200 to schedule an appointment.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - Noon (MT) by appointment only
Prizes of $20,000 or more must be claimed in person at:
Nebraska Lottery, Lincoln
137 NW 17th Street
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Prizes of $100,000 or more can be deposited into a bank account via electronic funds transfer (EFT). Click here for additional information.
To claim prizes by mail, send the signed ticket, a completed claim form, and a copy of your Driver's License or another form of photo ID to:
Nebraska Lottery Prize Claim
P.O. Box 95145
Lincoln, NE 68509-5145
Please consider sending your claim via certified mail to verify delivery.
Click here for a printable claim form (PDF format).
Claim forms are also available at Nebraska Lottery retailers.
By law, the Nebraska Lottery automatically checks for back taxes and child support on prizes of more than $500.
Prizes above $5,000 have state and federal taxes automatically withheld, at 5 and 24 percent, respectively.