Claiming Prizes

Claiming Prizes

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, and for Scratch games 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.

Prizes of $501 to $19,999 must be claimed by mail or at a Regional Lottery Claim Center:

Grand Island Claim Center Map

Map of Grand Island Claim Center: click to enlarge.

Grand Island, Nebraska State Fair Office, 501 E. Fonner Park Rd, Suite 200,
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - noon, 1 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.

The Nebraska State Fair office will not be processing claims on the following dates:

Friday, August 23 - Monday, September 2

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,
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - Noon

The Nebraska Department of Revenue offices in Norfolk, North Platte, and Scottsbluff are open from 8:00 a.m. to Noon, Monday through Friday. Nebraska Lottery prizes may be claimed at the Regional Lottery Claim Centers in these locations during these hours, or by appointment after these hours. To make an appointment, call the Nebraska Department of Revenue at (800) 742-7474 (toll free in NE and IA), or (402) 471-5729.

Prizes of $20,000 or more must be claimed in person at:

Nebraska Lottery, Lincoln
137 NW 17th Street
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

To claim prizes by mail, send a completed claim form 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.

Click here for a list of Nebraska Lottery retailers in your area.

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.