How Long Do You Have To Claim Mega Millions Prizes?

How Long Do You Have To Claim Mega Millions Prizes?

Mega Millions prizes must be claimed in the state where the ticket was purchased, and the claim period varies from location to location. As Georgia Lottery officials hunt for the winner of a prize worth $1 million before it expires, find out how long you have to come forward and claim your money across America.

Claim Period of 90 Days - New Mexico

Claim Period of 180 Days - Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington State, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Claim Period of 182 Days - Maryland

Claim Period of Six Months - U.S. Virgin Islands

Claim Period of One Year - Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont

California - Jackpot winners in California have one year to come forward and claim their money. All other prizes must be claimed within six months.

Where To Claim

Visit the Where To Claim Your Prize page to find out how you can collect your winnings in the jurisdiction where you bought your ticket, depending on the amount.

Unclaimed Prizes

You will miss out on your Mega Millions prize if you do not make contact with lottery officials within the specified time limit, and millions of dollars go unclaimed throughout the country every year. 

One prize which is set to expire on Sunday February 4th is a $1 million award dating back to Tuesday August 8th. The Georgia Lottery Corporation has announced that the winning ticket was purchased in West Point, at Summit Food Store, located at 1900 Highway 18.

If you want to give yourself a chance of claiming a prize, you can pick up a ticket for the next Mega Millions drawing tonight, when the jackpot will stand at a phenomenal $89 million. Good luck!


Page Last Updated: 30/01/2018 10:41:57