Due to the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, Michigan lottery officials in line with the state government have taken some steps to try and limit interactions between players and lottery officials and increase social distancing. Any additional updates as the outbreak progresses will be listed here, so please check back regularly.
As of Tuesday March 24th 2020, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued a stay at home order for at least three weeks. Residents are allowed to access essential businesses, such as grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations for essential items.
Lottery draws will continue to take place in the state of Michigan, and tickets can still be bought at authorised retailers that stay open. Residents in Michigan can buy lottery tickets online, which means you don’t need to leave your home. Winnings will be paid automatically to you so you do not need to go out and claim your prizes.
Lottery regional claim offices in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Livonia, Saginaw and Sterling Heights have been closed and banks are no longer processing claims. Prizes up to $600 can still be claimed at authorised retailers which have remained open.
Prizes up to $50,000 can still be claimed via mail by following the steps below:
- Download the Claim form
- Sign the back of your winning ticket and make a copy of the ticket
- Make a copy of your social security card and government issued ID (driver’s license, passport or state ID)
- Send the claim form, original ticket (not the copy) and the copies of proof of identification to the headquarters in Lansing below:
Attn: Claim Center
101 E. Hillsdale
P.O. Box 30023
Lansing, MI 48909
Prizes over $50,000 still need to be claimed in person at the headquarters in Lansing but by appointment only. You can arrange an appointment by calling 517-373-1237.