The Ohio Lottery is a state agency that raises money through ticket sales to support Governor Kasich’s initiative of strong schools, great quality of life and compassion for those in need. Responsibilities of this state-run lottery include managing games, assuring security of lottery funds, maintaining proper accounting procedures and creating public awareness of its presence – making the Ohio Lottery one of the nation’s premier lotteries!
The Lottery provides multiple avenues for winning, such as instant games, draw games and scratch-offs. As well as its traditional games such as Bingo or Keno, sports gaming and video poker are available through the Lottery. Prizes won are subject to taxes; winnings over $600 must be reported to the IRS using form W-2G from winners; the prize amount includes applicable state and federal withholding taxes taken off prior to being distributed as prizes.
Follow these steps to claim your instant game win of Ohio Lottery lottery: 1. Sign the front of the ticket. 2. Complete Items 1-12 of Claim Form. 3. Provide valid identification such as driver’s license or passport.
4. Validate your winning ticket at a Lottery retail location. 5. For prizes worth $600 or more, sign and print your name on the back of your ticket. For prizes exceeding $5,000, additionally sign and verify that either no support orders exist against you or that such orders have been met as stipulated by court orders.
6. Acquire and store the Pay to Bearer/File Claim Form receipt, keeping a copy for yourself. 7. If your numbers have come up winners, contact a Lottery regional office immediately in order to claim your prize.
8. Prizes valued at $10,000 or greater from all games (excluding Powerball ) are considered taxable and must be claimed within 180 days from the date of drawing.
9. Winners of an EZPLAY Game ticket must first validate it at a Lottery terminal and use it within 180 days from when it was purchased.
EZPLAY Games are instant play-style instant lottery games printed via the Ohio Lottery terminal, featuring tickets with numbers/symbols and dates/times printed on them for instant playing fun. Simply match up the numbers/symbols to see if you win! Players can purchase these tickets both through the Lottery terminal as well as from bars/taverns that meet Ohio Lottery requirements to sell these tickets.