|Posted: January 6, 2014, 10:37 pm - IP Logged|
In california, you have 60 days from the time its VALIDATED to chose your payout option. You have up to a year to claim it for MEGA MILLION JACKPOT claims. Two separate steps. One is Validating , the other is the claim choice for payment.
So if you won the drawing on Jan 1, and go down to the lottery headquarters in May, Thats your validation day (May), then you have 60 days from May to make a choice on payment type (cash or annuity). Clock starts ticking from draw date for 365 days to make a claim.
Most folks usually make their choice known when they file claim, yet its not mandated according to what is being sited on the California website.
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