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quick question about Mega Millions

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Posted: September 3, 2006, 12:21 pm - IP Logged

I was just wondering how long it would take to receive the winnings from a 2nd place Mega Millions drawing, and how they'd give it to you- by mail or pickup?  I haven't won it (yet), but it's fun to dream.

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    Posted: September 3, 2006, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

    <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

    Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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      Posted: September 3, 2006, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

      It's also a good idea to make a better descriptive Subject, since "quick question" does not really say anything about your topic, and Mega Millions players won't know to look in there.  Maybe "Question about Mega Millions prize payouts" would be better.

       

      Check the State Lottery Report Card
      What grade did your lottery earn?

       

      Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
      Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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        Posted: September 3, 2006, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

        I was just wondering how long it would take to receive the winnings from a 2nd place Mega Millions drawing, and how they'd give it to you- by mail or pickup?  I haven't won it (yet), but it's fun to dream.

        If you win any prize in a lottery you will need to file a claim to get it.  In most states if you win less than $600, you can file a claim at any retailer that sells lottery tickets with a terminal by simply presenting your ticket for verification.  If your winning is $600 or more but less than $5,000 you will receive a voucher to pick up your money at a bank.  If your winnings is $5,000 or more you will have to file a claim at a lottery office and they will give you that information at that time because some states require a check to see if you owe taxes or child support before sending you your money.

        This information is posted on your state lottery website.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: September 4, 2006, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

          islantrain, welcome to LP. I think it takes about two weeks or so as my guess.