|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 *