|Posted: September 8, 2015, 6:58 am - IP Logged|
Typically you can mail it to the State Lotto Office (call first) and they will validate it and send you a check. You'll have to send a winner's claim form. Make sure the retailer who sold you the ticket activated the book. I've bought the first or second ticket in a book and won. When I tried to cash it in, the book was not activated yet and I couldnt cash the ticket until the retailer realized they forgot to activate the book (which seems to happen often).
I've had that happen - GATORSROK is correct - when I mailed my ticket, not knowing back then that a knowledgeable clerk can call lottery headquarters and get it validated by phone, I had to wait about 3 - 4 weeks to get my money.
The normal response from a clerk is "you have to bring the ticket (s) back to where you bought it" In my case I bought several tickets from several stores - it would be a real task and time consuming to find the store that didn't validate the ticket.
Whenever I buy a ticket now I ask if it was validated.
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