Verify Payment Methods to Collect Winnings

Provides steps to follow to verify ownership of each type of payment method.

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To make the deposit and withdrawal processes go smoothly, we suggest that you provide any required documentation needed to verify ownership of your payment methods ahead of time. This ensures our system and accounting team can confirm deposits are valid and winnings are issued to the correct person. 

 

Outlined below is each type of payment method available in the Michigan Lottery system and the documentation that needs to be submitted to verify ownership of the payment method.

 

If you already have documentation that is ready to submit, please visit How to Use Secure Document Upload.

 

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ACH - Bank Transfer  - Bank Information

 

To verify ownership of a bank account, please provide the following: 

 

  • A color copy of your government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, state-issued ID, passport, etc.), and one of the following:
    • A letter from your financial institution, which includes the account holder’s full name, current address, account number, and the financial institution’s routing number.  This letter must be on financial institution’s letterhead, or 
    • A voided check, which includes the account holder’s name, account number, and the financial institution’s routing number.


Deposit slips and/or deposit tickets are not accepted for account verification. Prepaid accounts such as NetSpend, GreenDot, etc. are not acceptable payment methods.

 

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Credit or Debit Cards

 

If you are the owner of the credit or debit card and you need to verify ownership, please provide the following: 


  • A color copy of your government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, state-issued ID, passport, etc.).
  • A copy of the credit or debit card.
    • The Cardholder’s name, expiration date, and the last 4 digits of the card number must be clearly visible. You may hide any other details. 

 

If the credit/debit card has a name other than your own and you need to verify ownership, please provide the following:


  • A color copy of your government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, state-issued ID, passport, etc.).
  • A copy of the credit or debit card.
    • The Cardholder’s name, expiration date and the last 4 digits of the card number must be clearly visible. You may hide any other details.
      • A color copy of the Cardholder’s government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, state-issued ID, passport, etc.).
      • A letter of consent from the Cardholder authorizing your use of this credit card.
        • View printable Letter of Consent.
        • Please print the ‘Letter of Consent’ form, complete the required information and ensure the letter includes the original signature of both parties.


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PayPal Account

 

To verify ownership of a PayPal account, please provide the following: 


  • A color copy of your government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, state-issued ID, passport, etc.).


For a PayPal account to be available for withdrawing winnings, PayPal requires that you have previously made a deposit into your Michigan Lottery account using the same account.

 

Additionally, your PayPal account must be linked to your bank account to use it for Michigan Lottery account activities.

 

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Withdraw to Visa Debit

To verify ownership of a Visa Debit account, please provide the following: 

 

If you are the owner of the debit card and you need to verify ownership, please provide the following: 


  • A color copy of your government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, state-issued ID, passport, etc.).

 

If the debit card has a name other than your own and you need to verify ownership, please provide the following:


  • A color copy of your government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, state-issued ID, passport, etc.).
  • A copy of the debit card.
    • The Cardholder’s name, expiration date and the last 4 digits of the card number must be clearly visible. You may hide any other details.
      • A color copy of the Cardholder’s government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, state-issued ID, passport, etc.).
      • A letter of consent from the Cardholder authorizing your use of this credit card.
        • View printable Letter of Consent.
        • Please print the ‘Letter of Consent’ form, complete the required information and ensure the letter includes the original signature of both parties.

 

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Withdraw at Retail

 

To verify ownership of the Michigan Lottery account, please provide the following: 

 

  • A color copy of your government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, state-issued ID, passport, etc.).

 

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If you are ready to upload documentation to verify ownership of a payment method, please see How to Use Secure Document Upload.

If you still have questions, please contact our 24/7 Customer Support Team by submitting this form or calling 1-844-887-6836.