How Do I Claim an Online Prize?

A walk-through of the process for claiming an online prize.

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For all online prizes of $600 and below, the prize won will automatically be deposited into the player’s wallet.

For all online prizes of greater than $600, 

  • instant game prizes - a prize notification will be presented at the time of the win. 

  • draw-based game prizes - a notification will be presented when a player logs in for the first time after the applicable drawing has occurred. If a ticket is for multiple draws and wins multiple prizes, a notification will be presented each time a player logs in after each “winning” drawing.

For both online instant and draw-based game prizes, players are given the opportunity to “Claim Prize” now or claim “Later”. The following are samples of the applicable notification that is described above:

     

Note: Later in this document, you will find the appropriate steps to complete after “Claim Prize” is selected. Look for the above notification below and follow the remaining steps.

The following sections outline the process after the “Later” button is selected.  

Mobile Phone

  1. Sign In from the menu. The menu is accessible by selecting the “≡” icon in the upper-left portion of your screen. Select “Sign In” from the Mobile menu and enter your Michigan Lottery account credentials.

  1. Using the menu icon “≡”, select “My Account”.

  1. Select “Tax Reported Prizes” from the History menu.

  1. From the drop-down menu, choose “All” and “Show”

  1. On the Tax Reported Prizes screen, a player will look for prizes in the status of “Not Started” and select “Submit Claim” next to each prize.  Each prize will need to be claimed individually.

  1. Once “Submit Claim” is selected, it will again provide the player with the prize value and allow them to “Claim Prize” or claim “Later”.  To continue to claim a prize, select “Claim Prize”.

  1. If not already on file, the system will request the player’s full social security number. The player must complete the requested information and read and check both boxes to acknowledge acceptance and then select “Submit” to continue the process.


  1. Once submitted, a player will receive the following confirmation and the net prize amount will be deposited into the player’s wallet.

  1. Winnings of $10 and greater are immediately available for withdrawal.  Please see How Do I Withdraw My Winnings FAQ to request a withdrawal of winnings.


Desktop Computer

  1. Sign In and select your name to open the account menu.


  1. Select “My Account” and then “Tax Reported Prizes” from the History menu

  1. From the drop-down menu, choose “All” and “Show”.

  1. On the Tax Reported Prizes screen, a player will look for prizes in the status of “Not Started” and select “Submit Claim” next to each prize.  Each prize will need to be claimed individually.

Once “Submit Claim” is selected, it will again provide the player with the prize value and allow them to “Claim Prize” or claim “Later”.  To continue to claim a prize, select “Claim Prize”.

  1. If not already on file, the system will request the player’s full social security number. The player must complete the requested information and read and check both boxes to acknowledge acceptance and then select “Submit” to continue the process.


  1. Once submitted, a player will receive the following confirmation and the net prize amount will be deposited into the player’s wallet.

  1. Winnings of $10 and greater are immediately available for withdrawal.  Please see How Do I Withdraw My Winnings FAQ to request a withdrawal of winnings.