What You Should Know About Playing the Lottery

  • You must purchase a Lottery ticket in order to receive a prize.
  • The only legal Lottery ticket is one purchased at a licensed Lottery retail store location.
  • Keep your ticket in a cool, dry, safe place.
  • Check your ticket before leaving the retailer's premises, if possible, to be sure the ticket contains the information you asked for (i.e. drawing date, instant promotions, etc.)
  • There is no fee to redeem a winning ticket from Washington's Lottery or any legitimate Lottery.
  • All Mega Millions sales are final.
  • Washington's Lottery does not collect credit card or personal financial information during the sale or redemption process.
  • U.S. law prohibits the sale or purchase of foreign lottery tickets by phone or mail.
  • The use of Washington's Lottery's name or logo in association with any of the activities described is illegal, and should not be construed as an endorsement.

Sign Your Ticket

  • Sign the back of your ticket before presenting to the retailer.
  • Signing the ticket ensures the ticket can be claimed by only you and no one else.
  • Remember, in order to claim any Lottery prize, you must have your ticket.

Internet Gambling

Internet Gambling is Risky Business

Internet gambling has always been illegal in Washington State and in the United States.

There are many risks when gambling on the internet. Unlike other licensed and regulated gambling activites, internet gamblers have no idea who is operating the gambling site, if the games are honest, if winnings will be paid, or if the money wagered will be used for criminal purposes. Players have no recourse if they are not paid or cheated.

Players put themselves at risk of credit card fraud, identity theft, or other financial crimes by disclosing information that should be kept secure.

Please see the downloadable pdf for more information.

Internet Gambling PDF

Internet Gambling Poster