Consumer Protection

Important Information for Our Players

Washington’s Lottery is committed to the responsible sale and play of its games. And as a significant contributor to important state initiatives such as education construction and stadium debt reduction, the Lottery believes in its motto – whose world could you change?

Unfortunately, as technology, and the Internet in particular, has advanced, so has the complexity of Lottery scams and fraud. Washington’s Lottery is frequently alerted to fraudulent Web sites, emails and other tools used to rob consumers of their money and peace of mind. Many of these scams are clever and well-executed, but they do not represent Washington’s Lottery or licensed Lottery retailers.

Washington’s Lottery is not affiliated with any Web site or online retailer proposing the sale or purchase of lottery tickets on customers’ behalf. Washington’s Lottery products are available ONLY from Lottery locations or licensed lottery retailers. Therefore, Washington’s Lottery cautions players against attempting to purchase tickets through other venues.

For more information on purchasing tickets, playing our games, and winner safety, please browse this section and other areas of walottery.com.