How to Claim Lotto 47 Prizes

You can claim Lotto 47 prizes by visiting a Michigan Lottery retailer, going to a claim center or mailing in or dropping off your winning tickets. The exact process depends on how much you have won. Learn more about how to claim Lotto 47 prizes below.

How Long To Claim

Regardless of whether you win the Lotto 47 jackpot or the minimum $5 prize, you have one year from the date of the drawing to come forward and claim your money. Here are the different ways to claim in-store prizes.

Claiming From Retailers

You can claim prizes of up to $600 from any Michigan Lottery retailer. All you need to do is take your ticket to a store to receive your winnings. Some retailers may not be able to pay out straight away if they do not have all the cash on-site, so you may need to arrange a return visit or go elsewhere.

Mail-In Claims

You can claim Lotto 47 prizes by mailing your signed winning ticket in to the Michigan Lottery at the following address. You will need to complete a Ticket Receipt Form and also attach a copy of your Social Security card and a valid government-issued photo ID (such as driver's license or state ID).

Michigan Lottery
Attn: Claim Center
P.O. Box 30023
Lansing, MI 48909

Claim Centers

You can claim prizes of up to $50,000 from any of the Michigan Lottery's regional offices. These claim centers have been open by appointment-only since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The addresses are shown below:

Michigan Lottery Claim Centers
Location Address Telephone Number Fax
Lansing 101 E. Hillsdale Street
P.O. Box 30023
Lansing, MI 48909
517-335-5600 517-335-5644
Livonia 33231 Plymouth Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150
734-266-3769 734-266-3778
Sterling Heights 34700 Dequindre Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48310
586-939-2300 586-939-4108
Detroit Cadillac Place
3060 W. Grand Boulevard
Suite L-600
Detroit, MI 48202
313-456-4040 313-456-4045
Grand Rapids 3391-B Plainfield Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
616-364-3372 616-364-5421
Saginaw Jerome T. Hart State Office Building
411 E. Genesee Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48607
989-758-1670 989-758-1881

You will have to provide the original winning ticket, valid government-issued photo ID (state ID or driver's license), Social Security card and bank account details. The Michigan Lottery has also designated five Secretary of State branch offices to process claims of up to $99,999.99. These addresses are shown below:

MBranch Offices
Location Address
Escanaba Delta CP Branch #381
305 Ludington St
Escanaba, MI 49829
Grayling Grayling- Branch #350
2384C S I-75 Business Loop
Grayling, MI 49738
Marquette Marquette- Branch #387
2025 US 41 W
Marquette, MI 49855
Sault. Ste. Marie Sault Ste Marie- Branch #374
2700 Davitt St
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783
Houghton Houghton- Branch #382
902 Razorback Dr
Houghton, MI 49931

If you win $100,000 or more, you will have to go to the Michigan Lottery head office in Lansing. You'll need to call 844-887-6836 to schedule an appointment.

During the pandemic you have been able to drop off winning tickets at claim centers rather than simply walk in. You need to complete a Ticket Receipt Form and will subsequently be mailed a check once the claim has been processed.

Online Claims

If you win a Lotto 47 prize online, it will be paid directly into your Michigan Lottery account if the value is $600 or below. If you win between $600 and $99,999, you will have to complete an online claim and provide copies of your Social Security card and government-issued photo ID. Once it has been approved the money will be paid into your Michigan Lottery account. You will still need to visit the head office in Lansing in person if you win $100,000 or more.

Annuity Payments

If you win the Lotto 47 jackpot - or the top prize on Double Play - you have a choice over whether to take the money as a single lump sum or as an annuity. You have 60 days from the date you claim your prize to request the cash option, otherwise the annuity option will automatically be triggered.

With the annuity option, you receive a payment annually for 30 years.

Winner Anonymity

You have the right to stay anonymous if you win a big Lotto 47 prize. The Michigan Lottery has to get written consent before disclosing the identity of anyone who has won $10,000 or more on Lotto 47. This is different to the rules for multi-state games such as Powerball and Mega Millions, where the Michigan Lottery is allowed to reveal who has won prizes.

Taxes on Winnings

You may be required to pay tax if you win a Lotto 47 prize. There is no withholding if you win a prize of under $5,000, but if you win more the payout will be subject to 24 percent federal tax and 4.25 percent state tax. Non-US residents are subject to a 30 percent federal tax and a 4.25 percent state tax for all prizes of more than $600.