• 2nd Chance Claim Process

    Claiming your 2nd Chance prize is easy. Just follow the 4 simple steps.

    STEP 1

    The Lottery will notify you by email to log into your account for “important information. When you sign into your Lottery account, you’ll see your prize and a link to a 2nd Chance Claim Form.

    STEP 2

    Download and print the 2nd Chance Claim Form (PDF)

    STEP 3

    Fill out the claim form, and don’t forget to sign it! To find out what you’ll need to complete the form, see My Account

    STEP 4

    Decide how you want to claim. There are two options for claiming your 2nd Chance prize: claim at a Lottery District Office or claim by mail.

    Option 1: Claim at your local California Lottery District Office

    Lottery District Offices are now open to the public for the acceptance of claims. Procedures have been implemented at all District Offices to maximize health and safety for everyone. See all District Office locations here

    For in-person window service: 

    • Follow the steps above for completing your claim form.
    • Keep a copy or picture of the claim form and the front and back of your winning ticket for your records.
    • Please bring current identification (State ID card, driver license, passport, etc.).

    Prepare for your visit to Lottery District Offices by following the health and safety requirements here.


    Option 2: Mail your winning ticket and claim form

    Follow the steps above for completing your claim form(s). Mail the original ticket and signed claim form (along with the Claim Authorization Receipt from a retailer, if you have it) to:

    Attn: 2nd Chance Promotion
    California State Lottery
    730 North 10th Street 
    Sacramento, CA 95811

    We recommend sending everything by certified mail and saving a copy of every item you submit. We’re not responsible for mail, tickets or claim forms that are late, lost, damaged, misdirected, misaddressed, incomplete or illegible. So, protect your prize by keeping a copy of your winning ticket and claim form. And always sign the back of your ticket.

    The claiming period for prizes may vary by promotion. Refer to the specific Promotion Rules for details.

    State law prohibits the sale of a Lottery ticket or the payment of a prize to anyone under 18. Tickets failing validation are void.

    All California State Lottery game tickets, transactions, claims and prize payments are subject to California State law and the California State Lottery rules and regulations. By participating, you agree to comply with all laws and Lottery rules and regulations.