PRIZES UP TO $1,000 PAID AT ALL DISTRICT OFFICES
Prizes of $1,000 and less are eligible to be paid by check at our District Offices. After your lucky ticket is verified and your Claim Form is approved, there is an opportunity to get your check on the spot.*
Prizes of $1 to $599 should be claimed at participating California Lottery retailers. If your prize is $600 to $1,000, continue to Step 2 below.
Download the correct claim form from the Claim a Prize page.
- Individual claimants complete Claim Form CSL1242.
- Single players claiming for a group complete Claim Form CSL1242 and IRS Form 5754.
- Watch this short video to ensure you complete your claim form correctly.
When the form is completed, and the back of the ticket signed, take your claim to any one of our nine District Offices for payment from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*Same-day check is not guaranteed. All claims must be error-free. Some claims, including but not limited to 2nd Chance prizes, promotional awards, and prizes won on advance plays, may not qualify for same-day payment and will require additional processing at Lottery Headquarters.