PRIZES UP TO $1,000 PAID AT SELECT DISTRICT OFFICES
NOTE: Starting Friday, December 24th, California Lottery’s Pay at the District Office locations in Sacramento, Fresno and San Diego will temporarily stop processing same day payments for prizes $1000 and below. These district office locations will resume same day prize payments again on Monday, January 3, 2022.
Prizes of up to $1,000 can now be paid by check at our San Diego, Fresno and Sacramento District Offices. After your lucky ticket is verified and your Claim Form is approved, you’ll 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, schedule your District Office claim processing appointment and prepare for your visit here.
*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.