Question by  caluwi (199)

How long does it take to get your lottery winnings?


Answer by  wallaby78 (2293)

As soon as you present your winning lottery ticket, the process should begin. After that, it can take from one week to several months to get your first payment. You may be required to take several payments.


Answer by  silli586 (1103)

If you get it from a store, it should take about 2 weeks. Other big lotteries can take anywhere from one week to a few months. It's hard to be patient about money!


Answer by  jackie97 (101)

$600 or less will be give to you where you purchased the ticket otherwise you have to go to your lottery office and it takes about 6 weeks to get your money.


Answer by  vkcopper (358)

After confirming that you are a winner, some retailers can pay prizes from $100 to $599. For larger amount, take the winning tickets to the offices that are indicated on your tickets. One may also mail in a winning ticket to the Claims office that is indicated on the tickets.


Answer by  Missmeme11 (134)

The amount of time it takes to get your lottery winnings depends on how much you won and the location of your winnings.


Answer by  mpelle (343)

Lottery winnings are distributed on a yearly basis. The winner collects a certain percentage a year until they have received the entire winnings.


Answer by  Anonymous

A gazillion years!


Answer by  Anonymous

I got 5 numbers but not the Powerball and won 1 million dollars...this was November 28th 2012 drawing took my ticket to the lottery office 2 days later and still as of January 14th 2013 have not received my winnings, they said probably February sometime.

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