Lottery prizes can be redeemed by mail

PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) –  Effective immediately, any Rhode Island Lottery winnings can be redeemed by mail due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In order to redeem a Rhode Island Lottery prize by mail, anybody with a winning ticket must provide the following documents/information:

  • The winning ticket with a signature on the back of the ticket,
  • Complete address
  • Telephone number,
  • Copy of valid, government-issued photo I.D.; and
  • Copy of Social Security Card or valid document that includes their Social Security Number.

Anybody who does not a copy of their social security card or a document that includes a social security number, they must complete and sign an IRS W-9 form.

Forms can be found on the lottery’s website,

Prize checks will be mailed to the address provided.

Mail winning tickets to:
Rhode Island Lottery
1425 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Attention: Validations Department

Residents with any questions are asked to call the lottery at 401-463-6500.

©WLNE-TV/ABC6 2020

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