How To Claim
Winners of $100 million or more must claim at Headquarters in
Olympia; winners of under $100 million can claim at any regional
Washington Lottery does not offer a
- Education construction for K-12 and higher-education facilities
- Stadium debt reduction for Qwest Field and Safeco Field
- Strategic Economic Development Reserve Account
- Problem gambling prevention & treatment
- General fund
Retailer Bonus Structure
7% commission on all Mega Million sales and 6% commission on all
other Draw Game and Scratch ticket sales; retailers who sell
jackpot-winning tickets are paid a $50,000 bonus; retailers who sell
second-tier winning tickets receive a $2,500 selling bonus.
No state income tax
25% federal tax
- The store that sold Washington's first Mega Millions
jackpot-winning ticket, Swanson's Market, reports customers often
drive an hour out of their way to buy tickets at Swanson's because
they believe it is a lucky store.
- Those first jackpot winners, Pat and Dick Warren, have donated
heavily to charities after winning $93 million with Mega Millions.
- Washington's second jackpot winners were from Laos and the wife
was raised in an orphanage and later adopted in the US. They
intended to use a portion of their winnings to return to Laos to
search for the wife's parents.