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How To Claim
Any West Virginia Lottery prize under $601
may be claimed in person from any WVL licensed retailer. All prizes
over that amount must be claimed either in person or by mail at the
Lottery's main office in Charleston. Players who live in the northern
part of WV may find it more convenient to visit the Lottery's regional
office in Weirton. All prizes must be claimed within 180 days of a
drawing or declared end of an instant game. For mailed claims, be
certain to sign the winning ticket and include your legible name and
phone number, should we need to contact you. We also require that you
include a copy of a photo ID and in the case of larger prize amounts,
proof of your social security number.
The mailing address for claims is WVL; PO Box 2913; Charleston, WV
Validations inquiries can be made at 204-558-0500, ext. 212.
Not permitted under WV statute governing lottery games.
Profits are appropriated annually by the WV Legislature, including
but not limited to education, senior citizens and tourism.
Retailer Bonus Structure
Retailers receive 7 percent commission, including 5.75 percent from
sales and 1.25 percent from the unclaimed prize fund. In addition,
there is a 1 percent cashing bonus up to $600 and a 1 percent selling
bonus with a cap of $100,000.
On prizes $601 and above the WV tax is 6 percent; the federal tax
rate is 25 percent.