Here's the process for claiming Tennessee Lottery prizes.
To claim a prize by mail, send the signed winning ticket, a completed claim form, a copy of your ID, and proof of your Social Security number to:
Tennessee Education Lottery
P.O. Box 290636
Nashville, TN 37229-0636
Keep a copy of all claim documents for your records.
|$600 or less||Option 1 Claim at any local retailer.|
|Option 2 Claim at any Tennessee Lottery claim center.|
|Option 3 Claim by mail.|
|$601 to $199,999||Option 1 Claim at any Tennessee Lottery claim center.|
|Option 2 Claim by mail.|
|$200,000 or more||Claim at the Tennessee Lottery Headquarters.|
Here are the taxes withheld from prizes for winners who present their Social Security number.
|Over $5,000||State Tax||0%|
If the winner does not present a Social Security number when claiming their lottery prize, the Tennessee Lottery withholds the following amount.
|$600 or more||State Tax||0%|
You must be at least 18 years of age or older to purchase or redeem lottery tickets in the state of Tennessee.
Unfortunately, you cannot buy lottery tickets through a subscription or via mail. Tennessee law requires that all Lottery tickets must be purchased in-person at a participating retailer.
Unfortunately, you cannot purchase tickets with a credit or debit card. TN lottery tickets can only be purchased with cash.
The TN Lottery has approximately 5,000 retailers in the state.
Yes, lottery players can purchase Powerball, Mega, Lotto America, and Cash 4 Life tickets up to 10 drawings in advance. For Tennessee Cash tickets, you can purchase up to 12 drawings in advance.
The following games have their drawings conducted in Nashville using the automated machines. Cash 3, Cash 4, Tennessee Cash, Daily Tennessee Jackpot and KENO. These computers generate random numbers with no human involvement and all drawings are videotaped. Once the winning numbers are drawn, they can be viewed on TEL broadcast television stations, on Tnlottery.com, or with the TN Lottery app. Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto America, and CASH 4 LIFE are multi-state drawings not held in Tennessee.
Unfortunately, you cannot remain anonymous if you win a lottery jackpot in the state of Tennessee. The law requires the identities of winners to be made public. The only way around it is to set up a blind trust or a corporation before you claim your prize and you can claim the prize in your corporation and keep your personal identity a secret.
The proceeds from ticket sales go to fund state education programs, scholarships, grants, and K-12 after-school programs and historically Black Colleges.
You have 180 days from the date of the draw to collect your lottery winnings.
The staff includes 160 employees and over 5,000 Tennessee retailers.
There are many claim centers that you can collect your winnings. You can go to the Nashville Headquarters claim center and the claim centers in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Memphis, which are currently all open for walk-ins from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m
If you have won a prize of $200,000 or more, you must claim your prize at the Nashville Headquarters & Claim Center.
NASHVILLE HEADQUARTERS & CLAIM CENTER
26 Century Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37214
In the (615) and (629) area dial 615-254-4946
In the (901) area, dial 466-4946
In the (865) area, dial 512-4946
In the (423) area dial 939-7529
All other areas in Tennessee dial 1-877-786-7529
Outside Tennessee, dial 615-254-4946
KNOXVILLE DISTRICT OFFICE
Cedar Springs Shopping Center
9298 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922
CHATTANOOGA DISTRICT OFFICE
2020 Gunbarrel Rd., Suite 106
Chattanooga, TN 37421
MEMPHIS DISTRICT OFFICE
7424 U.S. Highway 64, Suite 104
Memphis, TN 38133
When you are going into a claim center please make sure you have the following :
• A signed winning ticket. (Copies not accepted.)
• A completed claim form for prizes of $600 and more.
• Proof of ID such as State-Issued Driver’s License, Military ID card, etc.
• Proof of Social Security Number. (Social Security number must be on a computer-generated document, such as Social Security card, pay stub or tax forms.)
You can download a claim form here.
P.O. Box 290636
Nashville, TN 37229-0636
Tennessee has the following lottery games.
Powerball is a very popular multi-state game that draws at 9:59 p.m. CT on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Powerball recently had the biggest jackpot in history with 2.04 Billion.
Tennessee Mega Millions
The Tennessee Mega Millions is a multi-state game where you can win millions by matching five white balls, this time from1 to 70, along with a Mega Ball from 1 to 25. The Mega Millions is drawn every Tuesday and Friday at 10 p.m. CT.
For Lotto America, a jackpot game. You have to select five numbers between 1 and 52 along with one Star Ball number from 1 to 10. Lotto America results every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. CT.
For Tennessee Cash, players must select five numbers between 1 and 35 and then a Cash Ball number from 1 to 5. Results come out on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:30 p.m. CT.
Cash4Life you need to pick five numbers between 1 and 60 and one Cash Ball number from 1 to 4. Drawings are held at 8 p.m. CT, everyday.
Is a 4 number game where you select four numbers from 1 to 9 on your playslip, and then choose exact, or box. Cash 4 draws occur mornings, middays, and evenings at 9:28 a.m., 12:28 p.m., and 6:28 p.m.
Cash 3 is a three number game where you pick three numbers ranging from 1 to 9 and specify the play type (Exact Order, Any Order, or Combo). Cash 3 draws mornings at 9:28 a.m., middays at 12:28 p.m., and evenings at 6:28 p.m.
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