Can I remain anonymous if I win the lottery in Washington?
No, Washington’s Lottery is required by law to publicly reveal the identity of all winners. Even if a prize is claimed by a trust or similar entity, Washington’s Lottery is subject to the Public Records Act and, in the event of a public records request, may release the documents forming the entity, thereby revealing the names of the individual winners.
How much will I pay in taxes if I win the WA Lottery?
All prizes over $5,000 are subject to federal tax withholdings of 24%.
How long does it take to receive WA Lottery winnings?
Many prizes can be redeemed at any authorized retailer. Prizes of $100,000 or more require an appointment at a claims office.
Can I buy a WA Lottery ticket online?
At this time, tickets must be purchased at an authorized retailer.
About the Washington Lottery
Washington's Lottery was created in 1982 and was established to generate revenue for state programs. Currently, the WA Lottery benefits public education, stadium construction, and problem gambling prevention and treatment.
Information on responsible gaming and problem gaming is available. Or call 1-800-522-4700.
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