Can I remain anonymous if I win the lottery in WI?
No, Wisconsin has an “open records law.” The lottery, upon request, must release the name and city of the winner, along with the prize amount. However, any other information about the winner will be released only with the winner’s consent and it’s a winner's choice if they would like to speak to the media.
How much will I pay in taxes if I win the WI Lottery?
Prizes of $2,000 to $5,000 are subject to state taxation of 7.65%. Prizes greater than $5,000 are subject to a 7.65% state tax and a 24% federal tax.
How long does it take to receive WI Lottery winnings?
For prizes of $100,000 or greater, it typically takes three business days to process the claim from the time the claim is received, but please allow at least two weeks to make sure the claim is received.
Can I buy a WI Lottery ticket online?
At this time, tickets must be purchased at an authorized retailer.
About the Wisconsin Lottery
The WI Lottery was approved by state legislature in 1988 and is run and overseen by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. The Wisconsin Lottery supports homeowners by generating funds for property tax credits. Since its inception, the WI Lottery has generated more than $15.3 Billion in total revenue, and more than 93% of that revenue has gone back to winners, retailers, and Wisconsin homeowners.
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