Can I remain anonymous if I win the lottery in Louisiana?
Under the LA Lottery's statute, all prize payment records are open record and the public has a right to request such information. The statute also allows the Lottery to use winners' names and city of residence for publicity purposes.
How much will I pay in taxes if I win the LA Lottery?
Prizes of $5,000 or more are subject to state tax withholdings of 5% and federal tax withholdings of 24%.
How long does it take to receive LA Lottery winnings?
Prizes up to $600 can most likely be claimed instantly at an authorized retailer. Larger prizes, such as jackpots, must be claimed at Lottery Headquarters and will take longer to process and claim.
Can I buy a LA Lottery ticket online?
At this time, tickets must be purchased at an authorized retailer.
About the Louisiana Lottery
The modern LA Lottery began in 1991 after legislation was passed in 1990 to create a lottery that would increase state revenue without raising taxes.
The Louisiana Lottery ranks 2nd among other U.S. jurisdictional lotteries in the percentage of revenue transferred to its government. At least 35% of all LA Lottery revenue is transferred annually to the state treasury. In 2004, the Louisiana constitution made it such that Lottery proceeds be earmarked for the Minimum Foundation Program (MFP), which benefits K-12 public education in the state. Additionally, the first $500,000 in annual Lottery proceeds is set aside to fund problem gambling programs. As of the 2019 fiscal year, the Lottery had transferred more than $3.7 billion to the state treasury, and more than $184.3 million was transferred from sales in FY 2019 alone.
To learn more about the Louisiana State Lottery please visit the official website.
Information on responsible gaming and problem gaming is available here. Or call 1-800-522-4700.