If your prize is $250,000 or more, at the time of claiming the prize, you may submit a written request on the Illinois Lottery Claim form to keep your name and city of residence confidential from public disclosure.
Can you hide your identity if you win the lottery in Illinois?
Law changes in Illinois also allow lottery winners to remain anonymous. … It means winners of high-dollar lottery games — like the $250,000 Lucky Day Lotto ticket sold in Beardstown — are no longer required to be identified publicly.
What should I do if I win the lottery in Illinois?
Please call the Illinois Lottery Claims Department at (217) 524-5147 immediately if you have won over $1 million. If you have questions about any of the processes for claiming, please see our FAQs or call the Player Hotline at 1-800-252-1775.
Does Illinois announce lottery winners?
The Illinois Lottery will then guide winners through the claims process. Winners will be announced eight days after each draw unless they choose to remain anonymous.
How long does it take to get lottery winnings in Illinois?
You will receive your prize by mail. The current estimated wait time for claims processed by mail is currently 4-6 weeks.
How much are Lotto tickets in Illinois?
Illinois state draw games
Illinois Lotto — A ticket costs just $1. To participate in the drawing, you need to select six numbers from 1 to 52 or choose the quick pick option. For an additional $1 per line, you can choose the Extra Shot feature that multiplies your non-jackpot winnings.
How much taxes are taken out of lottery winnings in Illinois?
Winners paid in annual installments automatically have taxes withheld from each annual payment. The current withholding rate for Illinois income tax is 4.95 percent. The Lottery is currently required to withhold federal taxes of 24 percent for U.S. citizens and resident aliens.
Where do you claim lottery winnings in Illinois?
You can also visit one of the Lottery Claims Centers for validation and prize payment, or mail the ticket to the Central Lottery Office in Springfield after you have signed the back of the ticket and completed a claim form and questionnaire.
Did the price of Illinois Lotto go up?
Lotto is an Illinois-only game and will still be played the same way with drawings on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. … To support the improved player experience, the price per line of Lotto will increase from $1 to $2.
How does the new Il Lotto work?
Lotto is an Illinois-only $2 jackpot game with three chances to become a millionaire. Each play enters your numbers into three separate drawings: the Jackpot drawing with prizes from $2 up to the jackpot, plus Lotto Million 1, and Lotto Million 2, each with a prize of $1,000,000.