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Claiming a Lottery Prize

The method of claiming National Lottery prizes depends on how you purchased your ticket; whether at a retailer or online. The value of the prize also dictates how you can get hold of your winnings.

Here are the steps you need to take to claim Lotto, EuroMillions, Thunderball or Lotto HotPicks prizes. See the dedicated page if you want to find out how to claim a Health Lottery prize.

I Purchased My Ticket Online

Here are the methods for claiming online National Lottery prizes:

I Purchased My Ticket from a Retailer

If you have bought physical tickets, this is how you claim:

Advance Play Prize Claims

The National Lottery allows you to enter up to four weeks’ worth of draws at a time. If you purchase an Advance Play entry in-store, you will receive one ticket with all of your entries on it. You do not, however, need to wait until all the draws on your ticket have taken place before you claim; you can do so at any time up to 180 days after the winning draw.

Here’s what will happen if you claim a prize won on an Advance Play ticket when some of the draws have yet to take place:

If you play in advance online you will notice no difference in the claim process. When you win, you will receive a notification prompting you to log in to your account, and you must follow the steps for claiming online prizes outlined on this page.