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INSTANT GAMES

Instant games are just that! Scratch your ticket and find out if you are a winner … instantly!

If your winnings are less than $600, you can claim your prize at any Tennessee Lottery retailer. Prizes of $600 or more must be claimed at one of the Lottery’s four district offices. Prizes of $200,000 or more must be claimed at the Nashville district office. Instant tickets must be redeemed within 90 days of the official end of game date.

DRAWING-STYLE GAMES

So you’ve won a large prize playing one of our drawing-style games, and you have a few questions:

Jackpot Games:

Did you win a Powerball, Mega Millions or Lotto America jackpot? If so, you have 60 days from the day you claim to choose either an annuity payment, which are graduated annual payments over 30 years, or a lump-sum cash payment.

And if you win the Tennessee Cash jackpot? Just visit the Lottery’s Nashville district office, and you will receive a lump-sum cash payment.

Other Drawing-Style Games:

If you play CASH 4 LIFE and win either prize of $1,000 a day for life or $1,000 a week for life, you’ll receive annual payments for your lifetime. Or you can choose a one-time lump-sum payment.

  • So, what does 4 LIFE mean? Winners of $1,000 a day or $1,000 a week for life will be paid their prize share on an annual basis for their lifetime or for the 20-year guaranteed term of annuity, whichever is longer. If a winner dies within 20 years, any remaining portion of the 20-year prize payments shall be paid to the winner’s estate.

KENO To Go, Cash 3 and Cash 4 winners can claim prizes less than $600 at any Tennessee Lottery retailer. Prizes of $600 or more must be claimed at any Lottery district office.

All drawing-style tickets must be redeemed within 180 days after the drawing date on which the prize was won. And remember, prizes of $200,000 or more must be claimed at the Nashville district office.

And finally, we encourage winners of large prizes to consider seeking professional financial advice.