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Can you cash in an out of state lottery scratch ticket?

I received a scratch ticket from my sister that ended up being a winner ($2) but she bought it in her home state. Can I cash it here where I live or do I need to send it back to her?

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no it has to be cashed in the state it came from

Washington State Lottery Scratch

it needs to be cashed in by a lottery agent of the state that sold the ticket in the first place. I can’t take a winning OH scratch off tickety to a FL lottery agent and have them cash it.

UNLESS- you are trying to redeem one of those multistate jackpot tickets. like Powerball or Mega Millions. If I bought it in VA and it was a winner, I could cash it in, in SC where I live.

The reason is this. the money to pay winners comes from a pool of funds that all of the lottery agents in that state pay into. since you are now in an area where the lottery agents don’t have access to ‘that’ prize pool, there’s no way for that agent to get their money back,.

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