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FL Lottery Offices Reopening For Claim Appointments

The Florida Lottery Office says it is reopening offices for winnings of $5,000 or more claim appointments.

By Skyla Luckey , Patch Staff
Sep 14, 2020 8:15 p m ET

ST. PETERSBURG, FL —If you’re one of the lucky ones to win $5,000 or more via the Florida Lottery as a 28-year-old St. Petersburg man won $2 million in August from a scratch-off ticket, the Florida Lottery announced Monday that offices will be open to the public for claim appointments only starting September 22.

Claim appointments will be offered Tuesdays through Thursdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The first hour of each day will be reserved for players 65 and older, and those with serious underlying medical conditions, said officials.

The Florida Lottery says players must wear a face covering and submit to a mandatory health screening in accordance with Department Of Health and Centers for Disease Control guidelines prior to entering a Florida Lottery office. In an effort to limit the number of people in an office at one time, players are asked to attend their claim appointment by themselves unless they require the assistance of another person for medical reasons.

When claiming a prize, players should follow the below parameters, according to officials:

  • Prizes of $250,000 and above can be claimed via appointment at Florida Lottery Headquarters.
  • Prizes of $5,000 – $249,999 can be claimed via appointment at any Florida Lottery district office.
  • Prizes of $600 – $4,999 can be submitted via drop box at any Florida Lottery office or mailed to any Florida Lottery office for processing.
  • Prizes of $599 and below can be claimed at any Florida Lottery retailer.

The closest Florida Lottery district office to St. Petersburg is in Tampa at Centerpoint Business Park, 1911 U.S. Highway 301 North – Suite 170.

Claim appointment requests can be submitted through the Florida Lottery’s website.

FL Lottery Offices Reopening For Claim Appointments – St. Pete, FL – The Florida Lottery Office says it is reopening offices for winnings of $5,000 or more claim appointments.

Florida Lottery expands claim by appointment options for players

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Lottery is expanding options for players to claim their winnings by appointment.

According to a press release, players with prizes worth $600 or more can schedule appointments to file claims at Florida Lottery Headquarters and district offices. Before, that was only an option for prizes worth $5,000 or greater.

Players can schedule claim appointments through the lottery’s website here.

Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST. The first hour of each day is reserved for players 65 and older, and those with serious underlying medical conditions.

Secure drop boxes are also available inside each district office for players to drop off winning tickets with a completed winner claim form and ID. The drop boxes are accessible Monday through Friday.

In following local county and/or city ordinances, players must wear a face covering and submit to a mandatory health screening in accordance with DOH and CDC guidelines prior to entering a Lottery office.

In an effort to limit the number of people in an office at one time, players are also asked to attend their claim appointment by themselves unless they require the assistance of another person for medical reasons.

Florida Lottery expands claim by appointment options for players TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Lottery is expanding options for players to claim their winnings by appointment. According to a press ]]>