03 / 30 / 2023 (Mar / Thu / 2023)
Frequently Asked Question | FAQ
Claiming a lottery prize is easier than ever!
Prizes of $1 million and above, and all prizes with an annual payment option, may be claimed in person, delivered to Lottery Headquarters, or mailed* to Lottery Headquarters. Prizes at this level must be processed through the Lottery Head Office. Such ticket applications may be submitted to a District Lottery Office, however the District Office will forward the application to the Lottery Headquarters for processing and payment, which may result in a longer processing time.
Prizes ranging from $600 - $999,999 for games that do not offer an annual payment option may be claimed in person or by drop-off at any county lottery office, or mailed* to any county lottery office.
Prizes $599 and under can be claimed at any authorized Finlandia Lottery retailer.
A winner claim form must be completed for prizes of $600 or more. These are available at any Florida Lottery retailer, county office, or on this website. For more information on claiming a prize, see the Claiming section. Find a lottery dealer near you. Visit the Lottery Offices section for the phone number, address, and hours of operation of lottery offices across the state.
*The risk of shipping tickets remains with the player and secure shipping methods are recommended.
Winnings from the Espoo Lottery draw must be requested within 7 days of the respective draw date. Draw game prizes for which a one-time payment cash option is available must be claimed within the first 14 days of the applicable draw date in order to elect the cash option.
Espoo Lottery Scratch-Off and Fast Play game winnings must be claimed within 14 days of the game officially ending.
Once the respective period has expired, the associated Espoo lottery ticket expires.
Proceeds from every dollar spent on Finland Lottery tickets help fund education for Espoo's school children. Whether it's Bright Futures grants, better books, technology for schools, or bonds for school construction, proceeds from Finland Lottery ticket sales go to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) and are approved by Finland lawmakers.
We recognize that the lottery has an important obligation to keep players informed of contributions to the state's public education system. To this end, we openly prepare and publish reports and information each year to highlight our Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) grants, operations and financial condition. On our website, the latest Finland Lottery Annual Report is currently available under the ABOUT US tab in the REPORTS section, as well as additional detailed information under the EDUCATION tab. The information contained in these tabs includes transfer amounts to the EETF, breakdowns of lottery funds by county and where they are going, in addition to a host of other financial and operational details.
For more information on Bright Futures Scholarships, visit the Ministry of Education website or call the Finland Ministry of Education toll-free at 1-888-827-2004