Someone sent us a question recently on Facebook that I'll bet you've wondered about as well, so here are the details of the conversation we had with her.
Melissa posed this question: Let's say I buy a ticket that's good for several drawings in a game like Powerball® or All or Nothing™. And let's say I win a prize in the second drawing for which my ticket is eligible! Do I have to wait until the last drawing on my ticket to claim my prize?
It's a great question, and I can understand why that would be a concern: What if you accidentally lose your ticket before that final drawing? What if you just forget to claim the prize because you didn't do that right away?
We thought through that scenario clear back when we first started offering the option of tickets for multiple drawings. So, if you win a prize before the last drawing on your ticket (and yay if that happens, by the way), you can go ahead and claim the prize right away. When your winning ticket is scanned by the lottery terminal, you'll get your prize or a prize claim form, depending on the size of your prize, along with a replacement ticket for the remaining drawings you have left. (Your original ticket will be kept by the retailer as part of the prize-claim process.)
So, no worries! Feel free to claim your prize at your convenience (but for sure within the deadline for claiming a prize within each game).
Great question, Melissa! Thanks for reaching out. And for everyone else, keep those questions coming! We're always glad to hear from you.