While the majority of people now enter promotions on-line through My Lottery, there is still occasion to mail tickets into Lottery headquarters, whether it's to enter a promotion or to claim a prize. Entering the codes on the Internet will save you postage initially, but remember, you will have to produce those tickets should your entry be selected.
Just affixing postage and sticking a letter in the mail is no guarantee that your package will arrive where it's intended. While the U.S. Postal Service is fairly dependable, they do occasionally misplace items. It's important that you keep a record of everything you send in the mail, especially if it involves collecting a prize.
You can redeem any winner up to $600 at any Missouri Lottery retailer, but if you do send winning tickets in the mail, we suggest that you use certified mail with a return receipt. This extra level of security and tracking means that your package can at least be traced, should something happen. Always make a copy of any tickets you send. Because Lottery tickets are a bearer instrument, like dollars or bonds, having a record of your possession will make the difference when in doubt.
And finally, double check the address you are mailing to. All promotions have their own mailing address, while winning tickets can only be sent to our main post office box. The wrong address can mean your promotional entry is rejected as a non-winning ticket, or a winning ticket rejected as an invalid entry. We want to see all players collect what they are due, and following these simple rules will help protect your claim from "being lost in the mail."