Washington (WA) Lottery Results and Winning Numbers

The Washington Lottery was established in 1982 to produce revenue to benefit education through the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account and other state programs. Users can play a variety of instant-win scratch games and several draw games. Players in Washington can also play multi-state draw games, Mega Millions and Powerball.

It’s also one of the few states offering the Powerball Double Play, where players can increase their winnings up to $10 million. The five-member Washington Lottery Commission is appointed by the Governor and is the ruling authority for the Washington Lottery. 

Latest Results & Jackpot Amounts Washington Draw Games

 

Multi-State (US)-Mega Millions
Multi-State (US)-Mega Millions
  • 46
  • 54
  • 56
  • 67
  • 16 Mega Ball
  • 3 Megaplier
Prize
$453,000,000
Next draw
Next Prize
$489,000,000

 

Washington Lottery Draw Games & Sales Stop

Washington Lottery Game Draw Days Draw Times (PT) Sales Stop Times (PT)
Powerball Monday, Wednesday & Saturday 7:59 PM 6:45 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 8:00 PM 7:45 PM
Lotto Monday, Wednesday & Saturday 8:00 PM 7:45 PM
Hit 5 Daily 8:00 PM 7:45 PM
Match 4 Daily 8:00 PM 7:45 PM
Pick 3 Daily 8:00 PM 7:45 PM
Keno Daily 8:00 PM 7:45 PM
Cash Pop Daily 8:00 PM 7:45 PM

Washington Scratch Off Games

The Washington Lottery offers about 50 scratch games priced between $1 and $30 per ticket, with various prize amounts that are periodically rotated. The prizes for each game will vary depending on the number of tickets printed and sold and the number of prizes claimed by winners. A few of the most popular games include $5 Cash Spin, with prizes of up to $50,000, and Ultimate Millions, a $30 game with high odds of winning and a $2 million top prize.  

Players who win prizes of over $600 are eligible to win Second Chance prizes for some games and will be notified by email or phone within two business days of the drawing if they win. If the Lottery cannot reach any winner within that period, the merchandise prize will be transferred to an alternate winner.

Ticket Price Game Name Top Prize
$5 Seattle Kraken $50,000
$1 Triple Cash $5,000
$10 Holiday Countdown $250,000
$5 Candy Cane Lane $50,000
$20 Gifts of Green $500,000
$2 Loteria Don Clemente $20,000
$5 Jewel Quest $50,000
$3 Super Slingo $30,000

How to Claim Prizes & Claim Centers

Winners can claim prizes of $600 or less from any Washington Lottery authorized retailer. However, smaller retail locations may not have enough funds to pay prizes of more than $100, so players should find larger retailers with more cash on hand. Awards of $601 to $100,000 can be claimed at any Lottery regional office. Players must provide their signed ticket, a valid picture ID, and a Social Security card to claim their winnings.

Jackpots over $100 million must be claimed at the Washington Lottery Headquarters in Olympia. 

To claim prizes by mail, winners must sign their tickets, complete the information on the back, and mail them to:

Washington Lottery Headquarters

P.O. Box 43050

Olympia, WA 98504-3050

Mail-in claims must be received at Washington Lottery headquarters before the 180-day expiration date.    

Players who win $601 or more must provide their Social Security or Tax ID number for tax withholding and reporting purposes. Information provided may be disclosed to state and government agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service.

Players can claim prizes for winning tickets at any of the following Washington Lottery regional offices:

Washington Lottery Headquarters

814 4th Avenue East
Olympia, WA 98506

Phone: (360) 664-4720

Everett Regional Office

11419 19th Ave SE, Suite A106
Everett, WA 98208-5120
Phone: (425) 356-2902

Federal Way Regional Office

33701 9th Ave. S
Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: (253) 661-5050

Spokane Regional Office

Northtown Mall
4750 N Division St, Ste 1009
Spokane, WA 99207
Phone: (509) 921-2337

Vancouver Regional Office

1503 Northeast 78th Street, Suite #4
Vancouver, WA 98665-9668
Phone: (360) 576-6084

Tri-Cities Regional Office

8551 W. Gage Blvd, Suite K
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: (509) 575-2252

About the Washington Lottery 

Washington became the 16th state to launch a lottery in 1982, only the second in the Western US with Arizona. The first game offered was a $1 scratch ticket called Pot O’Gold Instant Lottery. In 1984, the Pick 3 game was launched in January, and Lotto began in July with weekly drawings every Saturday. It now has additional drawings on Mondays and Wednesdays. The Washington Lottery also offers multi-state draw games Mega Millions and Powerball. 

Washington residents 18 or older can purchase lottery tickets at official retailers, including scratchers and daily draw games like Lotto, Powerball, and Mega Millions. However, online lottery games are not available, as the state has strict laws prohibiting all types of online gambling except horse racing.

Players can contact the Washington Lottery directly by calling Customer Service at (360) 810-2888. They can also visit any regional office throughout the state to get assistance with Lottery-related inquiries. Users can also visit the Washington Lottery website to learn about the different games, rules, and prizes available.  

The Washington Lottery app was launched in February 2015 and is available for iOS and Android devices in the Google Play Store and App Store. Players can check winning numbers, view jackpot amounts, and scan tickets to check if they’re winners. They can also enter their non-winning tickets to earn points towards prizes. However, players cannot purchase tickets or play games using the app, which state law prohibits. 

Tax Information

Aspect Description
State Income Tax Washington State does not impose any state income tax on lottery winnings.
Federal Income Tax 24% of lottery winnings will be withheld for federal taxes before claiming the prize.
Tax on Prizes Over $5,000 The lottery tax is 0% for prizes over $5,000 at the state level.
Impact of Higher Tax Bracket Winning a substantial prize may place you in a higher federal tax bracket, potentially increasing the amount of taxes owed.

History of Largest Washington Lottery Prior Winners

  1. The largest lottery jackpot ever won by a player from Washington was on February 5, 2023, when one Powerball ticket matched the winning numbers for a $754.6 million jackpot.
  2. A player from Ephrata won a Mega Millions jackpot in 2011 worth $190 million. 
  3. One ticket purchased in Marysville matched the Powerball winning numbers in 2018 for a top prize of $110 million.
  4. A player from Seattle won a Mega Millions jackpot of $93 million in 2016. 
  5. A ticket purchased in Mount Vernon in 2011 won $90 million in the Mega Millions draw game.  

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if my ticket is lost or stolen?

Winning players must show proof of ownership to redeem winning lottery tickets. Signing the ticket immediately can protect players if it’s lost or stolen or if another individual tries to claim the prize. However, the prize will be forfeited if not redeemed within the 180-day claim period. 

How long do I have to claim winnings?

Washington Lottery winners have 180 days from the draw date to claim prizes. Winning scratch ticket prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the game’s official end date. Tickets claimed by mail must be received at Washington Lottery headquarters before the 180 days expire. Details for each game can be found on the Washington Lottery website or by calling Customer Service. 

How do I know if I won?

Players have several methods to check if their ticket is a winner. They can go to the Washington Lottery website or mobile app, use the Check-A Ticket machine found at Lottery retailers, or have the winning numbers sent by email using the Join My Lottery 360° feature. Players can also call the Winning Numbers Hotline at (800) 545-7510. Washington Lottery winning numbers are also published in local newspapers daily.

Can I remain anonymous in Washington?

No. State law requires that lottery winners’ identities are made public, whether claimed by an individual or trust. The Lottery may also reveal individual winners’ names if a public records request is made. 

Are winning taxable?

Yes. Lottery winnings in Washington of over $5,000 are subject to federal taxes. The Lottery will withhold 24% of the total prize for the required taxes. Winners may be required to pay a higher rate if a prize puts them into another tax bracket. However, Washington doesn’t require winners to pay a state tax on Lottery prizes.