Sign Your Ticket
Immediately upon purchase, sign your name on the back of your ticket.
♦ Players are responsible for checking the accuracy of tickets before leaving the store, and for determining whether or not a ticket is a winner.
♦ If you believe you have won, and the terminal rejects, or a retailer disputes the validity of your prize claim, you may submit your claim directly to the Arizona Lottery for review.
♦ All risks of redeeming the ticket remain with the player.
If you have any questions about signing your ticket, please see the Frequently Asked Questions below:
May players use a pencil to sign their ticket?
Yes. Any writing instrument is fine, but it is recommended that players sign their tickets in ink. Unlike pencil, most ink types cannot easily be erased.
May players use a signature stamp to sign their ticket?
No. The ticket must bear an original signature.
May players use a mailing label/postage sticker to sign their ticket?
No. A mailing label is not a signature.
Do players have to use their real name?
Yes. When players use their real name, it ensures they are the rightful owner of the ticket.
Does a player's name have to be legible?
Players should sign the back of the ticket in the same way they would sign a check or any other legal document.
May players use their initials only to sign the ticket?
No. Players should sign the back of the ticket in the same way they would sign a check or any other legal document.
May players use their first initial and full last name to sign the ticket?
Yes. Players should sign the back of the ticket in the same way they would sign a check or any other legal document.
If players mail their tickets to the Lottery, do they have to be signed?
Yes. All tickets need to be signed. By signing the ticket, players ensure they are the rightful owner of the ticket.
If a group of players purchase tickets together, do all the members have to sign the ticket?
No. The players must designate one person to sign the ticket on behalf of the group. (The Lottery encourages the designated player to sign his/her name along with the group's name. For example, John Smith on behalf of The Lucky 9.).
Does the person signing the ticket have to be 21 or older?
Yes. In Arizona, a player must be 21 or older to purchase or redeem Lottery tickets.
Will players get any type of notification when a ticket is validated as a winner?
If the ticket is a winner, the terminal will play the tune “We’re in the Money.” If the terminal includes a display screen, the amount won will also appear on the screen. (If the ticket is not a winner, that information will also be displayed on the screen.)
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