The Kansas Lottery has temporarily put a stop to in-person claims and closed its headquarters due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in the Sunflower State.
For now, customers who want to claim on a winning ticket will now have to do so by mail, and any prize of over $600 must go through the lottery’s headquarters.
The process requires players to fill out the back of their ticket, sign it, and send it by mail with a printed claims form. The forms can be printed from the lottery’s website or from a lottery terminal at a retail outlet.
The Sunflower State lottery recommends its players to send tickets by certified mail and to take a photo or scan their ticket before sending it.
The Kansas Lottery said in a press release: “The lottery thanks everyone for their understanding and asks everyone to stay safe and wash their hands!”
Gambling activities in other states across the US have also been reduced due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, as Nevada lawmakers have reduced the capacity limit for their casinos.