The Michigan Lottery temporarily closed its regional claim offices to the public today while implementing additional measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Affected are the Lottery offices in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Livonia, Saginaw, Sterling Heights, and Lansing. These offices will reopen soon.
Banks that have teamed up with the Lottery to process claims may be open, however, will not be able to process any prize claims.
Lottery prizes of up to $600 may be claimed at retailers and prizes of $601 to $50,000 may be claimed via U.S. mail. Prize claims of $50,001 will continue to be processed by appointment.
The Lottery also is directing its employees to work remotely when possible.
All Lottery drawings will proceed as scheduled.
The Lottery urges players to use social distancing and other measures to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19. Those at higher risk from COVID-19 should avoid non-essential travel.
Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.