Customers will have to claim prizes through the mail-in process until further notice.
US.- The Kansas Lottery has temporarily put a stop to in-person claims due to a rise in Covid-19 cases in the state.
Customers who want to claim on a winning ticket will now have to do so by mail. Any prize of over $600 must go through the Lottery’s headquarters.
The process requires customers to fill out the back of the lottery 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 Kansas Lottery terminal at a retail outlet.
The operator recommends customers send tickets by certified mail and photography or scene their ticket before sending it.
The Kansas Lottery said: “The Lottery thanks everyone for their understanding and asks everyone to stay safe and wash their hands!”
Gambling activities in other states have also been reduced due to a rise in Covid-19 cases. Lawmakers in Nevada have reduced the capacity limit for casinos.