Prizes Payable after Death
(1)General: If the winner of a Lottery game dies before claiming his or her prize, the decedent’s claim may be presented and validated as provided in this rule within any applicable deadlines for claiming the prize. If a prize winner dies after the prize has been claimed and validated, but before the prize has been entirely paid (such as an annuity prize payment), the remaining prize amount may be paid to the estate of the deceased prize winner as provided in this rule, unless a rule specific to that prize provides otherwise. The Director may rely on the presentment of certified copies of the court’s appointment of a personal representative, the death certificate for the deceased prize winner, or other evidence of person(s) entitled to payment of the decedent’s prize winnings and may make payment to the estate of the deceased winner once the Director is satisfied that such payment is lawful and proper.
(2)Release Form: For a deceased prize winner, the personal representative of the winner’s estate, or all the parties listed on a beneficiary designation form if one is on file, must sign the Lottery’s release form before payment of the prize or any remaining portions of the prize.
(3)Court Petition: The Director reserves the right to petition any court of competent jurisdiction to determine the proper payment of any prize winnings due to a deceased prize winner.
Rule 177-046-0120 — Prizes Payable after Death,