What is a lottery credit and how do I claim one?

Lottery credits are the portion of profits from lottery earnings that reduce the property tax per property in a school district.  Only the primary residence is allowed the credit. One property is eligible if residents have multiple properties owned.

To find out if your property tax bill has a property tax credit applied, the second to the last line in the Taxing Jurisdiction box (Lottery and Gaming Credit) will display a value.  Once you have applied for the credit it will appear on all subsequent tax bills.

If no value is in the Lottery & Gaming Credit field and the property is your primary residence and you resided there on or before January 1 of the year the property tax applies to you will use the Lottery and Gaming Credit applications forms located at: revenue.wi.gov/Pages/Form/lottery-home.aspx to claim the credit. 

If you would like to claim credit on the current property tax bill, do not create the property payment check until after speaking with the Town to determine the amount of credit applicable.  The Lottery and Gaming Credit form must accompany the payment to be processed correctly.

If applying for lottery and gaming credit at other times of the year, submit the form directly to:

Dane County Treasurer
P.O. Box 1299
Madison, WI  53701-1299


 Who should I contact if I have more questions regarding the Lottery Credit?

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the Department of Revenue. The contact information is below:

Local Government Services Section
P.O. Box 8971 MS 6-97
Madison , WI 53708
Phone: (608) 266-0772 or (608) 266-9457
Fax: (608) 264-6887
Email additional questions to dorlocalgovernmentservices@wisconsin.gov

 Are there any other credit programs available?

The back of the tax bill notifies you of the potential credits that you may qualify for and investigating these will help you determine where to go to get more information on the potential programs available to homeowners.