Lotto winners in Michigan must now show Social Security cards to claim prize

A new year will mean some new rules for lotto winners eager to claim their cash.

Starting January 1, 2019, Michigan lottery winners collecting prizes over $600 will need to show identification and their Social Security card.

In the past, Medicare cards containing a Social Security number were okay - but not anymore. That's because new cards issued by Medicare don't include a Social Security number. 

Acceptable forms of ID will also include a driver's license, a state ID, a CCW permit, passport and military ID.

Lotto officials say the winner's name must match the ID and social security card.