This week, Governor Laura Kelly announced most state employees will be placed on administrative leave starting Monday, March 23, and ending April 6 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Because of this, the Kansas Lottery will be suspending most operations during this period. All of the multi-state draw games will continue and all drawings held. Any prize of $600 or higher must go through a Lottery Headquarters claims process. But now through April 6th, the Kansas Lottery will not be able to process any walk-in or mail-in claims. Upon re-opening, claims will then be processed in the order they are received. No claims will be processed until after re-opening. For tickets that may expire March 23 through April 6, an extension will be granted on a case-by-case basis.