Lottery Credits

To qualify for the Lottery and Gaming Credit, you must be a Wisconsin resident, own a dwelling and use it as your primary residence as of the January 1 certification date of the year the property taxes are levied.

If an owner is temporarily absent, typically for a period no longer than six months (ex: hospital, vacation, incarcerated), the primary residence is the home where the owner returns. Principal dwelling means any dwelling the owner of the dwelling uses as his/her primary residence.

A property owner may claim only one primary residence. You cannot claim the Lottery and Gaming Credit on business property, rental units, vacant land, garages or other property that is not the owner’s primary residence (sec. 79.10(1)(dm), (9)(bm), Wis. Stats.).

Once you have applied for and received the lottery & gaming credit, you do not need to file another application until your primary residence changes.

Are you receiving the tax credit?

If your name appears on the Kenosha County search for lottery credit web page, and you meet the eligibility requirements, no further action from you is required.  Your name on this list means you are pre-certified and you will automatically receive the credit on your tax bill.

Where can you find additional information?

Wisconsin lottery & gaming credit program questions and answers
How to claim or remove a lottery credit