Lottery and Gaming Credit Information
The lottery and gaming credit is direct property tax relief to qualifying taxpayers in the form of a credit on their property tax bill.
You may claim a lottery and gaming credit if, on January 1, you are a Wisconsin resident and you are a recorded owner of the property and the property is your primary residence. You can have only one primary residence. Rental or other properties DO NOT qualify for lottery credit.
Applying for the Credit
When you receive your tax bill and a lottery and gaming credit is NOT shown and you are eligible, contact your local treasurer and fill out a lottery and gaming credit application form. The amount of tax due will be adjusted. If you find that you DO have a lottery and gaming credit and SHOULD NOT, contact your local treasurer and have it removed. The amount of tax due will be adjusted. These adjustments by the local treasurer need to be done before January 31.
After January 31st, please contact:
Washburn County Treasurer's Office
P.O. Box 340
Shell Lake, WI 54871
Change in Qualifying Status
If your residency changes during the year, contact the Washburn County
Treasurer's Office so we can update our records for future tax bills.