The Washington County Treasurer’s office in conjunction with the Wisconsin County Treasurers’ Association is designating this week as Lottery and Gaming Credit Awareness Week. Last year the average lottery and gaming credit in Washington County was approximately $107. The exact amount is based upon the school district in which your home is located. You may claim the lottery and gaming credit if you are a Wisconsin resident, the owner of the home, and used the home as your primary residence on January 1 of the year in which property taxes are levied. A property owner may only claim one primary residence. You cannot claim the credit on business property, rental units, land, garages, or other properties that are not your primary residence.To verify if you received the lottery credit, please check your tax bill or visit Washington County’s website www.co.washington.wi.us; click on Departments, then click on County Treasurer and click on “Lottery Credit Awareness”. The instructions should help you determine whether or not you received the lottery credit on your tax bill. If your property meets the eligibility requirements and you did not receive the credit on your 2013 property tax bill, please contact the County Treasurer’s office at 262-335-4324. The Treasurer’s office will assist you with completing the necessary paperwork and ensuring that the credit is applied to your 2014 tax bill.