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$250,000 Mega Million prize may be forfeited

Mega MillionsMega Millions: $250,000 Mega Million prize may be forfeited

DES PLAINES, Ill. — Illinois Lottery officials say a player who bought a second-place winning Mega Millions ticket nearly a year ago in Des Plaines needs to redeem the $250,000 ticket by month's end or lose the prize.

The second place Mega ticket for the July 31, 2009 drawing was sold at a 7-Eleven store on Lee St. in Des Plaines. The ticket matched all five numbers but missed the Mega Ball. The winning numbers were 17, 35, 44, 52 and 56 with a Mega Ball number of 22 and a Megaplier number of 2.

If the winning ticket holder does not come forward by Friday, July 30, the money will be deposited into the Illinois Common School Fund. Players can have tickets verified at any Illinois Lottery retailer across the state.

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ThatScaryChick's avatar - AbnSTiA

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Posted: July 27, 2010, 10:15 am - IP Logged

Hopefully, the owner of the ticket comes forward before it expires.

"No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

    Grovel's avatar - f800e6a39fbfea795d1dcbb09f2244
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    Posted: July 27, 2010, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

    This is why you always check your ticket even if there is not a jackpot winner.

      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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      Posted: July 27, 2010, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

      This is why you always check your ticket even if there is not a jackpot winner.

      Yep, I always check my MM tickets too because of the 4,405,086 combinations that will win something, only one has a chance of winning the jackpot and usually no one picks it but plenty of players pick one of the others and most of them pay $2.

      * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
      * your best chance to win a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
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        TheOtherOne's avatar - Lottery-027.jpg
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        Posted: July 27, 2010, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

        Sounds like there will be another Clarence Jackson soon :)

         

        I hope the winner comes forward in time though.

         

        Yall better check yo' s#!t !!!

          ttech10's avatar - blobdude
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          Posted: July 27, 2010, 8:17 pm - IP Logged

          This is why you always check your ticket even if there is not a jackpot winner.

          Yep. I don't check them quickly if there isn't a jackpot winner but I still get around to looking at them within 2 weeks.

           

          This makes me think of the guy who had the numbers for the $250,000 prize but lost his ticket, found it 3 days after the deadline and so he couldn't collect. He tried to sue but he lost (and rightly so, he had a year to find it).

            NYSlugger 777's avatar - 777
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            Posted: July 27, 2010, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

            Illinois Lottery officials say a player who bought a second-place winning Mega Millions ticket nearly a year ago in Des Plaines needs to redeem the $250,000 ticket by month's end or lose the prize.

            The second place Mega ticket for the July 31, 2009 drawing was sold at a 7-Eleven store on Lee St. in Des Plaines. The ticket matched all five numbers but missed the Mega Ball. The winning numbers were 17, 35, 44, 52 and 56 with a Mega Ball number of 22 and a Megaplier number of 2.

            If the winning ticket holder does not come forward by Friday, July 30, the money will be deposited into the Illinois Common School Fund. Players can have tickets verified at any Illinois Lottery retailer across the state.

            This just goes to show some people don't carefully check tickets. It would be sad if someone did in fact throw it away and it goes unclaimed by the end of the month. Whoever bought the winning ticket could of have $250,000 more ( with taxes taken out )  for themselves  and / or,  his or  her family.

            I wonder if it was a quick pick ? ... Idea

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              rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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              Posted: July 27, 2010, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

              Could be some guy waiting for his divorce to be final.Leaving


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

              "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                Posted: July 28, 2010, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

                Sounds like there will be another Clarence Jackson soon :)

                 

                I hope the winner comes forward in time though.

                 

                Yall better check yo' s#!t !!!

                LoL......

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                  Posted: July 29, 2010, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

                  Could be some guy waiting for his divorce to be final.Leaving

                  ridge you've had a lot of experience with this maybe you can help the poor guy out for a percent..

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                    Posted: July 30, 2010, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

                    Could be some guy waiting for his divorce to be final.Leaving

                    I hope it finalizes soon and he has a shrewd enough attorney to keep this from going to the other side.  I know in my state, if there is a separation and a windfall like this occurs it is kept out of equitable distribution.

                      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                      Posted: July 31, 2010, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

                      Could be some guy waiting for his divorce to be final.Leaving

                      There once was a Florida woman who left her husband in Illinois and started a thread at LP asking if anyone in Illinois could help her prove an unclaimed lottery prize belonged to her husband who she claimed family members said would rather the state kept the money than claim it and have to split it with her. Maybe this is another such situation.

                      * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
                      * your best chance to win a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
                          Wink 

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                        Posted: August 7, 2010, 2:03 am - IP Logged

                        lol yeah i hope its not another clarence jackson....people just don't want to check there numbers

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                          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                          Posted: August 7, 2010, 5:49 am - IP Logged

                          There once was a Florida woman who left her husband in Illinois and started a thread at LP asking if anyone in Illinois could help her prove an unclaimed lottery prize belonged to her husband who she claimed family members said would rather the state kept the money than claim it and have to split it with her. Maybe this is another such situation.

                          Ha ha ha, now that's cold.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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