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Deadline passes: $16 million Powerball jackpot goes unclaimed

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The 180-day window passed late Thursday with no one coming forward to claim a $16.66 Powerball jackpot from a ticket bought in Hillsborough County, Florida.

The ticket was sold in May at Carrollwood Market, a convenience store at 4550 W. Village Drive.

The ticket was worth one third of a $50 million Powerball jackpot drawn May 25. The two other winning tickets were sold in Delaware and Louisiana. The winning numbers were 2, 6, 19, 21, and 27, with Powerball number 25.

Some of the unclaimed winnings will go to fund education, the Florida Lottery said.

It's the largest unclaimed jackpot in Florida since 2003, when someone didn't claim $53 million in the Florida Lotto game.

Carrollwood Market received the $25,000 retailer bonus for selling the winning ticket, even though the winning ticket was not redeemed.

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Posted: November 22, 2013, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

"Some?" of the unclaimed money will go to fund education? And the  Rest?Mad

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    Posted: November 22, 2013, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

    Well if you remember with multi state games each state will get their portion back.  So that money will be divided between the states.

    But funny enough, I think it was the $50+ million dollar jackpot that went unclaimed in 2003 that changed the rules for Florida.  I think before that ticket expired the state saw all the dollar signs and changed their rules.  Someone correct me if I am wrong, but now if something goes unclaimed in Floriday it goes into the general fund.  For some reason I distinctly remember them changing it from going back to the players to going to the states general fund.

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      P***ed MadThere goes another RIPOFF from the lotteries as usual. The next thing you hear is blah, blah , blah, about education. I don't know who I'm more pi$$ed off at...the dumba$$ who bought the ticket, or the lotteries, who are always eager to use any excuse, to get their filthy hands on any money, that should go into the pot for the next jackpot draw. The players should be given the opportunity, to compete for that money, and screw that crap, about blah, blah ,blah, about education. That $hit really pi$$e$ me off.Argue

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        Posted: November 22, 2013, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

        P***ed MadThere goes another RIPOFF from the lotteries as usual. The next thing you hear is blah, blah , blah, about education. I don't know who I'm more pi$$ed off at...the dumba$$ who bought the ticket, or the lotteries, who are always eager to use any excuse, to get their filthy hands on any money, that should go into the pot for the next jackpot draw. The players should be given the opportunity, to compete for that money, and screw that crap, about blah, blah ,blah, about education. That $hit really pi$$e$ me off.Argue

        I Agree! yeah how we really know there was even a "Winner" Thud

                         

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          Posted: November 22, 2013, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

          The person who bought this winning ticket is a bonehead!!!  Bash  I would never let $16 million dollars slip through my fingers!!!  I'm in it to win it!!!!

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            Posted: November 22, 2013, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

            I think if the lottery was really corrupt enough to fake a winner, then more states would allow collection via trusts and LLCs.

            Not only that, but you really think they would go to such lenghts in order to gain so little? There is $3,320,000 going back to the lottery, with the money being split among 44 states.

            Most likely the ticket got lost. How many lottery players can say they've never lost a single ticket?

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              Posted: November 22, 2013, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

               I would cash that winning ticket in so fast, it would make heads spin!  People take time to organize their finances and so forth (a sensible choice), but I say cash in the ticket quickly and you have the rest of your life to figure out what to do with the money.  Dance

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                Posted: November 22, 2013, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

                I Agree! yeah how we really know there was even a "Winner" Thud

                Excellent point. If they are really serious about finding the winner, they should put it in their rules that:-

                .....if a winner fails to show up until the last week

                .....a "wanted poster" of the winner will be published nationwide{social media et all}

                .....a reward of $10,000.00 or more will be awarded to the correct tipster{cops do it}

                .....the reward money will come from the lotteries and not from the winner.

                To the lotteries, this will be like taking $hitload of free money, and dumping it into the sewer. NO CHANCE!!!

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                  Posted: November 22, 2013, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

                  "Some?" of the unclaimed money will go to fund education? And the  Rest?Mad

                  The rest?? I know where it aint going in yours and my pocket cause we werent lucky enough to win...cause if we did we wouldnt have been fools and let the ticket expire...I hope the dope who had the winning ticket finds it tommorrow morning

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                    Posted: November 23, 2013, 12:03 am - IP Logged

                    And the winner is...

                    Drum roll please...

                    Drum.................

                    The Teacher's Union Thugs!!!  Confused

                    And the crowd roars!!!  Unhappy

                     

                    Best Wishes from your Friendly Lottery Folks!

                    And hey, don't forget to buy more tickets!


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                      Posted: November 23, 2013, 12:23 am - IP Logged

                      Bummer. 

                      This has to be the number one danger of being a "casual player".

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                        Posted: November 23, 2013, 5:21 am - IP Logged

                        I think it's safe to say that the winner forgot he had a ticket, for got to check it, lost it, etc.. Or he or she may have passed away and no one knew he /she had a ticket! Oh well >>>Bash

                        Money is a terrible master, but a great servant...Smile

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                          Posted: November 23, 2013, 11:14 am - IP Logged

                          I wonder did the winner have a heart attack, when he or she discovered theywon but didn't tell anyone about the ticket. I can't image how anyone could buy a ticket and not check it.

                          Goteki, have a Snickers. Why? Because you always get angry when you have a case of the one offs on your lottery tickets. Better? No, I'm still ticked off!Hit With Stick

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                            Posted: November 23, 2013, 4:58 pm - IP Logged

                            I think it's safe to say that the winner forgot he had a ticket, for got to check it, lost it, etc.. Or he or she may have passed away and no one knew he /she had a ticket! Oh well >>>Bash

                            I hope it's lost, to find that ticket later on, check the numbers only to find out

                            you won and the deadline has passedThud ugh!!!!

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